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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.

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...

12 Ways to Tire Out a Hyperactive Dog

Sometimes pet owners are unable to bring their dogs out for longer walks due to bad weather or other conflicts. When this happens, dogs...

How to Do CPR On a Dog

Doing CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is something we’ve all seen performed many times in movies and TV, but it's actually harder than it looks. When...

11 Most Popular Dog Sports

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

11 Things Dog Trainers Wish Owners Knew

Dog trainers cringe when they see how some people intentionally or unintentionally treat their canine companions. Don't become one of those people a dog...

12 Safety Tips for Camping with Dogs

There is nothing better than enjoying time in the great outdoors. Fresh air, peaceful silence and the smells of nature make camping a relaxing...

10 Ways to Treat Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Living with a dog that has a problem with separation anxiety can be challenging. It is not rare that dogs develop destructive behavior and...

15 Ways to Prevent Dogs from Chewing Furniture and Your Belongings

You turn your back for just a moment, and you’ve lost a precious item because it's been chewed to bits by your dog. It...

8 Coolest Dog Tricks That You Haven’t Tried

Have you gone through all the basic dog training and feeling a little adventurous? Want to teach a dog some some fun, advanced and...

20 Most Aggressive Dog Breeds

Some people prefer little lapdogs and others enjoy the company of a large slobbering powerhouse. Every dog breed is different. There are mellow lazy...

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Fecal Test for Dogs: Types, Procedures and Costs

A fecal test for dogs (stool sample) is a standard way of testing the feces content in veterinary clinics which can tell you a...
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From antibiotics to pain killers, every dog medication we give our pets has the potential for side effects. Some of those side effects are...
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20 Dog Pregnancy Tips for a Successful Birth

The arrival of puppies can be a fun and exciting time but there many things that you should know about and prepare beforehand. Below...
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Some countries and U.S. states pass breed discrimination laws now, banning owners from adopting certain dog breeds. The way these laws work can be...
8 Tips on How to Train a Dog Not to Run Away and Safely Walk Off-leash

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...
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As a slightly obsessed dog-mom who has been preparing her younger brother for his first experience in dog ownership, I have spent the past...
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When you're traveling and can't take your dog with you, booking a room at a dog hotel may be the best choice. Dog hotel...
Glaucoma in Dogs - The Pet Owner’s Guide

Glaucoma in Dogs: Causes, Signs, Treatment

Glaucoma in dogs is an eye disease characterized by damage to the optic nerve and peripheral vision loss which is caused by the increased...