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Hand feeding your dog their daily meals is one of the most powerful tools to train your dog new skills. In addition, you will build motivation, develop a stronger bond, and improve their behavior. I use it to teach dogs new behaviors in all of my training. The reason hand feeding your dog is so …

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Running with your dog is a great way to provide regular exercise, prevent obesity and also bond with them. Dogs are truly the best running partners, and as long as you approach the training correctly, they can join you for your regular runs without issue. I’ve put in thousands of miles on the trails in …

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If you’ve never gone camping with your dog or you don’t go often enough that you forget what dog camping gear essentials to pack each time you head out, then this is the post for you! I have spent so many nights camping with my dog that it sometimes feels more comfortable than my own …

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Until I had traveled to Park City with an old dog several years ago, I had never wondered about altitude sickness in dogs. My dog, who had a heart murmur, was running around happily, and then suddenly collapsed. He was out for a few minutes and then rebounded back to his happy-go-lucky self. While the …

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Aversive tools in dog training are a controversial topic. Certain dog training tools and methods, namely prong collars and e-collars are regularly cited as abusive and unnecessary in dog training, primarily by dog trainers who label themselves as Positive Reinforcement Only or Force Free.  They are banned across many countries in Europe, and a movement …

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Sitka and I recently spent a few days exploring some of the dog-friendly winter activities in Spokane, Washington with Visit Spokane. Despite growing up in Washington, I had never really spent any time in Spokane. It’s the second-largest city in Washington after Seattle, located all the way on the other side of the state, Spokane …

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Fees at pet-friendly hotels can add up quickly, so knowing which hotels allow dogs to stay for free can keep vacation budgets down. Fortunately, there are some great options for those traveling with pets, ranging from budget motels to luxury boutique hotels. In general, all of the hotels on this list allow pets to stay …

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Hypothermia in dogs is a serious medical emergency that requires immediate veterinary treatment if the symptoms are severe. The best way to prevent this problem is to monitor your dog when you are outdoors in cold weather and refrain from prolonged exposure to the cold. Some dogs tolerate the cold better than others, so knowing …

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