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Understanding And Managing Leash Reactivity In Dogs

Leash reactivity is a common challenge many dog owners face, where dogs display aggressive or overly excited behavior when on a leash. This can include barking, lunging, or growling at other dogs, people, or moving objects. Understanding the causes and implementing effective strategies to manage leash reactivity is crucial for a harmonious relationship with your dog.

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Decoding The Three D’s – Key Elements Of Effective Dog Training

Embarking on the journey of dog training requires understanding and mastering the Three D’s – Duration, Distance, and Distraction. These key elements serve as pillars in shaping obedient, well-rounded, and happy canine companions. Let’s delve into each of these D’s and unveil their significance in fostering effective dog training.

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Different Types of Service Dogs

As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service dogs are individually trained to perform specific tasks and to work with people with disabilities. According to the ADA, disabilities can be “physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disabilities.” The work of the service dog must be directly related to the handler’s disability.

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Keeping Fido Fit And Happy

As pet owners, we all want our furry friends to live long, healthy, and happy lives. That’s why October, known as Pet Wellness Month, is the perfect time to focus on our dog’s overall well-being.

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