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4th of July Tips for Dog Owners
A dog hearing is 10 times more sensitive than a human's, so the fireworks are likelly to cause your dog some anxiety, stress, and fear. Here's a arti8cle with tips on what you can do in the hours leading up to the fireworks to help prepare your dog, plus what to do if you notice your dog is overly stressed by the loud noises and bright lights. Read the full article here.
Can Our Pets Improve Our Relationships?
Clinical psychologist Suzanne B. Phillips of Long Island University explores what our relationships with pets can teach us about our relationship with a spouse or romantic partner. Interesting....
When Engineers Own Dogs
If you know an engineer (and even if you don't!), you will LOVE this video about what happens when engineers own dogs.
Magazine's August 2010 issue has an article on the how-to's of a dog birthday party. Featured in that article is BarkTalk's very own Paw-ty In a Box!
The Paw-ty In a Box is great for birthday paw-ties OR new puppy showers.....We're very excited!
Michael Vick's dogs....where are they now?
It's always nice to hear about a happy ending. Read this wonderful story about one of Michael Vick's dogs.
Pet-Proofing Your Garden
Although beautiful, some plants are toxic if ingested by your pet. Many contain toxins that can lead to mild nausea, diarrhea, skin allergies & and even death. Here is a detailed and informative post (that also contains a video from the ASPCA) about how to keep your garden pet-safe.
The Importance of Socializing Your Dog
Once your dog has learned how to handle being in a public environment and how to behave, he can then be introduced slowly to other dogs and allowed to make other canine friends by allowing them to smell and greet each other (this is best done with both dogs on leashes so that you can quickly pull them back if one or the other becomes aggressive or displays dominant behavior. You may know the behavior and temperament of your own dog, but you might not necessarily know that of the other dog). Read the entire article here.
Sammy's Dog Tip of the Month - Holes
Rather than digging a BIG hole in the middle of the yard and upsetting your human, did a lot of smaller holes all over the yard so they won't notice. If you arrange a little pile of dirt on one side of each hole, maybe they'll think it's gophers.
Remember: There are never enough holes in the ground. Strive daily to do your part to help correct this problem.
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