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How to Clean Dog Ears with Hydrogen Peroxide
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Have you cleaned your dog's ears lately? Clean dog ears, just like humans! Your pet need to have their ears cleaned on a regular basis. Wax, dirt, grime, ...

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Beagle Health Problems – What You Need To Look Out For
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Beagles are a fun breed of dog, known for their cute howl and floppy ears. You may look at your pup as a member of the family, often feeling as if he is like ...

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A Dog’s Purpose is Coming to Theaters – Here’s Why Adoption Rates Will Skyrocket
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A Dog's Purpose is Coming to Theaters – Here's Why Adoption Rates Will Skyrocket Just as some of us were finally getting over Marley and Me, another ...

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Dire Dog Dangers: Unlikely Household Items that are Dangerous for Your Dog
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Dire Dog Dangers: Unlikely Household Items that are Dangerous for Your Dog To pet owners, there is nothing more important than the health and happiness of ...

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Dogs and Cats – They Can Get Along!
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Dogs and Cats There may be no more infamous rivalry in all of history than the one between dogs and cats. It seems there’s a near infinite amount of cartoons, ...

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The 411 on Owning Multiple Dogs
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The 411 on Owning Multiple Dogs There are few things more rewarding in life than owning and having a great relationship with your dog, except maybe owning and ...

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Basic Dog Care
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Basic Dog Care It’s no big secret why exactly people love dogs so much. You’d be hard pressed to find a more loyal companion anywhere in the world than a good ...

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Worrisome Behaviors to Nip in the Bud
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Worrisome Behaviors to Nip in the Bud Not unlike kids and their parents, dog owners tend to love their dogs no matter what. A dog might get into the trashcan ...

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Dog Jobs – They Can Do More Than Play Fetch
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Dog Jobs - They Can Do More Than Play Fetch More than any other domesticated animal and human history, perhaps dogs are the most specialized and widely ...

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Fun Hobbies with Your Dog
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Fun Hobbies with Your Dog So you got yourself a dog, but there's one problem: both you and your dog like to sit on the couch just a little bit too much. You ...

Browsing All Comments By: Joe
  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.