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How to Deter Barking

By Robert Williams                 Big or small, large or round, each and every dog has the instinct to bark: and bark a lot. I certainly know my dog did. If your dog is like my dog, products only work temporarily. Below I have [...]
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Why You Should Neuter Your Dogs and Cats

  Research has proven that neutered dogs and cats make much better pets and consequently better members of the community,  because they are at home with their owners and not wandering the streets.  Keeping your cats contained and dogs on [...]
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How To Dog Proof Your Home

We all know that dogs bring joy to their owners, act as their best friend and are also a great source of happiness.  The truth is that sometimes these same dogs can bring pain to their owners by tearing their owner’s home apart.  When you [...]
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My very own Canine Good Citizen

Last December, after a year of really hard work, Willie passed the Canine Good Citizen test. It’s also known as the CGC by dog trainers and is offered through the AKC.  A dog does not have to be AKC registered to take the test. Any dog [...]

Working Together – My Special Training Method

Follow us @picksdog     Personally I am a dog person, having grown up with mostly labs. My father would train them for hunting and I remember being a part of that training, helping my father. Since those great days of having and training [...]

Working Together – My Special Training

Follow us @picksdog     Personally I am a dog person, having grown up with mostly labs. My father would train them for hunting and I remember being a part of that training, helping my father. Since those great days of having and training [...]
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Small Dog Treats…by Top Dog Picks

Follow us on Twitter @picksdog     Training a dog, using positive reinforcement, often calls for the use of dog treats. I recommend that these treats be small, soft and something your dog loves. Keep in mind that treats should only [...]
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Willie Recommends….MUFFINS

With all the concern over dog treats, many of us are deciding to cook for our animals. The question then becomes, “What do I make?” I think the easiest way to start cooking for your dog is to begin with treats or snacks. We had an [...]

5 Steps To Preparing Your Puppy For Show Ring Competition

Follow us on Twitter @picksdog 5 Steps To Preparing Your Puppy For Show Ring Competition (via www.thepetblog.net) Thanks to Guest Author Mark Harris for this article Confucius, the famous ancient Chinese teacher, once mused, “Everything [...]
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3 Top Indoor Games for Pets

Follow us on Twitter @picksdog   Being stuck inside during dreary weather can be draining for anyone – including our furry friends. Just like us, they need to stay active to keep their spirits up and their health on track. Cure your [...]