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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.

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,...

A Dog for Personal Protection: 6 Things You Must Consider First

We adopt dogs for many reasons: we may want companionship, a jogging partner, or someone else to take care of; we may be looking...

Top 25 Best Dog GPS Collar Trackers

As more dog owners choose to bring their dogs wherever they go - hiking, camping, hunting, other outdoor activities or simply long walks - the...

8 Coolest Dog Tricks That You Haven’t Tried Yet

Having your dog perform tricks in front of your friends is not only a way to have fun and bond together with the pet,...

The Pet Owner’s Guide to Dog Muscle Supplements

If your pet isn’t suffering from a specific health condition that could be improved upon with muscle supplements, or a veterinarian doesn’t prescribe or...

The Ultimate Guide to Hunting Dog Training

The initial aspects of training a hunting dog can seem daunting. But when you break down the process into its key goals and basic...

11 Popular Dog Sports Your Active Dog (And You) Can Compete...

If you have an active dog on your hands, there are plenty of dog sports to consider that can help to burn off some...

8 Tips on How to Train a Dog Not to Run...

Having your dog run away when off-leash and then go missing is a terrifying feeling. If you have a pet that doesn't really listen, learning...

Why Do Dogs Bark at the Mailman?

Does your Fido turn into Cujo whenever the mailman arrives? Are you beginning to not receive some of your mail and suspect that it's...

8 Tips for Your First Doggie Play-Date

There are many reasons for being well-prepared for your dog’s first doggie playdate instead of going at it blind. Many dogs are accustomed to...

15 Most Popular Police Dog Breeds

Dogs have been doing police work and working as K-9 officers for many years. Some breeds have been revered for their hard work protecting...

5 Things to Do If Your Dog Was Bit

When your own dog is attacked by another, it can be a terrifying moment. The flurry of teeth, fur, growling, and yelps creates an...

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8 Scientific Reasons to Socialize Your Dog

Dogs are inherently pack animals, much like their wolf ancestors. Research shows that this mindset is deeply ingrained in Canis Familiaris, so to withhold...
Comparing Costs of Fresh Dog Food Delivery vs Store-bought Kibble

Comparing Costs of Fresh Dog Food Delivery vs. Store-bought Kibble

Knowing how much it will cost each month to feed your dog a specific type and/or brand of food, based on the dog’s weight,...
Dog Dental Water Additive - What It Is and How to Use It

Dog Dental Water Additive: Here’s What It Is and How to...

A dog’s dental hygiene may not be at the top of the priority list when it comes to caring for your pet, but it...

5 Most Dangerous Cancerous Tumors in Dogs

Even mentioning the word „cancer“ instills fear in dog owners and makes them think of the worst possible scenarios, and most commonly their pet's...
4 Common Ways People Abuse Animals

4 Common Ways People Abuse Animals

Abuse against animals is more common than one might think. Neglect, animal hoarding, animal fighting, and animal abuse related to violence in the home...
Dog Wart Removal - Step-by-Step Guide

Dog Wart Removal: Step-by-Step Guide

Warts in dogs, also known as canine viral papillomas or canine viral papillomatosis, is a relatively common occurrence in young pups. The immune system...
My Dog Has Crusty Scabs on His Back

Found Crusty Scabs on Dog’s Back? Here’s Why and What to...

Discovering crusty scabs on your dog’s back, especially if you do not know what caused them, or how to treat them, can be upsetting....
Can I Put Coconut Oil on My Dog’s Fur

Can I Put Coconut Oil on My Dog’s Fur?

Coconut oil has become quite the craze. People eat it, use it to cook with, and even apply it topically, but is it safe...