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10 Key German Shepherd Behavior Problems

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Amongst the most challenging german shepherd behavior problems are biting, digging, door dashing, jumping on people, excessive barking, chewing, aggression, and even more. Let’s cover those in details and try to figure out how to fix it. #1 Chewing One of the worst things that can happen to dog owners is having their favorite shoes, bag, or sofa chewed to pieces by their pet. It usually starts as a way to alleviate gum pain when German Shepherd puppies are teething, but it can become a lifelong habit if it’s not corrected early on. You can learn everything about German Shepherd...

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Poodle Teeth Health Essential Guide

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Dogs have shown to develop major health problems if their oral care is not catered to. Poodle teeth are even more prone to infection, and this only increases fatality if left untreated over time. Chronologically, here are five steps that you must take to ensure your poodle teeth remain healthy. #1 – Start to care about it as soon as possible When your poodle is young, it is important to ground into them at an early age the daily process of cleaning their teeth. When you first bring them home, establish a set time of day and integrate cleaning their...

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Advantages of Potty Training a Puppy with Pads

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Many of us just love having dogs around. Why shouldn’t we? They’re man’s best friend after all! But there are times when we must leave our furry friends at home to earn a living, to run an errand or to do whatever we humans need to do. During these times, our pups are left at home – missing us, thinking of what to do and to chew, etc. But most importantly, they eventually need to go for number 1 or number 2. So, every pet parent’s dream is to train their babies hot to potty.  One of the weapons to...

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How to Keep a Puppy from Pooping in a Crate

Here’re some guidelines and handy tips on how to keep a puppy from pooping and peeing in a crate.  Let’s start with the feeding process. Keep your puppy on a regular feeding schedule – same time, the same amount of meals. Take your dog outside regularly and consistently: first thing in the morning, last thing before bed, after playing, after drinking, after eating, etc.  Look up for early signs that he needs to go potty so that you can prevent the accidents from occurring. Some signs are:  whining, pacing, sniffing, circling or leaving the room. If you’ve noticed any of...

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How to Housebreak an Older Dog

Some adult dogs (older than six months) sometimes can go potty inside the apartment. House soiling can happen in any place of a house, but sometimes dog owners will notice that pet soils more in specific locations, which may uncover the cause. For example, soiling might happen only in rarely used rooms or on a particular kind of surface, or only in the areas that smell strongly.  Some dogs might pee only during petting or greetings,  some – do that only when they’re left alone, or only when they haven’t had time to go potty outside. However, even older dogs can be...

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The Nitty-Gritty of Shih Tzu Potty Training (Top Shih Tzu Housebreaking Problems Included)

Shih Tzu is overall clean breed. However, the house potty training process sometimes cannot be rushed. It is the best to train the Shih Tzu properly at the very beginning than to retrain the dog. Shih Tzu and breed’s origin Shih Tzu (or even more appropriately, Shih Tzu Kou) literally means “lion dog.” And it describes one of the most esteemed pets in China because of its connection with Buddhism. And though the Shih Tzu is often linked with China, there are some proofs that it presumably started in Tibet as early as the 17th century. There it was known...

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How to Potty Train a Puppy with Pads

Many dog owners prefer to toilet their pets outside; indoor potty-training is a great option for small dogs and also an alternative for people with a mobility issue, whom won’t find it that easy to walk their dogs outside. Here’s how you can potty train a puppy with pads: the key is to make sure that your puppy supervised all the time and don’t have a chance to sneak away to make his business in the wrong spot. When you can’t watch the pups you can you a crate of an appropriate size for a little while to prevent the...

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How to Kennel Train a Puppy

Crate potty training is the process of teaching a puppy to accept a  crate as a familiar and secure place. Though,  confined areas can be sometimes misused. They’re best as a short-term training tool, not as a lifetime model of housing. The goal should be to control behavior problems and coach your dog so that it’s not necessary to keep it confined for 8-10 hours daily. Some dogs are never comfortable in crates but can bear them if necessary. Others are frightened when closed. However, most dogs readily adapt to their cages, preferring to sleep or hide when life gets too hectic. There are various causes you...

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