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Top 5 Smartest Dog Breeds

As a species, dogs are smart and one particular study discovered that the average dog is capable of counting to 5, reasoning, and understanding approximately 165 words. But some dog breeds are smarter than others and their “vocabulary” is as high as 250 words.

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Successfully Housetraining Your Dog Requires a Plan

Housebreaking has a clear and definite goal. You want your dog to relieve itself in a defined area, not all over your house. The number one rule to achieving successful housebreaking is to praise your dog exactly when it is urinating or defecating where you want it to. If you offer praise before or after the act you will only confuse the dog.

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What to Do If Your Doggie is Flaking

There you are, brushing your darlin' doggie, and you see little white flakes and it's not snowing. Do not jump to the conclusion that your dog has a disease and is flaking away before your eyes. No doubt, it's just doggie dandruff, and you can treat it right at home by making a few adjustments in brushing, bathing and diet.

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So Cal for Dogs – Dog Friendly Hotels, Cafes and Beach in San Diego

Ocean Beach is relatively unnoticed by the average visitor to San Diego – unless the visitor is a dog or dog owner, that is; 'OB', as its known to the locals, is a small, friendly, neighborhood community, situated next to Sea World in San Diego. For visitors who love to vacation with their dog, Ocean Beach is 'doggy heaven' to both dog owners and dogs a like!

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Water Beds Can Keep Dogs Cool and Protect from Heat Stroke in Summer

Thermo regulating dog beds can help keep dogs comfortable when summer heat hits with a vengeance. Dogs do not sweat like humans but cool themselves by panting. They can be more prone to heat stroke than humans and need ways to find relief when hot weather arrives. Cooling dog beds can be helpful for keeping outdoor dogs cool in hot climates but are good for indoor use as well.

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Truth About Breeding Mothers and Puppy Conditions

It has often been said that man's best friend is a dog. However, there are cases where humans are not a dog’s best friend. There is a major problem today with puppy mills. Puppy mills are production facilities that breed puppies simply for the purpose of selling them. Not to be confused with breeders, puppy mills are distinguished as facilities that do not provide adequate facilities for the animals they breed.

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Best Places to Take Your Dog in Florida

There are plenty of dog parks in Florida. Some are wide open spaces with borders such as fences that allow the animals to be unleashed, but most have some kind of leash law in effect, either by local ordinance or as a condition of bringing your canine companion to the place to begin with. It is a start, although for a state with such an amazing year-round climate, Florida seems sometimes put-out by its decision to provide services and accommodations accessible to everyone.

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Managing Glaucoma in Dogs

When our German Shepherd came down with what appeared to be an eye infection out of the blue one weekend morning, we weren't overly concerned. Since she seemed to be particularly prone to sickness, we agreed that we would take her to the vet on Monday morning and get antibiotics for her eye and go on about our lives. She'd never had eye issues of any sort before, so it didn't seem to be anything to worry about. Unfortunately, by the following day when we got her to the vet, our dog was nearly completely blind, and her eye was roughly one and a half times its normal size.

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Best Balls for Small Dogs for Less Than Ten Dollars

My little shih tzu loves to play with squeaky toys but when a neighbor recently threw a tennis ball into our yard, he fell in love with the tennis ball. These balls are too big for his mouth and but he begs to play with it. So I am looking for the perfect ball for his size and found that there is a good selection of many kinds of balls and most cost less than ten dollars.

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