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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.

Why No-Pull Dog Harnesses and Collars Are the Safest Choice

It's very common for dogs to pull on their leashes when you walk them. Dog leash pulling is one of the most common behavioral...

How to Do CPR On a Dog

Doing CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is something we’ve all seen performed thousands of times in movies and TV, but yet we all know that it...

Dog Operant Conditioning: What It Is and How to Use It

You have been working with your dog’s behavior so that the two of you can be more social with family members and other dogs....

Dog Food Prices: 30 Top Dog Food Brands & Their Value...

When it comes to feeding our pets, every dog owner wants to give the dog the best that one can afford. The question is, however,...

Top 5 Best Dog Sweaters for Warmth & Style

Sometimes your dog's fur coat just isn't enough. Maybe he gets cold more easily than other dogs, or maybe the winter chill is too...

How to Accurately Use Dog DNA Tests

There are many reasons why you might want a dog DNA test on your pet. They are gaining in popularity online and on television....

17 Alternatives to Shock Collars for Dogs

Despite still being widely used, shock collars are an inhumane and impractical method of training a dog. Dogs respond to positive reinforcement far more...

5 Most Effective Ways to Get a Dog to Stop Barking

A dog barking is completely natural and it is unreasonable for us as owners to expect our dogs to never bark. We as humans...

Dog Body Language: The Pet Owner’s Guide to Understanding Dogs

Dogs can’t verbally communicate in a way that we can understand. Fortunately, however, their body language provides plenty of cues for us to interpret...

Wireless Dog Fence: 12 Things You Must Know Before Getting One

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

Best Dog Tracker Comparison: Tagg vs. FitBark vs. Whistle

Health seems to be everyone’s obsession these days and that’s certainly not a bad thing. In recent years we’ve also created and used a...

9 Tips on How to Protect Your Dog’s Paws in Winter

Winter time is just around the corner, which means preparing your dog for cold weather. One thing many pet owners forget about is the...

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You have made the decision to add another member to your family. This one will be four-legged and hairy. Trying to choose a breed...

Dog Won’t Open His Eyes? Here’s What This Means (and what...

The last few days you’ve noticed your dog looking at you a little funny, it was almost like a cute winking in one eye...

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Our dogs are so much more than pets. They are precious members of our family and we love them dearly. They offer us support, friendship...

Why No-Pull Dog Harnesses and Collars Are the Safest Choice

It's very common for dogs to pull on their leashes when you walk them. Dog leash pulling is one of the most common behavioral...

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Hang on! Did your dog just wink at you? Unusual winking, blinking, rubbing, or pawing at the eyes is your dog’s way of telling...

How to Train Dogs to Use Pet Stairs and Ramps [Infographic]

There's a number of reasons why pet owners may find pet stairs and ramps useful. They're particularly helpful for senior dogs with arthritis, dogs...