Perfection – or Personality?

While breeders may try to produce show-quality specimens which conform as closely as possible to the breed, individual dogs will deviate in certain ways from the ideal. However, a winning character is certanly the most important quality for a good companion, and idiosyncratic features are often endearing. puppy has lopped ear which will probably, but…

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7 Obedience Training Tips for German Shepherds

German Shepherds are big, powerful and highly intelligent dogs. They make wonderful pets, but obedience training is essential for their mental wellbeing and safety. Unfortunately, there are many myths about training dogs – particularly large and strong breeds. These include using pain as a correction tool, asserting dominance with alpha rolls, or withdrawing food for…

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Human Foods That Are Dangerous for Dogs

Some human foods can cause serious illness (and even death) in dogs and cats. Pets should not be given human food unless recommended by your veterinarian. If you suspect your pet may have eaten a dangerous food, contact your veterinarian immediately. What Do I Need to Know About Foods that Are Dangerous for My Pet?…

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Why Does My Dog… Eat Poop?

Dog eats poop. Pet owner gags. Dog eats poop again. Pet owner runs screaming from the room. Yes, it’s disgusting. Yes, it’s potentially unhealthy. And, yes, it’s fairly common in the animal world. A pup will eat his own poop for a number of reasons: He thinks it smells and tastes good. (Dogs are notoriously poor arbiters…

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