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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.

13 Essential Items for Hiking With Dogs

Preparation is key when it comes to hiking with your dog. Hiking is a great opportunity to give your dog the physical exercise he...

The 3 Crash-tested Dog Harnesses for Cars

A dog harness is a perfect tool for securing your pooch in the car when extenuating factors prevent him from being safely crated. Not all dog harnesses for car travel are developed or approved for vehicular use though. So, today we’re looking at the three safest dog harness for car travel options on the market.

Top 50 Best Dog Crates of All Time

The process of finding the perfect dog crate for your pooch is about more than simply finding the right size and type. You also...

15 Ways to Prevent Dogs from Chewing Furniture and Your Belongings

We’ve all been there - you turn your back for a moment or you leave your dog unsupervised, and you’ve lost a precious item...

17 Alternatives to Shock Collars [Infographic]

Despite still being widely used, shock collars for dogs are considered by many owners and some trainers as an inhumane and impractical method of...

Dogs and Kids: 17 Rules to Keep Them Safe

Dogs can be unpredictable. Their social language can be completely different when compared to the way humans communicate, and this is particularly important to...

Dog on Dog Attack: How to Safely Break Up a Dog...

It's inevitable to encounter other dogs when taking your pooch for a daily walk around the neighborhood or to a dog park. While generally this...

12 Pros and Cons of Wireless Dog Fences [Infographic]

All inner city dog owners secretly envy those in the suburbs or the country – having a yard, an open grass space where your...

30 Best Hunting Dogs for All Types of Game

Dogs have been hunting wild animals and birds for centuries. In fact, we all know that originally, dogs were domesticated by humans primarily to...

Shed Hunting Dog Training: How to Train Your Pooch to Find...

Shed hunting is a springtime search for shed deer antlers. Since deer shed their antlers from mid-January to mid-March, that's the best time to...

My Dog Bit Me: Reasons Why and What You Should Do

More than 4.5 million people suffer from dog bites in the US each year, and more than 800,000 receive medical attention for it, according...

5 Benefits of Elevated Food Bowls for Dogs: Myths or Facts?

Over the years there have been plenty of topics of contention among dog owners – are grains good or bad? Should dogs be spayed...

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