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5 Tips to Keep your Dog Clean without Taking a Bath!

5 Tips to Keep your Dog Clean without Taking a Bath!

Want to avoid washing your dog? Keeping your dog clean is very hard to do. They love everything dirty – mud, poop, dirt, you name it! When they look so cute rolling around in a ...

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How to Clean Dog Ears with Hydrogen Peroxide

How to Clean Dog Ears with Hydrogen Peroxide

Have you cleaned your dog's ears lately? Just like humans, dogs need to have their ears cleaned on a regular basis. Wax, dirt, grime, and God knows what else is constantly ...

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Paw Wax for Dogs – Prepare for the Harsh Winter

Paw Wax for Dogs – Prepare for the Harsh Winter

Are you fully prepared for the winter? As we get closer to the holiday season, the tough realization that winter is upon us sets in. With winter comes freezing cold temperatures ...

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Easily Clean Fleas From Your Dog Crate – Here’s How!

Easily Clean Fleas From Your Dog Crate – Here’s How!

“I love when my dog gets fleas!” – said no one ever. When your dog gets fleas, no one wins. A few fleas suddenly turns into 100. Next thing you know, there are fleas all over ...

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Dog Barking Problem – 5 Easy Tips to Stop your Dog from Barking!

Dog Barking Problem – 5 Easy Tips to Stop your Dog from Barking!

Before we get started, it’s important to understand why your dog is barking. After all, we cannot properly fix a dog barking problem, or any problem, without knowing what the ...

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Why Does My Puppy Roll In Poop?

Why Does My Puppy Roll In Poop?

Don’t you just love it when you catch your puppy rubbing their neck in something gross, like poop or a dead animal? It’s always right after you have given them a bath, too! You ...

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High Quality Dog Treats

High Quality Dog Treats

Having trouble training your dog? Try using high quality dog treats! Training your dog is one of the more difficult responsibilities that come along with dog ownership. You want ...

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Taking The Dog Hiking

Taking The Dog Hiking

This past weekend I was able to take Dobby for a long hike in the nearby woods. It's quite a beautiful spot. Over 7 miles of trails, great scenery, hardly anyone else around, and ...

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    Joe August 14, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Hi Heidrun!

    Thanks for commenting! It’s true that our dogs in America spend more time indoors than out. You’re also correct that the majority of dog owners only let their dog run around outside. It’s something that I’ve been guilty of too. Unfortunately, when we’re out with our dogs, we can usually only walk with them on their leash, which kind of limits how much they can actually run. The majority of parks and other public fields in America do not allow dogs to run around off-leash. Primarily, the only option for that is dog parks, lakes, or woods. But not everyone lives near those. Therefore, we have to resort to using dog playpens and outdoor dog kennels. It kind of stinks, but it’s better than nothing!

    So sorry about that piece of fax paper 😛

    Joe

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    Joe November 9, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Hi Jim,

    I wouldn’t advise that. I don’t see a particular need to use a common sprayer. What’s going to remove the debris from inside your dog’s ear is the agitation caused by the cotton ball. The 50/50 solution is just acting as an agent to loosen the debris.

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    Joe January 11, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Hi Winnie,

    If it helps, lots of owners have this problem with their dogs. The best advice I ever received regarding any dog training, which I consider this to be, is to initially train the dog when they’re exhausted. With that said, my advice to you is to tire your dog out. When s/he’s about to fall asleep on their bed, pet her while your husband cleans the ears. You may also want to swaddle your pup the first few times.

    And as always, be sure to give plenty of praise afterwards.

    Let me know how it goes!
    Joe

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    Joe January 2, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Trish,

    I clean my dogs’ ears once per week, at minimum. I spot check the ears when I’m cleaning my dogs’ eyes every night. If I see that they’re dirty, I’ll clean them as needed. But once per week is fine.

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    Joe July 8, 2016 at 7:20 am

    We like to suggest that dog owners get even the cheapest of dog insurance options. Low plans can run around $10/month. What this will do is give you the peace of mind knowing that if anything were to happen to your dog, you’re covered. In addition, generally when you get insurance on a puppy, that rate will stay the same all throughout their adulthood, which is when vet costs can become astronomical.

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    Joe July 8, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Hi Pete,

    Controlling your dog’s barking when you’re not home is a problem that many dog owners face. Unfortunately, you’re not going to be able to curb barking 100% of the time. We need to keep in mind that dogs remember how to act based on the environment that they were trained in. What I mean by this is that a dog knows not to bark when you’re around because you were present when they learned not to bark. They don’t recognize that your house is a no-bark zone; more so that you’re a no-bark zone. We’ve heard that people have had success with solutions such as dog bark controllers, but we cannot personally recommend them.