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Archive for July 2013

Advice on Adopting Your Next Dog

There’s nothing like the feeling of giving a pet in-need a good home. If you’ve been considering adopting a dog, here is some advice to keep in mind. Summer is a great time to adopt, especially if you have children who are out of school and can get used to the routine of caring for…

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Create a Fun and Welcoming Bath Time for Your Pup

There’s no question that many dogs are not fond of water, and when you couple their fear of water with a sudsy shampoo and a loud blow-dry, it’s easy to see why so many dogs are fearful of having a bath. Even some of the traditional water-loving breeds can develop a negative taste if they…

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Griz Ties Extreme Vertical World Record

On July 13th at Libertyville Dog Day’s of Summer, Griz and Tony competed in the Extreme Vertical competition. Griz tied the world record of 8’4″. DockDogs.com has shared a video of the record tying jump, here is the official post about Griz’s record on DockDogs. Congratulations to Tony and Griz, help cheer them on as the rest of the Dock Diving…

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It’s Flea and Tick Season in St. Louis

The summer season brings out a host of new pests, but for your pets, fleas and ticks are probably the biggest concern. It’s flea and tick season now in St. Louis, and protecting your pet from these disease-carrying pests is important. Of course, all your furry friends should be on a preventative program to protect…

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How To Train Your Dog To Heel

Training your dog to heel focuses on your ability to get your dogs attention and hold it. The heel call should be used for short periods of time unlike a daily walk situation, it keeps your dog to your left leg until the are released by you. It can be a difficult skill to learn…

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe in the Hot Weather

The heat is on this summer, and it doesn’t take long for your dog to suffer a heat-related illness or injury if they’re left outside or in a hot car. Many dog owners simply get overzealous and want to bask in the sun with their pet. But if you aren’t careful, there could be trouble.…

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Coping With Dog's Fireworks Anxiety

For us the Fourth of July fireworks are a source of enjoyment and a way of celebrating, but they can cause anxiety for your dogs.   Some dogs dont have a problem with the sight and sound of fireworks. While to others that are not used to these it can be a stressful day for…

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