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Learning to love visits to the groomer

Grooming can be a stressful experience. Think about it from your puppy’s perspective: She will be left with a stranger for a good part of the day. That stranger will handle her a lot—holding her still, touching her all over. … Continue reading

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How dogs learn

Yes, your dog is always learning, whether you like it or not. But how do dogs actually learn in this human world of ours? The following is something shared on Make your Dog Smile’s Basic Manners Dog Training Class, and … Continue reading

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Christmas puppy…

  AAAAAWWWW….. What a sweet and adorable image, Christmas puppy! Who would not love one? Just think about all the joy and cuteness and mischief and fun and sweetness and playfulness and love that comes with the puppy. So YEY … Continue reading

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All about the poop…

Having a dog is great fun and brings so much pleasure, enjoyment and love into our lives. Dogs are companions and family members who love us even when we have had a bad day and feel grumpy. Their existence in … Continue reading

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Getting a dog?

Research by University College Dublin (UCD) from 2009 found that 36 percent of homes in Ireland have a dog. And now you want to join this special dog owning group? Maybe you have children who have been begging for a … Continue reading

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Giving up your dog?

A dog is a lifelong commitment and whether you adopt a dog from a rescue or get a puppy from a breeder, this step should not be taken lightly. You are committing yourself to a living and loving soul, who … Continue reading

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What’s in it for the dog?

If you control what motivates your dog, you give him good reason to pay attention to you, i.e. to want to do what you want him to do. It’s the equivalent of saying to your dog, “I’ll tell you what: … Continue reading

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