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  • Trimming Dog Nails

    Trimming Dog Nails

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Trimming a dog's nails can be dangerous for both dog and human if the dog is afraid. Dogs who fear nail trims can thrash around wildly, increasing the risk of cutting the quick if they are not effectively restrained. Cutting into the quick (the...

  • How to Stop Dog Barking

    How to Stop Dog Barking

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Humans are tremendously vocal creatures. Despite our own talkative tendencies, we tend not to appreciate "excessive" vocalizations from our dogs. Rest assured, your dog does not feel her barking is excessive. When she barks, she is trying to...

  • Top Dogs Good with Children

    Top Dogs Good with Children

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Adding a new human or canine family member to the home is a momentous decision that is sure to change your life significantly. Selecting the right dog for your family is vital to both the safety and happiness of your dog and children. What kind of...

  • 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...

  • Is Dog Fostering Right for Me?

    Is Dog Fostering Right for Me?

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    Dec 2, 2009 — For dog lovers, hearing about the six to eight million pets who enter shelters each year (according to the Humane Society of the U.S.) leads to a sharp pain in the heart. Adoption may be out - perhaps you already have a dog or two or can't commit...

  • Puppy Mills and Backyard Breeders

    Puppy Mills and Backyard Breeders

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Part of being a responsible dog owner is being a responsible dog buyer or adopter. If you decide to purchase a pooch, it should be from a reputable breeder - not a backyard breeder or puppy mill. Reputable breeders produce a few, stable and healthy...

  • Which Kind of Dog Bed is Right for Your Dog?

    Which Kind of Dog Bed is Right for Your Dog?

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Like humans, all dogs desire a comfortable place to relax. Choosing the right type of bed for your dog may be a bit overwhelming - with beds in every size, shape and color available, how does one go about selecting the perfect dog bed? How To...

  • 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...

  • How Much Water Should a Dog Drink a Day?

    How Much Water Should a Dog Drink a Day?

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Many dog owners leave out water for their dogs all the time with the thought that they'll drink as much, or as little, as they need. But how much water does a dog need? Monitoring your dog's water intake can improve their health, prevent illness...

  • Dog Grooming Basics - Tools and Techniques

    Dog Grooming Basics - Tools and Techniques

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    Dec 2, 2009 — A dog of any breed will need grooming to look and feel her best. Grooming your dog appropriately may take a few minutes to quite a few hours each week, depending on breed and coat type. Not all pet owners may have the time, skill, desire, or...

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