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Pet trainers are exactly what the term implies:  people who train your pets.  Pet trainers can be very helpful when you do not have time or the skills to train your pet yourself.  They will take on the task of doing this job for you and offer dog friendly training techniques.  Look for a qualified pet trainer that is a certified member of a pet association.   And, ask if all pets are required to have been vaccinated before attending. A skilled trainer will use humane methods to train your pet.  A good pet training facility will allow you to observe...

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Does your dog have behavior problems? Does your dog chew furniture and destroy your house when you are not home? Is your dog aggressive with other dogs or people? Does your dog bark excessively, or maybe he excessively digs holes in the yard?  He may even defecate or urinate in the house. All of these problems could be as a result of your dog getting insufficient exercise. A dog with excess energy needs exercise to spend that energy, otherwise he may find his own ways to react to that pent-up liveliness. If he is not exercised regularly he will become...

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When you exercise your dog, it is always helpful to have the right equipment in order to make the task more fun for you and your dog, as well as safer. In most cases you only need a leash for your dog and a good pair of walking shoes for you. It is also good pet etiquette to take along scoopers and requisite waste elimination equipment to clean up those ‘accidents’ that may occur along the way. Another thing to consider when exercising your dog is water. You do not want your dog to become dehydrated so you may wish...

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The Golden Retriever is one of those dogs that are popular in the world today as a family pet.  It has a gentle, amiable disposition and is known for its non-aggressive tendencies. The Golden Retriever was originally bred to retrieve water-fowl and game while hunting. They have a ‘soft’ mouth that can hold onto the game they are retrieving without damaging it. They have also been bred to have an instinctive love of the water.  They are intelligent and very trainable, all of which makes them excellent in the hunting-retrieving area. This breed originated in England in the early 1800’s...

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Some people have a hard time knowing the difference between spaying or neutering.  Here is the dictionary definition from the North America Encarta English Dictionary: Spaying: “to surgically remove a female animal’s ovaries and adjacent parts of the uterus” Neutering: “to remove the testicles or ovaries of an animal” Now that you know what it is, you have to decide if you wish your pet to undergo this procedure.  It is a big decision and can affect your pet significantly, in more ways than one. Not spaying or neutering your pet can mean that your pet can bear offspring, i.e. a litter...

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