Service Dogs and the Life of One

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There are many dogs who are capable of becoming a Service Dog. Not every dog can handle the job, and it certainly does take a special dog to become one. A dog of any breed can be a Service Dog. I’ll be discussing the life of my service dog although I won’t go into detail about why I have her. Service Dogs live a hard working but rewarding and fun life. The standard breeds most commonly seen as Service Dogs are Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Poodles, and German Shepherds. These…

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Watermelon and Cucumber Frozen Dog Treats

FROZEN DOG TREAT | EASY DIY DOG TREATS FOR SUMMER
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Summer is here and we are all trying to find ways to cool our dogs off with healthy and good for your treats. These frozen dog treats have been a hit with my dogs and they can be somewhat picky. I typically make a variety of treats that are frozen for these extremely warm months. Watermelon is not only a good treat for you but also for your dog. It’s great for hydration as it’s about 92% water, it’s also fat free and low calorie. Watermelon is also full of…

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Calm Your Dog During Thunderstorms and Fireworks

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It’s approaching the time of year where it’ll soon be July 4th, and where I live that also means from the rainy season is here. Yes, Florida gets a rainy season and it’s dring the summer which is when we have our hurrican season. Here are tips to calm your dog that I’ve learned from owning dogs and going through this stormy season as I call it. I definitely enjoy going out and having a backyard BBQ or going to see fireworks as well. Even if I don’t go out…

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7 Small Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed

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Dogs shed and that can be a deal breaker for someone who wants a dog but doesn’t want one that sheds. Don’t give up yet, as here are a few dog breeds that don’t shed, plus they are adorable and more popular than you think! Dog Hair – Don’t Shed on Me We all love dogs, but some of us just don’t want the maintenence of a dog that constantly sheds. I totally get that dog shedding can suck when you show up for work and your clothes are covered…

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Recall – Getting Your Dog to Come When Called

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As dog owners there’s one thing we always expect of our dog, or we should anyways. That is recall. Recall is getting your dog to come running back to you when you call them. This can definitely take a long time for your dog to learn and is typically more difficult with more distractions. Recall When teaching this you want it to be a simple or easy to understand command for your dog. Some basic examples are ” (dog’s name) come” or “here (dog’s name)”. If you’ve previously been known…

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Fearful Dogs and How Music Can Help

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If you have ever rescued a dog or even fostered a dog, you may have come across one or even many that are fearful. I’ve fostered dogs who have been fearful and have helped work with them many different ways. One thing I’ve always noticed that helped me get through tough situations is music. I figured if it works for me, why not try it with dogs too. Music can be life changing but one thing to remember is how sensitive dogs are to it, loudness wise that is. I’ve…

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PetPlate: We Tried It & We Loved It

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PetPlate Review If you haven’t heard of PetPlate then you are totally missing out. It’s a high quality delivery service of food for your dog. They create custom meals for your beloved four legged companion. These scrumtious meals are delivered right to your door making it extra convienent for even the busiest person. No more hassle of getting to the pet store to pick up your average bag of kibble. With PetPlate you won’t ever worry about running out of food again for your dog. Quality and Ingredients of PetPlate…

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Fun Ways to Exercise with Your Dog

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How to Exercise With Your Dog Do you wanna begin exercisign and working out but the idea of a 10k or even a 5k don’t sound fun at all? Maybe you’re someone who enjoys running, but you could also be someone who just really dislikes it. There’s plenty of ways to exercise besides running or even just walking. Here are some fun ways to exercise with your dog and get fit in the process. There’s ways to get in shape besides going to the gym. Many of us have a…

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Puppy’s First Night at Home – What to Expect

Puppy's First Night at Home
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Puppy’s First Night at Home Bringing home a puppy for the first time is exciting. It’s something that is fun as well but can pose a bit of stress for both the dog and you, the family. Here’s some advice for your puppy’s first night at home with you. I haven’t brought home a 9 week old puppy in quite a few years but honestly, this can be advice for bringing home an older dog as well. A good puppy book I had friends recommend to me that we have…

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5 Commands Your Dog Needs to Know

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How your dog acts is a reflection of you, the owner. All dog owners want a well mannered dog. Socialization is a major part of a dog’s education as well as learning commands. These commands aren’t tricks as they are things all dogs should know. Depending on where you live, there are usually many things you can do with your dog. Whether it be an outdoor event or going hiking. There are some things your dog needs to know to be kept safe and so you both will have fun…

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