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Why is grooming so important for my dog? - Latest Pet News

Why is grooming so important for my dog? - Latest Pet News | Raise train and care for your dog | Scoop.it
Just as people need to bathe regularly, the same is true for dogs. (Why is grooming so important for my dog? http://t.co/Tly0r4JgA9)
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I agree with all this, but shouldn't they also have mentioned your dog's nails?  Regular walks on hard surfaces go a long way to keep them short, but if your usual walks are over softer terrain this may not be enough.  If you do attempt this task yourself be sure to avoid the "quick".  Also use a rotary grinder which is more controllable than clippers and won't crush the nail as you cut.

 

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These dog breeds are especially compatible with seniors - Journal Times

These dog breeds are especially compatible with seniors - Journal Times | Raise train and care for your dog | Scoop.it
These dog breeds are especially compatible with seniors
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Smaller dogs tend to be easier to handle and will need less maintenance. They are easily carried and won't take as long to bathe and groom.
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Some ideas here for people who may have lost their dog, would like to get another, but could do with a little less exercise than they could once manage.

 

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Cutting Your Labrador Retrievers Nails

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When cutting your Labrador Retriever nails or just about any dogs’ nails, one must know these things right. One mistake and it might end up wrong and would cause a not so pleasant experience for your dog.
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Often ignored for too long, but it does need doing.  Mind you, one mistake and your dog won't forget it.  Personally I prefer the battery powered rotary grinders that are available.  These give you more control and don't crush the nails as most cutters do.

Many dogs are very sensitive about having their feet handled, so if you have a young puppy it's best to get them used to this very early.

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Dog Breeds Most at Risk in the Sun, Plus Beat-the-Heat Tips for Your Pup

Dog Breeds Most at Risk in the Sun, Plus Beat-the-Heat Tips for Your Pup | Raise train and care for your dog | Scoop.it
While cats have enough sense to nap their way through summer afternoons, dogs need a little more guidance in warm weather. If you let them, dogs will follow their masters into the inferno. That loyalty comes at a price.
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Locked cars and very hot pavements and walkways still seem to be ignored by too many dog walkers.

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Avoid dog breed discrimination (letter) - York Daily Record

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Avoid dog breed discrimination (letter)
York Daily Record
Kathy Filbey nailed it with her letter on pit bulls. The real issue is not a breed of dog, or dogs in general, but the moronic humans attached to them.
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It's been said before: Punish the deed - not the breed

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HOW TO Care For Your Senior Dog - Shop i Love Dogs

HOW TO Care For Your Senior Dog - Shop i Love Dogs | Raise train and care for your dog | Scoop.it
Making adjustments to your senior dog's diet, exercise routine and veterinary care can ensure he stays optimal health as long as possible. (Senior dogs rule!
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Read more about caring for your older dog here: http://69.89.21.82/~kfoucani/blog/about-your-dog/

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Dolly Parton reports 'happy ending' as abandoned dog's owners reclaim pet - Today.com

Dolly Parton reports 'happy ending' as abandoned dog's owners reclaim pet - Today.com | Raise train and care for your dog | Scoop.it
Dolly Parton reports 'happy ending' as abandoned dog's owners reclaim pet
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Doggie Parton, that is.
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I hope this  really is a happy ending.  I'd like to know more about how the dog came to be left behind in the first place.

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Tweet from @DollyParton

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Heard about the abandoned dog at @GlastoFest? If nobody claims her, I'll take her home to America! Ain't she cute :) http://t.co/mBZ41NUS9V
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Thanks Dolly from all dogs wishing for a better home.  Yes, she is cute but it's probably her downfall.  Why do people take on dogs when in reality they think so little of them that they can abandon they like this?

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Chowhound: Washington pet store owner living on dog and cat food for a month - Fox News

Chowhound: Washington pet store owner living on dog and cat food for a month - Fox News | Raise train and care for your dog | Scoop.it
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Chowhound: Washington pet store owner living on dog and cat food for a month
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A Washington state pet store owner is chowing down on her store's products for a month to prove that pets can eat as healthy as humans.
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Rather her than me.  However, it's nice to know that she cares about what she sells people to feed their pets.

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Dogs and hot cars don't mix, animal advocates warn - Berkshire Eagle

Dogs and hot cars don't mix, animal advocates warn - Berkshire Eagle | Raise train and care for your dog | Scoop.it
Dogs and hot cars don't mix, animal advocates warn Berkshire Eagle Pet care experts and law enforcement officials are reminding pet owners that summer sun and being locked in a hot car still cause dozens of canine deaths -- and more than a few...
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More warnings - yet it still happens all the time!

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Dog dies in hot car in Crestview - Pensacola News Journal

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Dog dies in hot car in Crestview
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Cassaundra Rasmussen is charged with leaving her dog, Waldo, unattended in a motor vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart on the morning of Thursday, June 27, 2014.
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Incredible!  Will people never catch on?  Have they got that right?  13hours browsing!  Why do these people have dogs anyway?

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Water safety for dogs

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Pet drowning incidents are on the rise, which may surprise you as many owners believe all dogs can naturally swim. Kylie Baracz examines how to provide water safety for dogs. (Water safety for dogs - Dogslife.
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If your dog is wary of entering water best not to force the issue.  Try to arrange a situation where several other dogs are playing and dashing in and out of the water.  Dogs learn by copying, so keep a wary eye and just watch.  Hopefully your dog will join in the fun and gradually venture into the water and then start to gain confidence.

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Pet Connection: Paw care's a must for your dog - Sacramento Bee

Pet Connection: Paw care's a must for your dog - Sacramento Bee | Raise train and care for your dog | Scoop.it
Pet Connection: Paw care's a must for your dog
Sacramento Bee
Your dog's paws are the foundation of his anatomy.
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I've mentioned before about the need to be cautious of very hot tarmac in the summer.  Now it's time to be wary of frozen snow or ice clogging around the pads.  As regards nail trimming I much prefer files or purpose build grinders to clippers.

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6 things I wish I knew before getting a dog - Today.com

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Today.com
6 things I wish I knew before getting a dog
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Dogs are called "man's best friend" for a reason. They are often the first ones to greet you after a long day and the last ones to think that you could possibly have any flaws.
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So many to choose from.  I generally favour people getting their dogs from rescue centres.  However, this does mean that in addition to the considerations raised in this article, there may be experiences in the dogs past that you might be unaware of.  Plenty to mull over here, and almost certainly some points that you had not even thought of!

 

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Tavistock golf day raises thousands for guide dogs charity - Plymouth Herald

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Plymouth Herald
Tavistock golf day raises thousands for guide dogs charity
Plymouth Herald
The event at Tavistock Golf Club on Thursday was organised by the Golfers Guide Dog Society to generate much-needed funds for the national association.
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A win - win situation if ever I saw one!  Well done to all those involved.

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Hollywood's Top Dog Trainers Dish on the Best Barking Remedies - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood's Top Dog Trainers Dish on the Best Barking Remedies - Hollywood Reporter | Raise train and care for your dog | Scoop.it
Hollywood Reporter Hollywood's Top Dog Trainers Dish on the Best Barking Remedies Hollywood Reporter Whether barking at squirrels in the yard or aggressively attacking house guests, Hollywood's top dog experts propose that a quick and proper...
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Always useful to get more advice on this.  Especially during the summer months when are more distractions for our dogs with windows and doors etc open.  I'm very glad that this article does not push the electric shock collars thought.

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Tips To Properly Care For Your Dog

Tips To Properly Care For Your Dog | Raise train and care for your dog | Scoop.it
Owning a dog is a dog owner lightly. You have to be sure that you have a happy and healthy all the time.
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6 Summer Safety Tips For Your Dog That You Probably Don't Think ...

6 Summer Safety Tips For Your Dog That You Probably Don't Think ... | Raise train and care for your dog | Scoop.it
Summer is a fun time for you and your pet, but it also brings its share of dangers. Exposing your dog to excessive sun and heat can lead to sunburned skin or.
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I cringe when I see people walking their dog past my house during the summer.  On hot days (comparatively few in the UK) the rough tarmac  can be too hot for me to walk on barefoot.  The humans have shoes to insulate them from this.  Their dogs have no such respite. 

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Leaving Dogs in Cars Can Be Lethal - Parade

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Leaving Dogs in Cars Can Be Lethal
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A locked car can get as hot as a sauna. Unfortunately for dogs, being inside a locked car—even with the windows opened just a bit—can be fatal.
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How often do we have to tell some people this?

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8 Reasons to Adopt—Not Buy—Dogs

8 Reasons to Adopt—Not Buy—Dogs | Raise train and care for your dog | Scoop.it
Let eight adorable pups give you eight good reasons why you should always adopt—and never buy—a dog!
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If you believe that money can't buy happiness then you've never paid an adoption fee for a dog.

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(@tyleroakley) - DOGS ARE SUPERIOR TO EVERYTHING

(@tyleroakley) - DOGS ARE SUPERIOR TO EVERYTHING | Raise train and care for your dog | Scoop.it
DOGS ARE SUPERIOR TO EVERYTHING (y'all know I really, really, really love dogs, so clearly I'm obsessed with all of these dog confessions: http://t.co/GSUj4wv4t6)...
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I just liked this

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Eight dogs rescued from hot vehicle, owner arrested - First Coast News

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First Coast News
Eight dogs rescued from hot vehicle, owner arrested
First Coast News
"I said, 'Honey, I'll go out and I'll check it,' and as soon as I got out the dog jumped against the window and was coughing and could hardly breathe," she said.
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See what I mean

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Tweet from @Fascinatingpics

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The greatest guard dog duo ever! http://t.co/I0abmHltQy
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I just liked the look of these

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10 Friendliest Dog Breeds

10 Friendliest Dog Breeds | Raise train and care for your dog | Scoop.it
Looking to find a friendly pup for your family? While finding and raising a good-natured dog will depend on their socialization, there are some breeds that are considered to be more predisposed to friendliness.
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When you've chosen your breed of dog learn how to raise him as a true friend .  Check out the free videos at www.k4canines.com/blog/lvbc

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5 Pet Grooming Tips for Your Dog

5 Pet Grooming Tips for Your Dog | Raise train and care for your dog | Scoop.it
Years ago, I took a dog grooming workshop at school. I had a poodle, and wanted to know how to groom him. It was a lot of fun—especially on those hot humid days when he would splash water on me.
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I used to groom Bruce using a grooming tool attached to a vacuum cleaner. He loved it so much that whenever the vacuum cleaner appeared he would come and lay down in front of it ready!  We loved it because the loose stray hairs were all captured by the cleaner instead of being wafted around the house!

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