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  • September 3, 2013

    A Good Leash on Life

    Find out what kind of leash is best for your dog.

  • March 7, 2014

    Bringing Your New Dog Home

    The key to helping your new dog make a successful adjustment to your home is being prepared and being patient. It can take anywhere from two days to two months for you and your pet to adjust to each other.

  • October 15, 2012

    Chewing: The Whys and Hows of Stopping a Gnawing Problem

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Sooner or later every dog lover returns home to find some unexpected damage inflicted by his or her dog; or, more specifically, that dog's teeth. Although dogs make great use of their vision and sense of smell to explore the world, one of their favorite ways to take in new information is to put their mouths to work.

  • January 7, 2010

    Choosing a Dog Trainer

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Too many dogs are given up after their normal, easily modifiable behaviors are allowed to become problems. But it doesn't have to be this way. To prevent your dog from becoming a sad statistic, take your dog—and your family—to a professional dog training class.

  • November 24, 2009

    Choosing the Right Dog for You

    The problem with adopting a dog from an animal shelter? The selection of available canine companions can overwhelm you! Man's best friends come in all shapes, sizes, and—of course—personalities.

  • June 12, 2013

    Crate Training

    “Private room with a view. Ideal for traveling dogs or for those who just want a secure, quiet place to hang out at home.” That’s how your dog might describe his crate. It’s his own personal den where he can find comfort and solitude while you know he’s safe and secure—and not shredding your house while you’re out running errands.

  • April 7, 2010

    De-Skunking Your Dog

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Skunks are everywhere--in the country and in the city--and if your dog gets sprayed, there are ways you can rid him of the scent without using your entire ketchup (or tomato juice) supply to do it.

  • June 11, 2014

    Dig This: How to Get Your Dog to Stop Digging

    Has your dog turned your lawn into a moonscape, with craters everywhere? If so, your dog isn’t doing this out of spite or a desire to destroy your landscaping. More likely he’s seeking entertainment, attention, comfort, escape, prey, or protection.

  • June 14, 2013

    Dog Aggression

    A dog's bark may be worse than his bite, but most of us would rather not find out one way or the other.

  • October 26, 2009

    Dog Care Essentials

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Your dog gives you a lifetime of unconditional love, loyalty, and friendship. In return, she counts on you to provide her with food, water, safe shelter, regular veterinary care, exercise, companionship, and more. Take care of these 10 essentials, and you'll be assured to develop a rewarding relationship with your canine companion.

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