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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.

5 Proven Signs of Dog Abuse

Despite the fact that FBI labeled animal abuse a major problem worldwide, little is known about how to determine whether a dog has been...

25 Smart Dog Breeds That are Easy to Train

Pet owners often have breed requirements before adopting a dog: how easy they are to care for, how much exercise they need, how difficult...

25 Most Common Dog Behavior Problems

Domesticated dogs today are much better today than 10,000 years ago at behaving the way humans wish for them to behave. Even so, there...

10 Serious Dog Behavior Problems and How to Deal With Them

Common dog behavior problems are the main reason why owners give up on their pets back to shelters. Knowing what type of behavioral issues...

17 Rules to Keep Kids and Dogs Safe

Dogs can be unpredictable. Their social language is very different compared to humans, and this is important for pet owners with kids. While some...

Dog Agility Competition: Pros and Cons

Agility dogs are hard-working, sporty, and attentive to what their owners want them to do, and with this sport, communication will be key. Fun...

25 Most Difficult Tricks and Commands to Train Dogs

Whether you teach your dog to sit, roll over or catch a ball, any trick will bring a smile to your face and happiness...

15 Most Popular Police Dog Breeds

Dogs have been used in law enforcement and police work going as far back as the 5th Century. Modern K9 officers are trained for...

15 Facts About Fear Aggression in Dogs

While some breeds are more aggressive than others, certain instincts exist in all canines. So even though most dogs are affectionate and loving to...

8 Ways to Encourage a Lazy Dog to Exercise

Generally, dogs need anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours of daily exercise. Some large breeds, athletic/active breeds and working dogs will usually need...

Why No-Pull Dog Harnesses Are the Safest Choice

Dog leash pulling is a common behavioral issue that needs to be fixed. Certain tools can be not only helpful but even essential so...

7 Types of Best Flooring for Dogs

Whether you’re considering purchasing a new home or remodeling an existing house or apartment, the choice of which floor to use is important if...

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25 Smart Dog Breeds That are Easy to Train

Pet owners often have breed requirements before adopting a dog: how easy they are to care for, how much exercise they need, how difficult...