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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.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog Breed Profile

Called the people’s choice among coonhounds, the Treeing Walker Coonhound dog combines the best qualities of many coonhound breeds. They are very alert, have...

Redbone Coonhound Dog Profile

The Redbone Coonhound Dog, otherwise known as Reds, are purebred dogs that are originally from the United States. Reds are classified as hounds, and...

The Pit Bulls Nanny Dogs That Never Were (Debunking the Myth)

A dog lover may view the fierce reputation of the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT), with a good deal of skepticism. Having a love...

What You Must Know Before Adopting a Working Dog

As a potential dog owner, it can be very confusing when trying to match a specific dog breed with your lifestyle. This especially true...

Health of Purebred Dogs vs. Mutts: Which Dogs Are Healthier?

A common question among potential dog owners is whether there is a difference in the health between pure breed and mixed breed dogs. It...

How to Train an Urban Dog: Tricks to Turn Regular Walks...

Everyone knows that a happy, healthy and engaged dog makes for the best companion. In today’s urban, modern world it can be hard to...

Which Dog Toys Do Veterinarians Recommend?

Not all dog toys are created equal. In fact, some toys for dogs can actually be dangerous for them to play with and chew...

25 Most Difficult Tricks and Commands to Train Dogs (from easiest...

Dogs are a good provider of joy and companionship. This is especially true if you teach them a lot of tricks and commands. Whether...

7 Reasons NOT to Feed Your Dog Raw Dog Food (Based...

In recent years, the trend of feeding raw diets to dogs has been on the rise. With that rising trend comes rising controversy over...

How to Train a Dog to Be an Apartment Guard Dog

When most people go out to get a dog for themselves, their biggest requirement is a companion they can live with and a protector...

Top 5 Best Leather Dog Collars for Big Dogs

It can be difficult to find the right dog collar for your pooch with so many on the market. There are a number of factors...

15 Vital Safety Tips for Training Dogs with Shock Collars

An electronic dog collar is a dog training device, also known as dog shock collar, that delivers a small electric shock when the trainer presses...

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...