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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.

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...

Dog Shock Collar Comparison: Dogtra vs SportDog vs Petsafe vs Educator

It's one of the most controversial training tools a dog owner’s arsenal. Dog shock collars are viewed as a sort of harmful device that...

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5 Bladder Problems in Dogs - How to Recognize Them and What to Do

5 Bladder Problems in Dogs: How to Recognize Them and What...

Is your dog having accidents in the house even though he is properly housebroken? Does he have to urinate more often than usual? These...
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If you’re considering to welcome a new furry addition to your family, there are many things to consider including the dog's temperament, energy levels...
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Dogs can suffer from a variety of heart problems, just like humans. In fact, it is estimated that 10% of all dogs in the...
Heated Dog Blankets and Beds - Are They Useful and Safe for Our Pets

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Despite all the fluff and fur, pets may need help keeping warm, particularly during the colder seasons. While heated dog blankets can come with hazards,...
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Breathing Problems in Dogs: How to Spot Them and What to...

Numerous dog breathing problems can present a life-threatening situation and a quick reaction on the owner's part is often necessary. Respiratory problems can be...
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Aspiring dog owners often underestimate the cost of dog ownership over a lifetime, sometimes either focusing only on monthly or yearly costs, or overlooking...
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5 Signs of Dog Anal Glands Problems (And What to Do)

While dog anal glands problems are usually not life-threatening, with the exception of anal gland cancer, they are relatively common and can affect your dog’s...
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Disaster preparedness is something that many of us don’t think about until it’s too late. In light of the devastating natural disasters we have...