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Patrick Lumontod

Patrick Lumontod
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Patrick has been a long-time dog adopter and currently lives with his two dogs - Tarzan and Loki - in Brooklyn, NY. He is a certified dog trainer, writer on all things dogs, animal shelter volunteer, freelancer researcher of animal sciences and aspiring author.

15 Dog Walking Dangers and Safety Tips

It cannot be avoided - taking your pooch for walks everyday is necessary as an exercise routine, to do the bathroom business and it's...

23-Step Checklist for Your First Hunt With a Gun Dog

Even with the most well-trained dog by your side, going on your first canine-assisted hunt can be nerve-wracking. With the popularity of pets growing...

30 Most Quiet Dog Breeds Perfect for Apartments or Condos

It’s rarely a bad decision to get yourself a dog, but sometimes you’ll need to be picky about the exact type of companion that will...

13 Essential Items for Hiking With Dogs

Preparation is key when it comes to hiking with your dog. Hiking is a great opportunity to give your dog the physical exercise he...

The 3 Crash-tested Dog Harnesses for Cars

A dog harness is a perfect tool for securing your pooch in the car when extenuating factors prevent him from being safely crated. Not all dog harnesses for car travel are developed or approved for vehicular use though. So, today we’re looking at the three safest dog harness for car travel options on the market.

Top 50 Best Dog Crates of All Time

The process of finding the perfect dog crate for your pooch is about more than simply finding the right size and type. You also...

15 Ways to Prevent Dogs from Chewing Furniture and Your Belongings

We’ve all been there - you turn your back for a moment or you leave your dog unsupervised, and you’ve lost a precious item...

17 Alternatives to Shock Collars [Infographic]

Despite still being widely used, shock collars for dogs are considered by many owners and some trainers as an inhumane and impractical method of...

Dogs and Kids: 17 Rules to Keep Them Safe

Dogs can be unpredictable. Their social language can be completely different when compared to the way humans communicate, and this is particularly important to...

Dog on Dog Attack: How to Safely Break Up a Dog...

It's inevitable to encounter other dogs when taking your pooch for a daily walk around the neighborhood or to a dog park. While generally this...

12 Pros and Cons of Wireless Dog Fences [Infographic]

All inner city dog owners secretly envy those in the suburbs or the country – having a yard, an open grass space where your...

30 Best Hunting Dogs for All Types of Game

Dogs have been hunting wild animals and birds for centuries. In fact, we all know that originally, dogs were domesticated by humans primarily to...

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