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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.

25 Best Dog Training Books for Beginners and Advanced Trainers

Whether you are undertaking basic obedience training, advanced training or specialized training with your dog, the best dog training books are a must-have resource....

What You Must Know Before Adopting a Working Dog

As a potential dog owner, it can be very confusing when trying to match a specific dog breed with your lifestyle. This especially true...

Health of Purebred Dogs vs. Mutts: Which Dogs Are Healthier?

A common question among potential dog owners is whether there is a difference in the health between pure breed and mixed breed dogs. It...

16 Commands You Must Teach Your Dog After Adopting

You’ve made an excellent decision to adopt a homeless dog from your local animal shelter. However, when adopting a dog with an unknown history,...

How to Train an Urban Dog: Tricks to Turn Regular Walks...

Everyone knows that a happy, healthy and engaged dog makes for the best companion. In today’s urban, modern world it can be hard to...

Top 15 Best Dog GPS Collars and Trackers

As more dog owners choose to bring their dogs wherever they go, either on hunts or outdoor activities, the chances of losing the dog...

Which Dog Toys Do Veterinarians Recommend?

Not all dog toys are created equal. In fact, some toys for dogs can actually be dangerous for them to play with and chew...

25 Most Difficult Tricks and Commands to Train Dogs (from easiest...

Dogs are a good provider of joy and companionship. This is especially true if you teach them a lot of tricks and commands. Whether...

10 Ways Dogs Communicate Their Sense of Humor According to Science

The personal experiences of at least 50 million dog devotees combined with the high science of a handful of rat-, ape- and dog-tickling animal...

7 Reasons NOT to Feed Your Dog Raw Dog Food (Based...

In recent years, the trend of feeding raw diets to dogs has been on the rise. With that rising trend comes rising controversy over...

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,...

23 Step Checklist to Follow for Your Very First Hunt With...

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...

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25 Best Dog Training Books for Beginners and Advanced Trainers

Whether you are undertaking basic obedience training, advanced training or specialized training with your dog, the best dog training books are a must-have resource....

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A dog harness is a great tool when used correctly. Unfortunately, few people know how to select the correct harness for their dog, how...

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When you adopt a rescue dog, you feel good. Everyone applauds you. You saved a life, right? Yes, you have - but how will...