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How do you get your dog to walk when it doesn't want to?

How do you get your dog to walk when it doesn't want to?

You’re just out with your dog, enjoying a walk and then SCREECH!… 3 blocks from home, she puts on the brakes and refuses to take even one step further.Why? Why does this happen? Here's some pointers from the Good Human Training Blog.Here are 10 possibilities: Young dogs have an instinct to stick close to home. It is a genetic safety measure that keeps puppies from wandering off (just like the following instinct they have at this age). As they become more mature and independent they are more willing to go further from home base. A young dog may not really understand...

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Popular and Unique Dog Names?

Popular and Unique Dog Names?

Deciding on a name for our new family members can be really hard. There’s a seemingly endless list of suggestions online, and you can get overwhelmed trying to narrow down the list in searching for the perfect name. But how to decide? Don’t select a name before you actually get your new dog. This is extremely tempting, but it’s always best to wait until you physically get to spend time with your dog prior to settling down on a name. A good idea that you have in your head may not always pan out when you get to know their...

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Collar Care 101 - Types of Dog Collars & How to Clean your Collar

Collar Care 101 - Types of Dog Collars & How to Clean your Collar

Dog collars are the one dog accessory that gets the most wear. Although we recommend having more than one collar at home for safety and in case you need a backup, most dogs wear the same collar on a daily basis. That dirt coupled with the natural oils from their skin will eventually dirty any dog collar you own. Let me start by saying that there is no dog collar that doesn’t need cleaning. Levels of cleaning can definitely vary, but every collar you own – even metal chain link collars – require some sort of upkeep to ensure they’re...

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How to take good photos of your dog!

How to take good photos of your dog!

If you love your dog (as all of us do) you probably have what seems like an endless amount of camera shots in your phone dedicated to them. They're cute sleeping, eating, running - pretty much doing anything. You're in love, and we can relate.  Dogs, like any animal aren't always the easiest subjects to take photos of. Their constantly moving, and you can't exactly tell them to "tilt it to the left a bit" (well maybe you can, and in that case you're lightyears ahead of most of us) so they can be hard to get clear and concise...

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