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Five Ways To Stop A Dog From Digging Holes

The iconic image many people think of when they think of dogs digging holes is the dog proudly putting a bone in it and covering it back up. In reality, this can leave you with a lot of holes in the ground. Here are five ways to stop a dog from digging holes:1) Stop the bonesIf your dog is digging holes because you are giving him bones, I don’t know, stop giving him bones! Try a chew toy as a substitute instead.2) Make your dog more activeSometimes dogs just dig out of boredom. Try exercising your dog more often to get him tired.3) POP!If you see that your dog keeps digging in the same spots, put a blown up balloon...

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Pros and Cons of Different Dog Bowls

While you may think that a dog bowl is just a dog bowl, that is simply not the case. There are many different types of dog bowls that serve diverse purposes. Here we explore the Pros & Cons of each type of bowl...

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Boating With Dogs

Boating can be a great hobby, the cornerstone of a marine business, or a fantastic getaway. Regardless of how you enjoy boating, you can always bring your dog along for a day on the water if you take the animal’s needs and behavior into consideration.Why Dogs Love BoatingDogs enjoy exploring new sights, sounds, and smells, and a boat is filled with new sensory experiences for any canine companion. Furthermore, dogs are instinctive swimmers and don’t typically have a fear of the water, so their inherent curiosity isn’t inhibited by a new environment. As pack animals, dogs bond strongly with their human pack-mates, and will greatly enjoy spending time with you rather than being left behind. It is important, however, that...

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Tips On What To Do If Your Dog Is An Aggressive Chewer

Have you ever come home and realize you’re missing a shoe? Chances are it was your best friend that took it. I’m not talking about your roommate. I am talking about your dog. We love our pups, but sometimes they chew on the wrong things to the point of complete destruction. When it comes to dogs there are two types of chewers, aggressive and non-aggressive. An aggressive chewer is any dog that chews with such energy and enthusiasm that he breaks or swallows the object he’s chewing on.  Non-aggressive chewers tend to chew objects more gently. Chewing is not a bad thing for your dog, its natural. As puppies start teething, chewing is a healthy part of their development. To...

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Fun, Cognitive Training Games for Dogs

Dogs need mental stimulation just as much as they need physical exercise, and cognitive training games can be a fun way to sharpen your dog’s intelligence. There are many different ways to exercise your dog’s mental muscles, and by providing that exercise, you will help your dog have a happier, more fulfilling life. How Cognitive Training Helps Your Dog Cognitive training is brain training, solving puzzles and figuring out solutions to sharpen mental acuity. This helps dogs focus their energy into constructive activities, rather than a bored pet acting out such as causing damage, barking uncontrollably, or otherwise becoming destructive for lack of anything better to do. Cognitive training can also help alleviate anxiety, depression, and stress in dogs by...

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