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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.

7 Reasons Why You Must Keep Your Dog on a Leash...

We adore dogs for their playful and adventurous nature. Unfortunately, it's also that same nature is what makes them susceptible to a lot of...

What Is a Service Dog?

Service dogs are all the rage these days, and for a very good reason. That said, some owners may consider their pets to be...

Dog Bite Bacteria and Infectious Diseases: A Guide for Owners

Every year in the United States there are 4.5 million cases of dog bites. Dog bites make up 90% of all animal bites that...

6 Advanced Dog Tricks You Have to Try

Teaching your dog tricks is a very interesting experience, where you need to use your creativity and try to think like your pet in...

Dog Having Trouble Walking: 10 Reasons Why and What to Do

It can be discouraging, frustrating, and even frightening for owners when they notice their dog having trouble walking. This can be caused by a...

How Dog Fighting Business Works

One of the biggest concerns when owning a dog is the possibility of your pooch being stolen and one of the main reasons dogs...

Dog Stealing: How It Works and How to Protect Your Pets

On average, the number of dogs stolen each year is around 2 million, and dog theft is not a small problem in the United...

6 Ways to Prevent Dog Collar Accidents

We put collars on our dogs with the best intentions – for their security, to be able to hold them if something dangerous comes...

Dog Behaviorist vs Dog Trainer: Which One Is Right for You?

Attempting to care for a difficult dog can be tiring but there are various options available for pet owners. There is a choice to...

Muscle Builder for Dogs: What It Is and How to Use...

Using pet supplements to help your dog build muscles is not always recommended. Generally, canines don’t need muscle supplements because they can gain weight...

The Dos and Don’ts of Running with Dogs

When it comes to the right and wrong things to do when preparing to start actively running with your pooch on a regular basis,...

16 Commands You Must Teach Your Dog After Adopting

You’ve made an excellent decision to adopt a homeless dog from your local animal shelter. However, when adopting a dog with an unknown history,...

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The Detailed Puppy Shot Schedule

Puppy Shot Schedule: A Detailed Guide

After you've adopted a young dog, one of the first steps is to come up with a puppy shot schedule. The puppy will need several...
15 Facts About Fear Aggression in Dogs

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...
The Dog Poop Color Chart Guide

Dog Poop Color Chart: What It All Means

When you walk your dog, you always pick up his waste. What do you do if the doo-doo looks strange? It may be a...
How to Fix Your Dog's Noise Phobia and Loud Noise Anxiety

How to Fix Your Dog’s Noise Phobia and Loud Noise Anxiety

Caring for a dog that is afraid of thunder, fireworks or other loud noises can leave you feeling helpless. The level of noise anxiety...
40 Tips On How to Make Your Dog Happy & Be the Best Dog Owner Ever

40 Tips On How to Make Your Dog Happy

One of the first thoughts that new dog owners have is, how do I make my dog happy? Fortunately, due to the demeanor of...
8 Signs Your Dog Is Experiencing Joint Pain

8 Signs Your Dog Is Experiencing Joint Pain

Early recognition, and limiting pain and distress are two key goals of proper dog care. Unfortunately, signs of joint pain in dogs are sometimes...

6 Tips for Cutting Your Dog’s Nails at Home

It's time to cut your dog's nails , but you're not sure how to do it. Your dog is fidgety, you've never done this...
8 Ways to Encourage a Lazy Dog to Exercise

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...
Incontinence in Senior Dogs Guide

Incontinence in Senior Dogs

Urinary incontinence is a condition where a dog is unable to hold their urine. Incontinence in senior dogs is a fairly common problem that...
9 Most Common Dog Eye Problems (How to Prevent and Treat Them)

9 Most Common Dog Eye Problems

Dog eye problems are very common and in most cases it's just a mild inconvenience. However, certain conditions will be more serious and require...