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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.

Top 9 Best No Pull Dog Collar Choices

Dogs commonly pull on the leash for many reasons and that can be a significant and even a dangerous problem for owners, especially those...

Top 15 Best Dog Agility Equipment Kits

Training your dog for dog agility competitions is more in fashion today than ever before. Dog agility training takes time and monetary investments, but...

How to Shop for Dog Doors, Pick the Right Type and...

Installing a dog door in your home can be a life saver for both you and your dog. Dog doors are in particular very...

15 Dog Walking Dangers and Safety Tips

It cannot be avoided - taking your pooch for walks everyday is necessary as an exercise routine, for bathroom breaks and playtime activity. But...

3 Crash Tested Dog Harnesses for Cars

A dog harness is a perfect tool for securing your pet in the car when extenuating factors prevent them from being safely crated. However,...

6 Dangers of Dogs Pulling on Leash (And What You Must...

Leash pulling is fairly common in excited dogs, with their collar squeezing around the dog’s throat. In fact, a 2008 study reported leash pulling...

Your Dog Bit Another Dog? 7 Steps You Must Follow After...

You're in a dog park, and your pooch is playing with another dog. All of a sudden, the situation escalates and they start fighting....

7 Reasons You’re Failing at Housebreaking a Puppy (And How to...

Housebreaking a puppy can be frustrating and may seem hopeless when all your efforts are failing. If your dog isn’t picking up the training...

Top 6 Best Calming Collars for Dogs

Scientists have studied different types of anxiety treatments and found calming collars for dogs to be extremely effective at reducing fear and anxiety. There are...

8 Tips on How to Stop a Dog From Peeing in...

There's more than one reason why your dog is peeing in the crate, and determining the cause of this is crucial in order to...

Top 6 Best Dog Foods for Pitbulls to Gain Weight and...

Is your Pitbull having a hard time gaining weight and lean muscle? Take a look at the ingredients in their daily feed. Is it...

The Best Dog Anxiety Vests

Mild anxiety in dogs means some barking, but if a dog's anxiety is severe, they may get destructive, aggressive or seriously ill. One of...

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