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Woofer in Silverlake Dog Park

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Simple Tips On How To Choose A Dog

Simple Tips On How To Choose A Dog

Getting a new dog can be an exciting time for you and your family, especially when you bring your new puppy home for the very first time.  It can also be a nerve wracking time if you don’t properly research the type of dog that you will be bringing home to your family, or if you’re not prepared to bring a new dog into your home.  There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to knowing how to choose a dog.

Knowing how to choose a dog is not always crystal clear and there really are a number of different factors that could play a role in how you choose what type of dog you will be bringing home.  One factor that will help you know how to choose a dog is the type of living environment that you can provide.  Do you have a small apartment or home?  Do you not have a lot of room for a dog to run around?  If this is the case, you’ll want to consider getting a small dog breed.  Small dog breeds require less room to roam because of their small size.  Large dog breeds obviously need more room to be able to move around and get the exercise they need because they’re larger and can cover more ground quickly.

Another tip for knowing how to choose a dog is whether or not you have children.  This is a very important factor because you’ll want to get a dog that is going to be friendly towards children.  You don’t want a dog in the house that could easily be angered by having little kids play with him.  Some of the more friendly dog breeds include Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers.  These are some of the most mild mannered and kid friendly dogs that you can find.

Finally, one final tip for knowing how to choose a dog is what your intentions are as a dog owner.  Do you plan on breeding your dog?  Do you simply want to rescue a dog and provide it a good home?  If you plan on breeding your dog, then you’ll want to look at getting a purebred so that you have good bloodlines in your breed.  This will attract the most buyers and will help make your business more successful.  If you simply want to rescue a dog, then this is something you will not have to pay as much attention to, and you can simply choose the dog that you love the most and think will be the best fit for your home.

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12 X 18 Stretched Canvas Poster Find the Dog’s Master

12 X 18 Stretched Canvas Poster Find the Dog’s Master

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This image is one a collection of vintage art, this excellent quality and durable Canvas Print measures 12 X 18 inches and arrives ready to hang on the wall with all necessary accessories already in place. The Canvas Print is stretched over a sturdy wood frame for maximum stability and tautness. Canvas prints are Gallery Wrapped.  This means that the image will go around the edge of the stretched canvas, giving a greater depth to the art.

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Question by Kari C: How do I stop my dog from barking “constantly” while we are away?
I have a year-old male Pointer/Beagle mix. We have him crate-trained and when we leave for work during the day (typically from about 10a-5pm both of us are gone) he stays in the crate. We are sure to put his Kong (stuffed with PB and other goodies) and at least another toy in there. When we leave in the morning he is quiet and when we arrive home, he is quiet 95% of the time. However, if we both leave in the evening, we almost always come home to him barking constantly. This wouldn’t be that much of a problem, but we live in a condo complex. Lately, we have been getting complaints that he not only barks if we leave in the evening, but is also barking all day long when we are gone. I feel absolutely horrible about this as I can only imagine how annoying it is for them to listen to. It is difficult for us to teach him not to bark because he never barks when we are home. We have also tried some separation anxiety techniques but are at our whits ends. Help!

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Answer by McDudette
We’ve tried many things but were unable to train our beagle to not bark while we are gone. He’s 16 now, so that’s unlikely to change. Luckily, my parents live in the country and the nearest neighbor is a long way away. I hope you can get your dog to not bark, but beagles (and beagle mixes) tend to be barky.

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Funny Dog Pics

Just some Dog Pictures that are funny
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This is my second video! Woot woot! It has a bunch of pictures that I thought where hilarious or cute. I hope you like this one a bbunch and get a good laugh and smile. Thanks for watching and please comment and even subscribe!
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Symptoms of Dog Allergies

Symptoms of Dog Allergies

Every Dog is unique and it is sometimes hard to know and determine the exact cause of food intolerance or dog food allergies because many other problems can also cause similar symptoms such as environment, disease, flea and insect bite, parasite, yeast or bacterial infections etc. Dog can have allergy from difference type of foods. There are many research which proven that chicken, beef and eggs can cause more reaction than other types of food.

For one thing remember that the chemical that causes a dog allergy usually comes from their saliva and not their skin. This is unlike a cat allergy, which is usually triggered by cat hair and dander. A dog’s saliva contains albumin, which causes an allergic reaction in many. So obviously the first thing you need to do when you have a dog allergy is keep the dog from licking your hands and face! When the dog licks themselves this sticky protein is deposited on the hair along with dead skin cells.

Skin allergies are very common in dogs. Skin diseases in dogs such as ear infections and allergies, are some of the most common health problems in dogs. Skin irritation usually shows up around the eyes and mouth, armpits, stomach, and anal area.

Dog allergies are not nearly as easy to diagnose as human allergies. Typically, there is not an allergy specialist for a dog to visit. In addition, when there is an allergy specialist available, the problems the dog may be exhibiting may be the result of thyroid disease. This disease is frequently the culprit in poor skin health.

Common signs and symptoms of dog allergies include your dog licking her paws, scratching her body or pawing at her ears (due to inflammation). In severe cases, you dog may have oozing hot spots on her body. Allergies may be seasonable or your pet may suffer all year round, depending on the allergen.

Generally speaking, poodles shed less hair and dander, and therefore cause fewer allergy symptoms. The fact that these small dogs are frequently bathed may be one reason why people with dog allergies have few symptoms with owning this breed. A number of medications can also help relieve the symptoms of allergies.

The allergens become airborne as microscopic particles which, when inhaled into the nose or lungs, can produce allergic symptoms. It is worth mentioning that the same source may be worsening your own allergy symptoms, so taking care of it would make life easier for both you and your pet.

A dog allergy is just one of the allergies you might be suffering with that are environmental. Keep the dog dander to a minimal in your home. Run a HEPA filter in each room and use a vacuum with a HEPA filter. Vacuum at least once a day and don’t forget to vacuum in the vents where hair, dander, and dust gather. Also vacuum the furniture. HEPA filters make a huge difference.

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