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Inside Scoop With A Dog Trainer

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Inside Scoop With A Dog Trainer

We recently chatted with Holly Blakney, Director of Training at Hollywoof Training & Animal Actors, to get the inside scoop on top dog training tips.Q. Why did you become a dog trainer? How long have you been one?A: I have always loved dogs my whole life! Funny enough, my parents are NOT dog people and we didn’t have any when I was younger. I would ask my neighbors if I could play with and walk their dogs for them. I would train their dogs to do obedience and eventually started taking a neighbor's dog to agility classes. I was around 13...

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Helpful Tips To Keep Your Pup Cool This Summer

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Helpful Tips To Keep Your Pup Cool This Summer

Summertime is coming, and the weather is heating up for many of us. While we love enjoying the sunshine with our furry friends, it's essential to take precautions to make sure they don't overheat! Here are some tips to keep in mind as you enjoy the longer days.Stay Hydrated - Make sure your dog has access to clean water at all times. Consider adding ice cubes to keep it cool - some dogs love the added crunch! And don't forget to bring a travel bottle whenever you leave the house. Enjoy A Shady Spot - Don't spend too much time...

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How To Get A Puppy To Sleep Through The Night

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How To Get A Puppy To Sleep Through The Night

When your puppy or new dog first comes home, their first night can be tough and they may have some trouble settling in. Moving into a brand-new home with people you don’t know can be very stressful, even if introductions have gone smoothly. This article will walk you through a few techniques for getting your new pup to sleep through the night.  What to Expect on Your Puppy or New Dogs First Night Home Your new dog will have to learn new sounds in the house, new voices, and a new way of living.  If possible, you should ask your...

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What does your dog's sleeping position mean?

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What does your dog's sleeping position mean?

It may seem like your pup snoozes in any random posture, but the truth is that their dozing positions say more about them than you think. From the lion’s pose to the “donut,” here’s your go-to guide on your dog’s signature sleep styles and the meaning behind each.  The Lions Pose Think of an Egyptian sphinx. This classic sleep position involves your dog snoozing with its head on top of or between their paws.  What does it mean? The Lion’s Pose typically indicates that the dog is lightly resting but is ready to get up immediately, if necessary. Studies show...

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Do Dogs Experience Mental Health?

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Do Dogs Experience Mental Health?

In honor of mental health awareness month, we're getting down to the root of your dog’s health and happiness and discovering what makes them tick. From anxious to overjoyed, pups experience a wide range of emotions. As their parents, it’s essential to know how they’re feeling and how we can help them cope. Here are five fast facts you probably didn’t know about your furry friend's mental health. 1. It’s all in their body language. Your pup tells you exactly how they’re feeling through their body. You can tell a dog is happy if they have a high and waggy...

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