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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.

25 Smart Dog Breeds That are Easy to Train

Pet owners often have breed requirements before adopting a dog: how easy they are to care for, how much exercise they need, how difficult...

25 Most Common Dog Behavior Problems

Domesticated dogs today are much better today than 10,000 years ago at behaving the way humans wish for them to behave. Even so, there...

10 Serious Dog Behavior Problems and How to Deal With Them

Common dog behavior problems are the main reason why owners give up on their pets back to shelters. Knowing what type of behavioral issues...

17 Rules to Keep Kids and Dogs Safe

Dogs can be unpredictable. Their social language is very different compared to humans, and this is important for pet owners with kids. While some...

Dog Agility Competition: Pros and Cons

Agility dogs are hard-working, sporty, and attentive to what their owners want them to do, and with this sport, communication will be key. Fun...

15 Facts About Fear Aggression in Dogs

While some breeds are more aggressive than others, certain instincts exist in all canines. So even though most dogs are affectionate and loving to...

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...

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...

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