December 2009. Page 10

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  • The Steps and Costs for Adopting a Dog

    The Steps and Costs for Adopting a Dog

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Though you may occasionally see a pet owner offering a dog "free to a good home," in general you can expect to pay an adoption fee when you adopt or rescue a dog. So, how much does it cost to adopt a dog? The fee can vary with the type of...

  • Should I Adopt a Dog?

    Should I Adopt a Dog?

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    Dec 2, 2009 — The decision to adopt a pet dog should not be taken lightly. A dog will affect your life in a multitude of ways, and will become a long-term commitment, as dogs live between seven and 15 years - possibly longer. Instead of rushing into it, it's...

  • Tips for Being a Good Doggie Foster Parent

    Tips for Being a Good Doggie Foster Parent

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Fostering a dog is one of many ways you can help improve the lives of homeless pets. Most Dogster members are well aware of the pet overpopulation problem both nationally and internationally - there are millions of dogs that wait and sadly die in...

  • Tips for Traveling with Your Dog

    Tips for Traveling with Your Dog

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Dogs love to travel. They are natural nomads, used to moving around in a pack and love meeting new friends. Learning how to travel with your dog requires some knowledge and adjustments, but after a trip with your pet, you will most likely agree...

  • Traveling Across International Borders with Your Dog

    Traveling Across International Borders with Your Dog

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Every national border crossing is governed by its own set of requirements when you take your dog on holiday. Most countries make such transitions very easy. DO plan for international travel with your dog, but DO gather all the information you need to...

  • What to Ask Your Future Dog Walker

    What to Ask Your Future Dog Walker

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    Dec 2, 2009 — You may work one or more jobs, putting in very long days at the office. You come home tired, wanting to relax and are greeted by a dog bouncing off the walls, the energy she's been reserving all day in your absence waiting to be released through...

  • Cleaning Dog Ears

    Cleaning Dog Ears

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    Dec 2, 2009 — In a 2008 pet health study conducted by the VPI pet insurance company, ear infections were the number one reason dog owners sought veterinary care. Thorough and regular ear cleaning and maintenance can help your dog avoid ear problems and...

  • Dog Clicker Training Basics

    Dog Clicker Training Basics

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Dog clicker training employs a toy noisemaker (clicker) to mark wanted behaviors. The clicker becomes a "conditioned reinforcer" by being paired repeatedly with things the dog wants to work for (often, but not always food) which we then use to...

  • Traveling with Your Dog in the Car

    Traveling with Your Dog in the Car

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Most dogs love traveling by car. Dogs are natural nomads; and they want to be with their humans all day long. The car is like a house on wheels for them. Learn how to travel with your dog by car and how to make it safe so that you and your dog will...

  • Six Summertime Hazards for Dogs

    Six Summertime Hazards for Dogs

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Seasonal pet health hazards should be considered during the extreme temperatures of both winter and summer. Keeping pets safe during the summer is easiest if you know what the risks are and how to manage them for your dog's safety. The dog days of...

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