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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 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...

Why Do Dogs Steal Things and How to Stop It

It can be pretty frustrating when your things go missing, but it’s so much worse when you find out that it’s your loyal pooch...

10 Most Common Dog Behavior Problems (and How to Fix Them)

Statistically, the most common dog behavior problems are the main reason why many owners give up on their dogs. Knowing what type of behavioral...

15 Things to Know About Dog Hotels Before You Leave Your...

When you're traveling and can't take your dog with you, booking a room at dog hotel may be the best choice. Booking your dog...

15 Best Low Protein Dog Food Brands for Kidney Health

There may come a time (if you're reading this it probably already happened to you) when your veterinarian will recommend the best low protein dog...

12 Unique Ways to Tire Out a Hyperactive Dog

Use these tricks when you can't walk your dog for his daily exercises. You already know that your dogs need regular exercises to be healthy...

25 Smart Dog Breeds That are Easiest to Train

There are a lot of requirements you have to look for when choosing a canine companion; such as how easy she is to care...

5 Ways to Protect Your Dog from Thieves

As nice as it is to be able to let your dog out into the yard while you get ready for work, it’s can...

How to Put on Different Types of Dog Harnesses

You've finally bought a good dog harness of your Fido, but now there's a problem - how do you easily put on a pet...

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...

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Dog Scared of Fireworks - 7 Things You Can Do to Help

Dog Scared of Fireworks? 7 Things You Can Do to Help

Dogs are often afraid of loud noises like thunder or fireworks. These sounds are often a source of great distress, fear and anxiety for...

A Science-based Guide to Home Cooked Dog Food Recipes

Covering the subject of homemade dog food recipes is a big part of Top Dog Tips. Today, though, we’re breaking out the lab coats...
4 Reasons Why and When Dog Parks Can Be Dangerous

4 Reasons Why and When Dog Parks Can Be Dangerous

Enjoying summer with your pooch in a dog park while he runs around freely can be fun, and it's also be a great way...
The Complete Guide on Osteosarcoma in Dogs

The Complete Guide on Osteosarcoma in Dogs

Each year approximately 8,000 to 10,000 dogs are diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Most frequently seen in large and giant breed dogs, this aggressive bone cancer...
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What to Do If Your Dog Eats Chocolate

Most dog owners are aware that chocolate can be toxic to dogs. However, even with all the necessary precautions, our pets sometimes find a...
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5 Dog Esophagus Problems and What You Should Know

The esophagus is a thin, muscular tube that connects a dog’s throat to their stomach and helps with pushing water and food into the...
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8 Water and Swimming Dangers and Safety Tips for Dog Owners

Summer swimming with your dogs is one of the many perks of being a pet parent. What could be better than going to the...