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How to Stop a Dog From Begging While You Are Eating
My dog typically stares at me and drools while I’m eating until I eventually smile or give him some of my food. My behavior of course encourages Ace to beg, even if I only acknowledge him 50 percent of the time.Since so many other dogs beg while their humans are eating, I asked a professional dog trainer for some tips on how to manage this behavior. Please leave your own suggestions or questions i…
3 Basic Questions to Ask Before Giving A Pet This Christmas
Before Giving A Pet for ChristmasWhile an animal might seem like the ultimate Christmas gift, there’s quite a few things to consider before buying a dog or cat.1. Is the recipient a child or an adult?If you’re planning to give a child a pet, it’s important to recognize that the primary caretaker of the dog or cat will likely be the child’s parents. If the animal is for your own son or daughter, ar…
3 Spring Grooming Tips for a Happy Dog
Healthy fur makes for a happy dog. But when your dog grows a thick coat in the winter, keeping it groomed and tangle-free isn’t always easy. That’s why spring is an important time to give your dog a good grooming.Follow these three grooming tips to prepare your dog for spring:1. Brush your dog regularly. Whether your dog is short-haired or long-haired, repeated brushing removes loose hair fr…