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Dogs

Welcome to the ultimate website for dogs

If you love dogs then you have come to the right place. Here you will find a huge range of articles on the care and well-being of your dog including dog health, dog training, grooming, flea control, pet memorials and much, much more. Everything you need to know about dogs is here with new articles added on a regular basis.

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Dogs are an integral part of our lives. They have the capacity to provide us with companionship and a devotion that is difficult to match in any other animal. And in return they ask for little: a good meal, exercise, a warm place to sleep and above all attention from its owner.

If you are about to bring a new dog into your home then think first about the amount of time, effort and money that you will have to contribute to its upkeep. Be honest with yourself and decide whether you will do all of those things that are required to keep a dog, like the regular walks, the trips to the vet and the midnight wake up calls when your dog needs to be let out.

If you haven't yet chosen your dog, then consider the following before making your decision:

  1. Do you want a crossbreed or a purebred?
  2. Male or female?
  3. What size? Only look for a large dog if you have plenty of room.
  4. Short-haired or long-haired? A short-haired breed will require less time in grooming.
  5. Active or quiet? An active dog will require a lot of your time and attention as they do get bored easily.
  6. Do you want to start with a puppy or a full-grown dog? A puppy will require a lot more effort in the first 12 months. A full-grown dog may need less work but will depend on how the dog has been treated prior to you receiving it.
  7. Don't buy a dog just because the kids want a dog. Buy it because you want it because ultimately it will be you who ends up feeding it, walking it and looking after it.

Whether you own a dog or are thinking of owning a dog this site will provide you will the information you need. Keep it in your favourites and come back often as more articles will be added on a regular basis.
 

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Dog training
Nobody likes a dog that jumps up when greeted, barks all day and night or bites at unwary passers-by. Dog training may require some effort on your part but in the end it will definitely be worth it. You will have a pet that you will be proud to own.

Dog Health
Dog health is important to anyone who owns a dog. Ensuring that your dog's health is maintained is vital but what exactly does this involve?

Pet Supplies
Have you ever spent a weekend driving from shop to shop looking for pet supplies trying to find exactly what you want at the best price? Pet supplies can be found online and at discounted prices; you just need to know how to go about it.

Flea Control
If fleas are on your dog then they are probably in your home. Summer is generally the time when fleas appear in large numbers so flea control around this time is vital.

Dog toys and gifts
Your dog can provide you with so much pleasure so they deserve a treat now and then. These days you can choose from a wide variety of dog toys and dog gifts and you can do it all from the comfort of your home.

Pet Memorials
The pain of losing a pet can be as intense as losing a family member and yet many of us do not consider pet memorials as a fitting way to remember our dog's lives. Pet memorials are a lasting memory of a beloved pet.

Dog food and dog treats
Whether you are looking for a specific dog food or just simply some dog treats you need to keep in mind that to maintain the health of your dog you need to feed him or her quality products.

Dog Grooming
Dog grooming is an important part of looking after a dog. Even if you have a short-haired breed, grooming is still essential. Dog grooming does not only involve brushing your dog once day, there are other tasks that need to be performed such as nail clipping, examining ears and checking for fleas and ticks.

Dog Publications
These days there is a vast array of dog publications available, from dog magazines to books and even CDs, DVD's and videos. With the huge choice available and the ability to purchase it all easily on the internet we could all easily become experts in the field of dogs.

Dog Clothes - not just a fashion accessory
Dog clothes are not only a fashionable accessory for your pet; they can also have more practical benefits, most importantly protection from the elements. Some dogs loved to be dressed up and others hate it but with the variety of dog clothes now available there is no excuse for your pet to be left behind in the fashion stakes.

Dog Breeds
There is a vast array of dog breeds out there for you to choose from so how do you decide which dog breed is the best for you and your family? Some dog breeds have characteristics that may suit your lifestyle but others may not.
 

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House training puppies
One of the more common problems we have with our puppies is housebreaking them. Housebreaking some puppies is more difficult than others and these puppies will take longer to train. Keep in mind that no matter how well the training is going, your puppy will occasionally have accidents. The key is to be patient and never take your frustrations out on your new pet.

Do dogs make the best pets?
Anyone who owns a dog will tell you that dogs make the best pets. But ask any cat owner and they will say the same about cats and a bird lover will say that birds are the best. The number of pets available to choose from is enormous so what makes the choice of a dog such a good one?

Male Dog Names
Naming your puppy is an individual preference based on your own taste and what you think suits your dog.  Keep in mind the breed of dog that you have purchased. A great Dane called Tiny can be demeaning to your dog and Tiny may suit a puppy but not a grown dog.

Teaching a big dog to sit
Training a big dog can be a problem. A big dog can be a handful because of its size and sometimes its temperament. Unless training has commenced at puppy hood it can be difficult to train your pet. This guide will provide you with some tips and hints to help you gain control over your dog.


 

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