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Dog Owner Mistakes

Whether you are a first time dog owner or someone who has been surrounded by dogs all of your life, mistakes can be made that can affect your dog’s health, personality, your family’s relationship with your dog, and/or how well other people like your dog. Every year, so many dogs are returned to animal shelters, abandoned, or given up for adoption; and for many, it’s due to the fact that bad habits were unknowingly developed from the beginning.

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Dog Proof Home

Dogs, young or old, are just like kids, they’re curious, like nosing into things, and often get into things they shouldn’t. So just like you protect your things, and your kids from accidents by baby proofing, it’s also a good idea to do some dog proofing. These are a few ideas to make our home a safer place.

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Adopt a Dog

Bringing home a newly adopted dog is a pretty exciting event for most families. But there is more to a successful homecoming than just walking through the front door. Consider how overwhelming it might be for your new best friend…the new faces, the new smells, the new sounds, the new house, in fact, the new everything!

Once you get your new dog home, the whole situation could also be a little overwhelming for you too.

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Dogs Best Friend

Everyone talks about dogs being “man’s best friend”, but your dog needs a best friend too, and that best friend should be you!

Your dog is, or can be, a wonderful companion, who will give you unconditional love, all you need to do is to build and strengthen your relationship and develop a close bond.

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Nervous Dog

For whatever reason, many dogs are not only timid, but nervous meeting new people, in new circumstances or situations, or around other dogs. They are fearful… Most of us can relate to that on some level or another, we know how it feels to be afraid.

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