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Author Archives: Rachel Velarde

Playtime with Your Pup: Games & Toys

Have you met “The Smartest Dog in the World”? In 2014, 60 Minutes introduced the world to Chaser, a border collie with a vocabulary of more than one thousands words. Woah.Wouldn’t it be fantastic if your dog knew the difference between […]

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“Feelin’ HOT HOT HOT”- Paw Pad Protection Tips for Your Dog!

Many dog owners and dog walkers enjoy walks with their dogs and have even incorporated it into their everyday routine. But, many of them fall short in remembering an important detail: the pavement is HOT-Especially during the Spring and Summer […]

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Canine Cancer Signs & Prevention

Cancer is an unfortunate reality that many people with dogs must face. The scary truth is, the disease is quite common in pups. The Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University projects one in four dogs will experience the disease. Dog […]

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Hurricane Season Preparedness for your Pet

“Ever tried coaxing a petrified pooch out from underneath the armoire? Then perhaps you can understand the importance of advanced storm preparedness. Don’t wait until every second counts. Planning for pet safety and comfort before there’s a problem can keep panic to more controlled […]

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Spring has Sprung: Manage Your Pets Allergies

Why Do Pets Have Allergies?

When the warm weather approaches and the trees start to bloom and the grass starts to grow, spring and summer seasons are not too far behind. But with this new season of growth and blooming, too […]

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Dog Walking 101

Statistics About Dog Walking 

We all know that walking your dog is an extremely important part of maintaining a happy and healthy dog. It is also known that walking your dog will provide a range of benefits for you and them, […]

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Sure Fire Ways to Make Sure you Never Lose your Dog Again

One second your dog is by your side, and the next, you see her turn tail and sprint in the other direction. Or maybe you let her into the yard for a bathroom break, and now she’s nowhere to be […]

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Indoor Games for You & Your Dog

Why play games indoors games?

There are many reasons why indoor games may be a better and safer choice than heading outside for a walk, a romp in the yard, or heading to the dog park. Some of the reasons why […]

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A Quick 411 on Hydrotherapy for Dogs

Canine Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy began as a treatment for humans in ancient times and expanded to include animals when racehorses began benefiting from seawater. Greyhounds dove in on the action to improve their strength and speed, as well as heal injuries from […]

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Basic Commands Every Dog Should Know

Sit

The most basic of commands, this is one of the first cues taught. Asking a dog to sit ensures a calmer more focused response to the next cue.

Focus

Other phrases used are watch, watch me, look. The focus cue provides the owner […]

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