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How To Take Care of A Dog...the Right Way!

Updated on February 4, 2016

"How to Take Care of A Dog"...the RIGHT Way!

If you're sniffing out information on "how to take care of a dog," you've just barked up the RIGHT tree!

While a dog doesn't need as much care as a small child, she does need attention and regular care to keep her happy, healthy and well-balanced. What YOU get in return is a life-long, wildly loving relationship with your pet. And you want that don't you? (Otherwise you wouldn't be reading this, right?)

Sooo... get ready to commit to these FIVE dog care basics ...

Commitment #1 - FEEDING

"How to Take Care of a Dog" with Mmmm-mmm Good Dog Nutrition

Providing good dog nutrition means you need to feed your dog regularly with enough healthy food for his (or her) breed type.

All dogs are different and have different nutritional needs. However, all dogs' diet should include a combination of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats and proteins. If it does, then your dog's needs for growth and tissue repair will be met.

Since dogs have different needs at various stages of their lives in terms of nutrition, just be prepared to feed your dog accordingly.

>>> A Dog Gift That Keeps On Giving . . . - Clean Fresh, Drinking Water

PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain

The New Drinkwell Platinum improves on the widely-popular Original Drinkwell Pet Fountain, and adds many new features. Like the original, the circulating water attracts pets, encouraging them to drink more water, which in turn reduces the risk of diseases like urinary tract infections and kidney disease. It has a falling stream, like the original, but this design reduces "braiding", which in turn keeps the stream from splashing outside of the bowl while still providing the benefits of aeration. The new spout is 8" from the floor, providing easier access for those pets that want to drink straight from the stream. The new pre-filter keeps debris like hair and food particles from entering the chamber where the pump pushes water back up into the tower. This reduces cleaning maintenance, and wear and tear on the pump. . . The Drinkwell Fountain is designed, approved, and recommended by veterinarians, particularly for pets prone to urinary tract disorders. This fountain will save trips to the vet by giving your pet this innovative constant access to running water."

 

Commitment #2 - EXERCISE

"How to Take Care of a Dog" with a Dog Exercise Plan

In humans, the importance of exercise has been proven time and again. But what about our canine friends? Is it enough to just feed them properly and give them 'occasional' walks?

A dog needs plenty of exercise... and generally the bigger the dog, the more exercise he or she will need. If you are not prepared to exercise your dog on a daily basis then perhaps you should think about getting another kind of pet.

Not only is regular exercise good for your dog's health, but it also gives him the opportunity to be with you! After all, dogs crave company and like to be with their 'pack' as much as possible.

>>> Dog Exercise: How Much?

Studies (as well as experience) have shown that dogs who are getting adequate exercise are healthier and happier. They are also more social when they are in public places. When dogs are given regular exercise, they are more calm at home and are less restless when left alone.

However, just like feeding, choosing the right amount of exercise for your dog should depend on several factors: age, size, and type of breed.

  • Age: Puppies require daily exercise for proper muscle development. Their high energy levels need to be released in some form of constructive activity, and giving them their daily exercise is the best way to do it. Not being able to release their pent-up energy can lead to destructive behavior such as chewing or digging. On the other hand, a mature, aging dog needs less exercise because of their lower energy levels.
  • Size: Large dogs do not necessarily need more exercise than small dogs. In fact, many large breeds like the Mastiff or Great Dane would rather relax and sit on the porch all day than go out for a 2 mile run. Nevertheless, they also need their daily exercise, perhaps one or two 30 minute walks everyday. On the other hand, many types of small breeds such as the Jack Russell Terrier or Chihuahua still keep on going even after a three-mile walk.
  • Type Of Breed: Your dog's breed is also a big factor on the amount of exercise required. For instance, dogs that were originally bred to herd such as the Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, and German Shepherd need to be exercise daily. Another example of a breed that requires daily exercise are those that were originally bred to hunt (hunting dogs). Examples of these dogs are the Beagle, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and German Hunt Terrier. And finally,sled dogs such as the Siberian Husky, Samoyed, and Alaskan malamute share the same high level of energy as the herding dogs and hunting dogs and therefore, need to be exercised on a regular basis.

>>> A Fun Way To Keep Your Dog Mentally and Physically Active . . .

101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog
101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog

" . . . the largest trick book on the market and the only one presenting full-color photos of each trick and its training steps? The step-by-step approach, difficulty rating, and prerequisites, allow readers to start training immediately. Tips and trouble-shooting boxes cover common problems, while "build-on" ideas suggest more complicated tricks which build on each new skill. No special tools (such as clickers) or knowledge of specific training methods are required. "

 

Commitment #3 - GROOMING

"How to Take Care of a Dog" with Regular Dog Grooming & Hygiene

The importance of dog grooming is not only for aesthetic purposes but also adds to your pet's holistic growth, both - physically and psychologically.

Daily or weekly hygiene routines just makes good 'health' sense and the time spent with your pet creates opportunity for bonding.

>>> Dog Grooming Checklist

When all is said and done, you may not have the time to carry out these tasks or feel confident enough to do them. That's okay - you can always hire a dog groomer... and that will leave you to find alternative ways to spend 'quality' time with your pooch ;-)

Here's the scoop on regular examinations of your pet:

  • Coat: Look out for bumps, hot spots, inflammation, irritation, vegetative matter, and parasites like fleas and ticks in his coat. Get rid of fleas by using a fine-toothed comb while ticks can be tweezed off. Brushing doesn't only remove mats, it also takes away dead hair, thus eliminating animal odor. Tangles can also be very painful for your dog that may lead to skin inflammation. Grooming during shedding encourages growth of new coat, so brush especially after physical exercise.
  • Ears & Eyes: Your dog's ears and eyes must also be cleaned often and watched for diseases. For example, droop ears are inclined to infection which can lead to permanent hearing loss. A damp cotton cloth is used to remove mucus from your dog's eyes and a coarse rag is appropriate incleaning your pet's face.
  • Teeth: A dog's teeth are very important and care is required to keep them healthy. Dental hygiene is maintained by using dog toothpaste and toothbrush with soft bristles twice a week.
  • Paws & Nails: Examine your companion's pads - dirt, grime, pebbles, chemicals can get caught that can infect his paws. You may also need to clip your dog's nails on a regular basis. Nails should be trimmed every month, especially if your dog has a hard time walking.
  • Bathing: Different breeds require varying bath frequency. You can consult your Vet, an online source or a local pet grooming shop if you're not sure how many times you should bath your dog. When bathing your pet, make sure that you brush away dead hairs first to clear all the mats in his coat. Soak your pet in warm water. Apply a pet shampoo in small amounts. Target areas are the eyes, ears, rectum, toes and under the chin. Avoid getting soapy water in his eyes and ears. You also have an option to apply coat conditioner after bathing.

Commitment #4 - VET VISITS & VACCINATIONS

"How to Take Care of a Dog" with the Assistance of Dog Health Professionals

Once you've brought your dog home, be prepared to take him to the veterinarian for health check-ups and vaccinations on a regular basis.

How regularly should you take your dog to the veterinarian? What about vaccinations? What treatments are considered basic for good dog health?

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It is recommended that you take your dog for an annual examination to the veterinary clinic. Your veterinarian can check your dog for illnesses you may not be aware of and assess his overall health. A heartworm blood test is suggested every year. Veterinarians will also check your dog for any worm infestations and will prescribe correct medication to eradicate any problem they may have with these parasites.

The veterinarian can also give you advice about external parasite control. New methods for flea and tick management are always coming out. Discuss the best options for your dog with the veterinarian.

Your dog should be vaccinated on a regular basis. Traditionally, vaccinations, given by your veterinarian, will begin when your puppy is about eight weeks old and continue over a scheduled period of time (within months and then annually). These vaccinations are meant to immunize against DHLPP (parvo virus, distemper, leptospirosis, hepatitis and parainfluenza) as well as against rabies, Bortadella or Lyme diseases. Bottomline, discuss the need for these shots with your veterinarian to find out what is required in your area.

Spaying & Neutering. If you do not wish to breed your dog, basic veterinary care will involve getting your dog spayed or neutered. Female dogs are spayed and this involves removing the uterus and ovaries. Male dogs are neutered, which means having the testicles removed. These operations should take place at six months of age for both male and female dogs.

Dental Check-ups. Your veterinarian can also assess your dog for any dental problems. If you have not been cleaning your dog's teeth and plaque has built up, your dog may need a professional dental treatment by the veterinarian. This involves cleaning, scaling and polishing your dog's teeth. Dental care should be a standard part of your annual trip to the veterinary clinic.

The Ultimate Dog Health Guide . . . - A Must-Have For Your Book Shelf

Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats
Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats

The book that is the definitive guide to a natural lifestyle for dogs and cats is now completely updated and revised for the first time in 9 years. Writing with the warmth and compassion that have won them a national following, veterinarian Richard H. Pitcairn and his wife Susan Hubble Pitcairn, noted specialists in chemical-free nutrition and natural healing for pets, show dog and cat owners how to provide the very best in companionship and lifelong care. Over 400,000 copies of this treasured classic have been sold since its original publication.

 

Commitment #5 - TRAINING

"How to Take Care of a Dog" with Proper Dog Training

Your dog needs guidelines to be a 'socialized' dog and obedience lessons will help you set those guidelines for him.

Who should train your dog? Well, you of course! But you'll need to be trained to train your dog. That's what effective obedience training classes do - train the owner in the correct techniques to train their dogs.

There are many dog trainers around and you need to be aware of what you want from the sessions.

Trainers and/or training books and videos can be found online, through word of mouth, the yellow pages, recommendations from your veterinarian or the humane society.

How Dogs Think . . . - A Better Understanding of Your Dog's Behavior Does Wonders For Your Relationship . . . (With the Dog, That Is)

How Dogs Think: What the World Looks Like to Them and Why They Act the Way They Do
How Dogs Think: What the World Looks Like to Them and Why They Act the Way They Do

Bestselling author, psychologist, and world-renowned expert on dog behavior and training Dr. Stanley Coren presents the most informative, in-depth, fascinating book yet on dogs. Acclaimed for its solid scientific research and entertaining, eminently readable style, How Dogs Think gives you the insight that you need to understand the silly, quirky, and apparently irrational behaviors that dogs demonstrate, as well as those stunning flashes of brilliance and creativity that they also can display.

 

Getting Your First Puppy? - The Puppy Whisperer Can Help

The Puppy Whisperer: A Compassionate, Non Violent Guide to Early Training and Care
The Puppy Whisperer: A Compassionate, Non Violent Guide to Early Training and Care

Following the success of his book The Dog Whisperer, Paul Owens turns his attention to puppies. In The Puppy Whisperer, Owens and his protege Terence Cranendonk offer a compassionate step-by-step guide to all things "puppy."

 

Hope you've learned a thing or two about how to take care of a dog! - Let me know you stopped by . . .

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      qgsuccess 9 years ago

      Veee-eery informative. Looking forward to more from you.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Very good lens, 5*! I'm sorry I cannot admit you to the Dog Health Care group, all of the subjects in your lens is very well represented in the 'Dog Health' lens at the group.

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      Johann The Dog 9 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      Good info, thanks for visiting my lens! Woofs, Johann

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      DogWhisperWoman1 9 years ago

      5* More people need to learn about pet care before they get one. Dog Whisper Woman

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      Gatsby LM 9 years ago

      Fiver for sure! So few people know how to care for dogs properly. Best Natural Dog Food

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      Karendelac 9 years ago

      5 Stars for you.

      You have articulately stated the BASICS.

      If these basics and followed there would be almost no problems

      Very well done !

      Karen

      http://www.squidoo.com/birdrescue/

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      HealthyHappyDogs 9 years ago

      Great information, nDee!

      The only thing I disagree with is what you say about vaccinations.

      The annual check up is of huge importance - you're right there!

      But veterinary protocols now point to either not vaccinating adult dogs, or vaccinating them once every five years or three years.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Hey pretty good lens. Gave you 5/5 on the star chart. I've just stared my own lens on my experiences with my own dogs over the years.Come on over and say hi.

      Cheers

      Harry

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      CountryEstateBulldogs 9 years ago

      Very helpful information and nice lens!

      Teresa

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      Adrie 9 years ago

      Hello,

      I like your lens, some good info.

      Did you know that people with a dog phobia can use self help hypnosis to overcome fear of dogs?

      Feel free to visit my Lens: Dog Phobia

      You can also visit my site: e-books about dogs .

      Adrie Rackers

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      Angel-Eleven 9 years ago

      Great information, You covered the subjects nicely.

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      SylviaD 9 years ago

      You are so right about dogs and exercise. I had an American Eskimo who wanted to go right back out as soon as we returned from a 1-hour hike. My lab/chow, on the other hand, was happy relaxing around the house after a relatively good walk. My current Belgian Shepherd seems very tired after our 1/2 hour walk but he's very robust during the walk. The vet said it's important that he exercise every single day. I got the impression it was especially important for the Shepherd breed. If you want more dog care tips, why not visit my lens at http://www.squidoo.com/dognutritionanddogcaretips

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      RichardPT 9 years ago

      Very nice lens. Enjoyed all the related info especially the importants of exercise.

      **Dog Agility Training Videos**

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      This lens is really great, because I have visited this site for last time. From that day onwards I have following these tips and precautions, so at present my dog is very active and no health problems. I have created on lens that focuses on hair removal

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      SylviaD 8 years ago

      You forgot one important point... exercise your dog and you exercise yourself. Works for me! I can't believe how my vitality and energy has improved since I got my Belgian Shepherd who REALLY likes long walks. ;-)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      yea that was cool

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      awesome lens ur the best

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      knewf lm 8 years ago

      wow I LOVE your checklists! my daughter raises german shepherds and I am directing her to your link to print off your checklists for her puppy buyers! ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! GOOD JOB!!

      Dog Health Today

      Dog Lover's Gifts

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Wow!Nice lens,it is very interesting as well informative.It is great to come across such lens.Thanks for sharing such info.

      If you feel free, check the blog carpet blog

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      estherjane13 lm 8 years ago

      What a helpful lens. Thank you. I'll definitely be using your tips with our new puppy from the pound, Lacy. 5*

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      thx, but can I have some specific information or be directed to a website on to how to take of a toy poodle?!?!?! thank you.

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      Dee Gallemore 8 years ago

      Hello 'ME'

      Thanks for stopping by. Check out mypoodles.com for more info on the care of toy poodles. Hope this helps!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I have a mix but this page is awesome!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love this website! It has helped me realise that it is a lot of commitment to have a dog. Its really cool that you have examples.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      this is stupid people should know how to take care of a dog or else they souldent get one

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      this page is awesome i really think im ready for a dog now

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      nice i just learned something new thanks a lot bye

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      mini foxy's are the best!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      [in reply to person1]

      i think this is great because what if you didn't know how to take care of your dog?

      think about the people who don't know how to take care the a dog.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i love dogs wait every on does duh!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      this is so cool

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      yeah, this is way cool. I just got a dog today, and this page like helped me. Ty again!!

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      clouda9 lm 8 years ago

      You've really got some great information about committing to taking care of your dog. Thanks for the share!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      anna101 i know this website is cool

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i like this website

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I LUV DOGS

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      it is really good info. a little more info about training would be nice!

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      jackinabox lm 8 years ago

      It's funny hwo the basics are so easily forgotten. Great lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Awesome info! We are thinking of getting a dog and this will help a lot! Thank You very, very ,very much!!!!!!!! :)

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      Achim Thiemermann 8 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Great lens with basic common sense reminders of what we owe our four-legged friends - deserves a SquidAngel Blessing and 5*s! :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      These pages helped me to learn a lot! If I'm going to get a dog, I got to know what's on these pages.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      You shure do learn about dogs.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      this helped me very much thank you very much for your share

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      yes helped bunches.

      thanks so much!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love my pup

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      this place is no help

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      5* great lens

      I have a lens on different trainings....Dog Training that Works...to help with that aspect...love my 2 little dogs...a bichon frise, and a teacup yorkie.

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      Dee Gallemore 8 years ago

      [in reply to luverofdogs] Sorry you feel that way luverofdogs. There are tons of great dog care lenses here at Squidoo. Hope you find what you're looking for!

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      CoolFoto 8 years ago

      Lots of valuable info - 5* and lens roll to https://hubpages.com/animals/dogpets .

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      this is very helpful, i have a puppy to train, thank you for the information.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      wow when i got my dog this is helping me good now i know how to take care of my cute dog

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      you could really lern how to take care of a dog or puppy.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i got my dog she is really good of what i do thanks website

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      man this help me so much i at last know how to take care of my dog rusty

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Good stuff, nice! Care to be a "featured lens" at my place? https://hubpages.com/animals/houndsville say hello while you're there :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      this web site is helpful.my puppy got healthy and got stronger.awesome!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      thanx so much! i'll hopefully be getting a dog tomorrow and im so afraid that i won't be able to take care of him properly.... don't get me wrong, i've always wanted one (luvv animals!!) but i have to study up on how to care. thanx again! =D

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      if your dogs doesn't want to sleep say their name and say stop it! you may be say stop and if the poo on the floor hit them easy now my dog listens to me

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i think that when i get this dog i will be much more resposible and my parents will think that i can take of my stuff

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This tip will help me with it i can take care of my dog easily!

      ^_^

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      EpicFarms 8 years ago

      Excellent lens - it always amazes me how many people rush out and get an animal before considering the amount of care required. 5* and a big HOOTRAY! for encouraging responsible pet ownership :o)

      Http://www.Squidoo.com/iWantOne

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      EpicFarms 8 years ago

      P.S. I lensrolled you to our "I Want One" lens for horses :o)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      wow thank i got my frist dog and it was cool even the tick free thank's ill go on this to see what can happen tata

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      u got that rite man[in reply to puppy lover]

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      PetSnakes 8 years ago

      Informative, thanks

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      fatkat87 8 years ago

      This lens is great very informative and helpful lots of tips and i think the furminator kicks a**. please if you have time check out www.dogsaccessories.co.uk

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I can't wait for my new toy poodle! Finally, my boyfriend is going to get me one and I can't wait to take care of it. Thanks for sharing this great lens!

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      stemcells 8 years ago

      Thank you for top information about pets!

      I picked up  a lot of pet

      grooming tips from this site:

      Pet Grooming

      Accessories and history of bringing up a pets

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      Ask_Dad 8 years ago

      Excellent Lens Valuable information.

      I like this "If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise" -Unknown

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      is that a rottweiler cause i have one to his name is ceasar

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)

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      Janusz LM 8 years ago

      Wonderful Tips that every Dog owner needs. Blessed by a Squid Angel :)

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      CHOPRN1127 8 years ago

      Great job. 5***** from me, a fellow doglover :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      thanks for all your help now i can take care of my future dog

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      guapo 8 years ago

      I really enjoyed your article - might get my dog the 101 tricks book

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      AshleyBretting-MS 8 years ago

      Excellent. Gave you 5* for your work here.

      loved this lens, "kudos!"

      Lensrolled your work. Stop by and say hello, see my Houndsville ( dog lens ) pics, cute stories and say "hello". Ahem, pardon my faux pawI meant "woof". LOL

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Thank you SO much for this article. I'm going to Korea in the summer and get a dog there. A dachshund puppy, actually. This website helped me so much to get prepared! Where can you actually buy these stuff? I really need the 101 book thingy. I hope I can handle all this stuff!

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      schnauzermom 8 years ago

      This is filled with wonderful information! Thanks so much!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      this must have taken so long to do! all these people and I agree that this was AWESOME!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      thanks your the advice

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Thanks for the advice :D

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      tanks for the advice !!! ^_^

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i wish i could have a dog soon

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Excellent Lens. 5*

      If you get a chance check out my Instant Stress Management lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great! I am making a little "book" thing (just typing on the laptop), and I'm putting this in! Put some more ways-to-take-care-of-dogs though, please!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      this is really gonna be helpful!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great lens! I added it to my ''lens roll'' it's my first lens so hopefully I did it right! =P Lots of great Info!!

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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Excellent lens. My dog is like my kid, and I spoil her as much as possible. You've got great information here.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Check out petdent.blogspot.com for the easiest way to take care of your dogs teeth, just spray and it works. It takes too long to actually brush its teeth but it is important so if you don't use a product like this make sure you brush them!!

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      Medicinemanwriting1 7 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks for the info.

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      Shibamom LM 7 years ago

      A great information packed lens. I had a good read!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I WANT A DOG AND THIS IS REALLY USEFUL YOU KNOW THAT!

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      Spook LM 7 years ago

      Excellent and informative lens and if one lives in the city please do not forget your poop scoop whilst exercising the dog.

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Some thing I see way toooo often is people leaving their dog in the vehicle in the summer with the windows cracked opened and no water. They are more afraid some one will steal their dog than their dog getting sick or dying from heat.

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      JakePerry 7 years ago

      I Think Knowing when and how to give your dog care, you can make sure your dog has the happiest, healthiest life possible.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i can't wait i feel like i know what im doing already and i don't even have a dog!!

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      skgandbbtk lm 7 years ago

      Even though I have my own dog, the informative you wrote here is very helpful; Keep up with the good work.

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      kevinthekanine 7 years ago

      WOW! This is definitely one of the best lenses i have seen ! So much info! Keep up the great work!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This thing works great with my beagle it can do so much things but I haven't bought any of the books quite yet so ya will it works great I think more people should be reading this site cause it helped me a lot and my puppy is now always clean and healthy thanks to this site...will good-bye

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      OMG this helps a lot!!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      it is awesome!!!!!!!!!

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Excellent advice, very well done! Congratulations on the purple star!

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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Just stopping by (again) to say congratulations on the purple star for this lens. Well deserved!

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      pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      This really is a wonderful lens and packed with very helpful information. Congratulations on a well deserved Purple Star!

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      Dee Gallemore 7 years ago

      To my readers: Thank you all so much . . . I am thrilled about receiving a purple star recognition. This particular lens holds a special place in my heart because it was my very first published Squidoo lens!

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      jbarnhart41 7 years ago

      Congrats on our purple star! Very well deserved. It's so nice to see newer squids making such a great contribution to the site. You just earned a new fan and an angel blessing :)

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      jbarnhart41 7 years ago

      LOL! Just noticed you were a 100 group Giant! I assumed that bc I didn't recognise your name that you were newer. I apologize. I'm still impressed though ;)

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      Teddi14 LM 7 years ago

      Congrats on your purple star. I got one too today on my Severe Storm Phobia lens. It is a great feeling. I am also going to rate this 5*'s.

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens, deserving of the purple star and its way above anything I have accomplished so far. Well done. 5* and fave

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Yes, congrats on the Purple Star! You deserve it, this lens is so informative and clearly written on a topic that's important. Good job!

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      Mary 7 years ago from Midwest

      Thanks for this lens. Great job and a lot of info.

      my love is the Yorkie i left my lens on one of your other lens to check mine out.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      what do you do when your dog is sick?

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      Dee Gallemore 7 years ago

      It's always best to consult with a veterinarian.

      [in reply to oreos can jump]

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      harringtonway lm 7 years ago

      You totally deserve the Purple Star! This is a lot of great information that really helps people to become better pet owners. I am especially fond of the Dog Whisperer and all of his training. He has saved so many misunderstood dogs. Keep up the good work!

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      Sharon Berry 7 years ago from Michigan

      All of your information about caring for dogs is right on. You must be a dog lover as I am. I look forward to reading your other lens. Oh, and congrats on the purple star!

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      DogHammock LM 7 years ago

      What a great lens, so much information about caring for your dog. Mt personal fav is the dog whisperer by cesar millan,

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      FidosCityGuide 7 years ago

      A great lens, I really like the part about exercise. As a formerly chucky (ok fat) dog I know how important it is to make sure dogs eat good quality food and get their exercise. Now I eat right and walk 2 miles everyday. I feel so much better.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for sharing all this info.

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      Very helpful! I just adopted a dog and still having difficulty taking care of him. I will try my best to follow your suggestions and tips. Hopefully, me and my dog will enjoy each others company. 5*

      Hi! I invite you to visit the posts on this link http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/community/tonerrefil... By the way, I joined your community. Hope youâll be interested in joining my community as well. Thanks again

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      JollyvilleChick 7 years ago

      Well done and very thoughtful. 5*

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      Mahogany LM 7 years ago

      Great lens - I put it on my lensroll in fact :) 5 stars. By the way, there's a FURminator for dogs yoo, you know? It's at http://www.amazon.com/FURminator-Medium-Yellow-Des...

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Love your Lens! Such great helpful information for anyone who shares their life with a dog.

      Favorited and added to my Blogroll. ePlaceForPets

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      Airinka 7 years ago

      Cute lens!

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      WiscBear 7 years ago

      Good information. Our Schnauzers demand quite a bit of exercise, which is why our back yard is fenced in.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: that was really nice and i don't have eny thing about a dog but i whant to be a vet

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      skgandbbtk lm 6 years ago

      Wow another very good lens. Keep up the good work. I also have lenses on how to stop dogs from barking. If anybody is interested please click on my handle for more information. Thanks

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      returned to *-*bless*-* this lovely lens and to feature it on Sprinkled with Stardust

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      martialartstraining 6 years ago

      Thank you for this lens, I know a lot of people who should read it. I love dogs so this made me smile to see.

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 6 years ago from Central Florida

      This is all very good information. I bought The Puppy Whisperer a while back and it's an excellent resource.

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Very sound information. I'm lensrolling this to AJ's Advice for Dogs lens that I made.

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      jstarr lm 6 years ago

      Sofie, the Cockapoo, and I really enjoyed your lens! Thanks for all of the great information!

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      cannedguds lm 6 years ago

      I have read a dog obedience training review plus this lens of yours and they have given me an idea what kind of "DIY" dog training course is best for me to utilize in order to train my 6-month old puppy on my own! Thanks for sharing this nice lens!

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      summerevening 6 years ago

      You have a lot of great information here on how to take care of our dogs! Something we all should learn more about :)

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      River88 6 years ago

      I just finished reading your lens and WOW! Excellent information, very well written and very well put together. I will recommend this lens to all my other dog loving friends.

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      Beas 6 years ago

      I love dogs and as soon as I have a garden I want one. This lens offers so much information. Really useful!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Great Tips on How To Take Care of A Dog. We have a new Bulldog Pup and it has been a long time since we had a puppy in the house. Even though we used to breed bulldogs, I have forgotten a lot of what to expect from this precious little joy. Lensrolling this to my Port-a-crate where I have posted pictures of our little Bruno. Blessed.

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      kimmiekins 6 years ago

      I've been a dog-lover since I was 4. That's when I got my first dog. I've had many since. Currently, I'm mom to a Whippet, major mutt (Basset, Lab, Springer Spaniel and who knows what else) and a pit-mix puppy. This is a great lens, fantastic job.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great tips on taking care of the dog.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Fantastic advice thank you :)

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 6 years ago from Central Florida

      This is the most comprehensive list I've seen. There are a few tips on here that I need to implement with my beasts. I'm a dog fan and love your topic.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I loved reading this info about dogs. It will help me learn more about them.

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      Delia 6 years ago

      great info lens! if one can not abide with the caring of a dog, then one should not own one...being a responsible pet owner is imperative.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Excellent information and suggestions!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This article really had some valuable information in it

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Love the lens, love dogs. Great job, well deserved purple star!

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      Great lens. So deserving of a purple star. :)

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      kimmanleyort 6 years ago

      Beautiful lens, so well-organized with great advice. I wish everyone took care of their digs as you say.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens, wonderful information. I have lens rolled it to my Raising a Natural Dog, it will go so well with that lens. Thanks for the great work here.

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      moorecaroline 6 years ago

      Thanks for all the great info, very detailed

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      Laura Hofman 6 years ago from Naperville, IL

      All dog owners and potential dog owners should read this lens! Great advice and doing this would make for happier, well-behaved pets and well-informed owners. Dogs are great - it's usually the owners that need the training. Whenever I hear people complain about their dogs I ask: how much exercise does your pup get? 9 times out of 10, the poor dogs are cooped up all day, bored to tears, and the owners expect them to lay down and sleep when they get home from work. They've been doing that all day!! Wake up - a long walk would benefit you both. If you can't let your pet out during the day for a potty break, hire a dog-walker. Great lens - lensrolled to my "Dog Friendly Gardens" lens. (Sorry for the rant - I'm very passionate about this topic ; )

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      Dee Gallemore 6 years ago

      @LauraHofman: This is not a rant at all. Your comments are well said and welcomed!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Some excellent information on this lens. It is important that pets are looked after properly. They are one of the family after all.

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      Teri Villars 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Cool lens! Interesting stuff!

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      mikerbowman 6 years ago

      Great information, and great advice! Thanks for sharing this with all the dog owners and dog lovers out there...

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      dessertlover 6 years ago

      Very good tips! It's important to make sure your dog is taken care of if you're going to make the commitment to have one.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You have done a great job, dear. Keep on.

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      enabdesigns 6 years ago

      My dog is more than my pet ... she's my friend. Thanks for the helpful tips and information!

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      datecheats 6 years ago

      Great lens Dee, Daisy and i thank you :)

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Great lens on taking care of your dog- angel blessed and lensrolled to my ColorPuppyGifts series.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congratulations on that Purple Star! This is right up my alley, I want a dog again really bad! I have lensrolled to my "I Want a Dog" lens. Thank you for sharing great information.

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      I have a Mastiff and a Douge de Bourdeaux, both are completely nuts, but I love my babies, you provide top tips for any would be dog owner, it is a huge commitment, and one that should be taken seriously. Wonderful to read and congratulations on your Purple Star, for the information and importance of this subject especially near Christmas time when people will be thinking of a cute little puppy as a present ~Blessed by an Angel~

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      joebro 6 years ago

      Really great lens. Lots of info. Our little girl Mitzy is a part of our family and you are right on with this lens.

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      Louis Wery 6 years ago from Sarasota, Florida USA

      Very helpful reminders as I get ready to care for a family pet whose owner is ill. Thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Really great lens! Knowing the correct pet care is so important.

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      petsandvets 6 years ago

      Great info. Dogs are great companions. My cat's great but can't take her walking over the hills!

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      Sadheeskumar 6 years ago

      Dog picture in the introduction is Excellent. Great lens..

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I think there's an important component missing. Dogs also need a space of their own, either a mat to lie on, a dog house, a kennel, or whatever, and a place to play in or roam around. I don't think they should be confined in a cage all day. It's not good for them from a sanitation viewpoint or socially.

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Great advice. Our German Shepherd gets fed and watered ok, but he rarely gets to go on a walk because I am too busy and my wife hasn't been well. I spend too much time trying to write instead of out with the dog getting some exercise.

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      richigor 6 years ago

      Great Tips.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I taught my dog to do all kinds of cool tricks, and now all of a sudden, hes a fat lard. He just rolls, plays dead, tries to shake my hand, and bark for treats. I think i've created a monster. Nice lens here! Great idea.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very useful information, gonna try some of these tips on my Samoyed husky!

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      WebIsFun 6 years ago

      Dogs take lots of work. They are worth it - but they need exercise, feeding & cleaning .. many people forget that

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      mannasugar 6 years ago

      Hey, everyone, take your dog for a walk, no one wants to be caged up all day, if you take your dog for daily walks, congratulations you are a great dog owner!!!

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      PRam1 6 years ago

      Great tips! While I give my dog some of the treats you highlighted, I must admit she's been missing out on some. My dog will love you for making me a great dog owner:-) LOL. Well done!

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      surgimesh lm 6 years ago

      i love dogs.

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      RobGrawberger 6 years ago

      Dogs RULE!! Very informative lens..... enjoyed reading

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      tw006e6375 6 years ago

      There is no items in your lens about allergies probably because it is a wide ranging subject. My Jack Russell Terrier suffered with an allergy for years that also produced histocycomas or mast cell tumours. Blood tests, steroids and, antibiotics cost me hundreds of pounds but no cure or anything like it. But I got a tip to change his diet to raw meat bingo two days later no scrating.Tom

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      Teri Villars 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      cool lens...just featured ya in my "How to Avoid the Vet with your Pet" lens!

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      RBUK 6 years ago

      Many thanks for sharing this excellent Lens, it is definitely one of my favourites within the Pets & Animals section. I am hoping to get a dog soon, but am a little unsure about certain things such as exercise, nutrition etc and so this page is a great resource. Thanks and have a great day. Ryan: My Blog

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      July4 LM 6 years ago

      Great lens!

      I found a great vet and would like to share it with anyone who lives in the Pocono,PA area

      http://www.blakesleevet.com

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      sallemange 6 years ago

      Such important information here.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      It's great to see a group of people that is so passionate about puppy and dog trainin!

      People don't realize just how important it is to start training your puppy/dog from an early age

      also check out my blog at http://dog-experience.blogspot.com/

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      DrPeter 6 years ago

      I'm a veterinarian, and I wish more people would heed this.

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      bt55 6 years ago

      We highly endorse care tips offered here. Thriving Miss Daisy says Well done!

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      DogToys LM 6 years ago

      Some great information in there.

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      Jenn Dixon 6 years ago from PA

      You are absolutely spot on here! My and my pooch Patrick give you a thumbs up!

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Rhode Island

      I have featured this wonderful lens in my blog big thumbs up

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      tangerinetea 6 years ago

      I used to use a deshedder on my dog but found that it was a bit too harsh for him. Now I use a big thick dog brush instead and it works much better. Also for more detailed info on taking care of your dog's dental hygiene, have a look at my lens here: https://hubpages.com/animals/how-to-keep-your-dogs...

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      crazycuriosity 6 years ago

      Great information. I am new at being a doggie owner. I lens rolled this awesome lens to my twice Squid Angel Blessed Dusty Rose Tribute page. Thanks for stopping by and blessing my lens. I look forward to exchanging information.

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      e-xplorations 6 years ago

      nice lens...

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Lovely lens with great information. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Angel blessings for dogs on squidoo

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      AlphaChic 6 years ago

      I love your page. Very informative and complete. I, too, am a fan of Stanley Coren's books.

      I have two min pins, and since they're a small bundle of dynamite, I could relate to your advice about certain breeds needing more exercise than others.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      All the info was great to read. Nice Squidoo. Chris

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      debinz 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. It's always great to read things by other dog lovers!

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      Vikki 6 years ago from US

      Happy April Fool's Day. No pranks; just blessings ;)

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Great lens for our canine friends!

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      pheonix76 6 years ago from WNY

      Nice lens! Looks like an excellent resource for first time dog owners. :D

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      What great suggestions! I must look into that furminator....

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      ChrissLJ 6 years ago

      My beagle used to go 12 miles before getting tired. I don't think my JRT knows the word. On the up side, they make sure I get enough exercise? =0)

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      thank you for sharing this informative lens! i learnt loads from your lens! cheers

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      OutdoorLily 6 years ago

      Thanks for the lens! I have the FURminator and it does work really well to reduce shedding. Now I just need to get her to stop wiggling everywhere, lol. Thanks again!

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Thanks for the great information. Nice lens and topic!!!

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      justanormalguy 6 years ago

      @jvsper63: indeed, this is one of the best dog care lenses around. Most others focus on a single aspect of dog care whereas this lense is a comprehensive guide covering everything:-)

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      thegreenninja 5 years ago

      What a great lens for beginner dog owners! It covers the basics and much, much more!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks a loads 4 d great side... now i can take proper care of ma dog...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks and nice topic coverage, i'm so excited about my new dog.

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      playercoach 5 years ago

      I enjoyed your thoroughness on a variety of diffent dog care areas. Good job!

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      thomasmandin lm 5 years ago

      Hi, great article. I read it and it was really so informative. I also did a lens that would work great with yours which is (how to choose the right dog?) https://hubpages.com/animals/how-to-take-care-of-a I think all people who read this lens may like my lens. Also Tell me what you think nDee. Thanks again for your info

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      rhodacks 5 years ago

      Thanks for the very helpful tips.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Good tips, I have a cat now but I love dogs too. Thanks for Squidliking coffee-walnut-cake

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      Jessi 5 years ago from United States

      Great lens!! This is some great information for first-time dog owners. :)

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      mountainstevo 5 years ago

      I learned a few things - thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens! It described excactly what I was looking for; how to take care of a dog.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Had to come back and give this lens a special Angel Blessing.

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      Alesha21 5 years ago

      In lens i get how to train a dog

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      Alesha21 5 years ago

      Well work in lens keep it up

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      JimHofman 5 years ago

      Great topic and informative lens! We love dogs and will direct people to your site. Check out our site: DogCarTravel for safe car trips with your pooch.

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      dog-separation-anxiety 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed your lens. Lots of really useful info!

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      Nicely done lens & helpful resource. ***Angel blessed*** :)

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Nice lens. The right way, is the only way.

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      kyhillbullies 5 years ago

      Loved it

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a helpful Lens, great information and advice!

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      tcmliving 5 years ago

      Dogs are great!

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      A beautifully constructed article! I have 6 rescue dogs, and a rescued cat. Each and every one of my animals is a very important part of my life - they give me much more than they take (although they are getting expensive!).

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Revisiting this gem...so very well done...the right way!

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      bames24 lm 5 years ago

      I have two of the naughtiest canines I have ever seen... and they love your lens :)

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      JustGreatAdvice 5 years ago

      Great Information! Extremely thorough lens!

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      PonyPower 5 years ago

      I love your site. I am a huge fan of dogs.

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      flashgordontags1 5 years ago

      Good info! Dog training is super important IMO.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i love my dogs so very much

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      KarenKnightBenn 5 years ago

      I love the layout of your lens. We love our dogs and cats!!! Lots of great info and products.

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      deckdesign 5 years ago

      We have a 3 year old Cavachon. Thanks for all of the great tips on taking care of dogs.

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      ernieplotter 5 years ago

      Nice tips! Thanks for sharing them

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      AlphaChic 5 years ago

      Great lens. I think you've reinforced the idea that getting a dog is taking on a lot of responsibility. Thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      good info...Thanks for sharing

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      Aston77 LM 5 years ago

      I tell you what - I have a long way to go if I want to match your standard! Well done.

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      Aston77 LM 5 years ago

      Yes, I stopped by, and I'm glad I did.

      A very informative lens. Thank you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for the info!! It really helped me with my project and my dog ^_^

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      jordanmilesbask 5 years ago

      Very useful lens and informative..Great Lens!

      Please come and check my lens - https://hubpages.com/animals/cute-pet-dog

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Great resources.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice!!

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      SoundsOfBliss 5 years ago

      Nice tips on grooming. Our lad Timo, a beautiful border collie, can sense when this going to happen. He hates it! Useful links. Thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      it works!!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      how take care a dog that will be by it self for 10 hours in night (friend of mine will be in the hospital for same days) I'm working third shift and I'm the only close friend she has,thank you for any info.

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      infiniti99 lm 5 years ago

      Great lens thank you for sharing.I have a large lab that this information helps me greatly

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      chadklass lm 5 years ago

      Awesome lens thanks! Lots of useful information.

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      infiniti99 lm 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your lens is right on and that makes for happy hounds

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      I absolutely agree with you. If we do these things, our little furry pawed friends will be healthy and happy. They bring us so much joy, it is the least we can do. A fabulous lens - thank you!

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      rihamah lm 5 years ago

      great lens, thanks for sharing.

      Check out my lens "Is your family ready for a dog quiz" and I'd love to know your comments

      http://www.squidoo.com/is-your-family-ready-for-a-...

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing! There is a lot of great information here.

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      pcgamehardware 5 years ago

      You've really done your homework on this one. Great lens!

      Liked and Blessed.

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      MATTHEWO1234 5 years ago

      when im older i will be becoming a vet. And I want to learn some things about dogs. All of this i knew already but i still loved it.

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      You've provided a lot of helpful info. here ... nicely presented. ~~Blessed~~

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      MsJanet 5 years ago

      I just wanted to say that I just started my own lens about raising my first dog, and your lens has provided me with a lot of great information over the past year -- so thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks for the info!

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      BorderCollie LM 5 years ago

      Very nice lense. Dental check ups are so important. I know someone who ended up spending so much money on a dog dentist because ger dog had a rotten tooth.

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      AshleySears LM 5 years ago

      Thanks for all the tips on taking care of pets! My dogs will enjoy the benefits of me reading this!

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      I wish EVERY dog owner would read this fabulous lens! Well-organized, well-written, and excellent, actionable advice. ~ Blessed! ~

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      thanks for the advice my mom is going to buy me a puppy only if i stay in mexico for 4 wekks thanks for all the tips guys

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      thanks!! the information is very detailed!!

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      ChristmasOrname 4 years ago

      Wow, this is really a comprehensive guide on how to take care of a dog. Great work, nDee.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Really informative tips for proper dog care.

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      poorwendy lm 4 years ago

      Great tips. Grooming stood out to me. I've known about feeding and exercising the dog. Grooming was something I hadn't thought of.

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      Great tips. The top three big considerations for my new dogs are exercise, water, and training. Feeding them well, of course, is a top priority, but I list water because this is the high desert. Between the altitude and the aridity, water is the difference between life and death. My dogs need tons of exercise to keep their behavior in acceptable ranges right now. We do two to three big walks/hikes every day. They crave this activity and it's great for bonding.

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      OrlandoTipster 4 years ago

      I love this lens!

      I found the homemade meals fantastic.

      Just have to convince my wife it's ok to cook dog meals.

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      Parsney 4 years ago

      This is helpful to me because I want to be a vet!

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      jarvim 4 years ago

      Useful lens :-)

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      audithedestroyer 4 years ago

      Informative lens!

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      audithedestroyer 4 years ago

      I hope other dog owners read this. :)

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      garyhennesrealtors 4 years ago

      I was scared about my pets health but reading your articles now i am not worry.Thanks for giving me health ideas about pets.

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      nickybutler 4 years ago

      Thanks for a great lens :) very informative and some good ideas for new books to buy!

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      StewartClan 4 years ago

      I really love this lens. I ordered the book 101 Dog Tricks but as I live in the UK it won't show up on yours. That book looks amazing! I cannot wait for it to come. Although my dogs are old I would still like to see if I can train them to do some tricks as they are not able to run around to get their exercise. I say not able to........it could be not willing to. Thanks for the lens!

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      ShariSmith 4 years ago

      absolutely edified!

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      Lynda Makara 4 years ago from California

      These are all great tips for taking care of our fur babies.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      this lens is very perfect! it brings valuable ideas to every dog owners! thank you so much! i have linked your post in here: http://www.thedoggieworld.com/getting-the-answers-...

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      iamradiantrose 4 years ago

      great lens - lots of really good information. I use the furminator on all our furries and we all love it. I love information on homemade dog treats...thanx

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      EbooksFreeWeekl1 4 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for sharing these tips :)

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      chinchilla-cages 4 years ago

      Thanks for these tips.

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      Im Horse Crazy 4 years ago

      Cool lens! I love dogs!

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      laurajax 4 years ago

      THIS LENS IS AWESOME i featured it on my lens featured lenses hope that works for you best wishes great advice by the way fantastic

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      coolmon2009 lm 4 years ago

      Most first time pet owners don't realize what a big responsibility that cute little puppy is when they bring it home. Good information and nice lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Dog need a lot of respect. You shoudend yell at a bo d endless you asked it nicely about 5 times. You shoudent yell at all when you are trinh to teech it a trick because that is something you want the dog to do not somthig you need the dog to do. The more you are nice to Ladoga the better they will listen.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This page rules,rocks and is soooooooooooooo useful I love it.

      Thanks for this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Cool man

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      spids lm 4 years ago

      great lens love this!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Good training and lessons.video nzuri sana kufundishia ila gharama yake ndio tatizo kwetu.!...

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      OUTFOXprevention1 4 years ago

      Potty training my Boston Terrier puppy... this was very helpful.

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      Knuckledown LM 4 years ago

      Great lens...come and see my called Bulldog Lovers

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I like dogs very much. In my past life I had a German shepherd named Blondi. As a baby, I knew my grandparents' dog. He was 3 quarters wolf and a quarter shepherd. He was dopey and fun to play with. Lots of people found him scary because his head was as big as a farm animal's.

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      John_Hairstyler 4 years ago

      Thank you for great advices on how to take care of a dog properly. I love dogs too.

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      This is a great tutorial for proper dog care.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thx u so much I'm 11 years old an one weekend I'm with my mom and the other I'm with my dad an I have a pet dog at his house name Chole an its just hard to take care of her

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Being a dog owner, it's nice to see so many great tips for the proper care of a dog.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      you need to walk a dog

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Wonderful advice, dogs are hard work, cats are so much easier. The reward outweighs the hard work. :)

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      jadapotata 4 years ago

      Great lens! Thinking of getting a puppy (my first one!)

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      Awesome page. Im thinking about getting a pooch!

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      Amy Trumpeter 4 years ago from Oxford

      Great to get people thinking carefully about commitment before getting a dog. Thanks for such a great lens!

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Excellent.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @jadapotata: Yea but you have to get one

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      I just stopped back to bless this excellent lens. :)

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      applejacking 4 years ago

      All done. I'm dog lovers with a Golden and Chihuahua. Caring my dog like caring my self. that's what I've done as an owner.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is very comprehensive. A great resource for those who have dogs.

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      Englishmastiffe 4 years ago

      A great resource. Quite a bit of good information!

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      We have three dogs in our greater family, and I know how good your advice is. I love Dr. Pitcairn's book. And I have never seen the one on 101 tricks for your pet. Have put it on my Christmas list for next year.

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      KitchenExpert LM 4 years ago

      Nutrition has to be one of the best items for helping you taking care of your dogs.

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      Lee 4 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      Great lens - that Jack Russell just looks like my gf's! :D

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I am featuring this one too. Thank you for liking and blessing my lens about New Orleans as a winter getaway. I do appreciate it very much.

      TonyB

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      Webinaut 4 years ago

      Really comprehensive, well-researched lens. My daughter is a vet and I will definitely refer her to this.

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      kcsantos 4 years ago

      Yes, I really learned a lot. Thanks for sharing this helpful lens.

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      MVSquid 4 years ago

      Great Lens. I really do believe that dog owners should be prepared prior to purchasing a dog. One of the saddest sites I have seen is a dog that was not malnourished and not taken care of well.

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      Wonderful lens about a dog care.

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 4 years ago from Ozun

      i will get a dog after i will come back from my visit at my daughter, i appreciate very much the good advises about the dog's health.

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      wahmshelley 4 years ago

      This is really great advice on how to take care of a dog...My dog was trained to poop away from open spaces...He would go way out in the yard next to fence or behind the shrubs, when I lived in an apartment building...Now I have kids to train....

      WAHM Shelley... :)

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      KateAdamsUSA 4 years ago

      completely agree on the dog care tips. big fan of pets, check out my lens on 101-animal-polls.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great Lens!

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      WordChipper 4 years ago

      Great lens! Lots of good common sense info here.

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      chickie99 4 years ago

      very helpful lens! thanks for the info.

      we have a retriever and a maltese. the maltese is very bad! alpha dog syndrome...LOL

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      happynutritionist 4 years ago

      Aspen the Yorkie and I both liked this page, and we thank you for this information. *blessed*

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      GeekGirl1 4 years ago

      I like your dog grooming checklist. will put it into use. Thanks.

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      Great advice, dogs definitely need a lot of exercise and people need to be prepared to take their dog on walks or to the dog park:)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i did not know this

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      I have a furminator. It works great

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      Monica Lobenstein 4 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      Excellent suggestions for first-timers (or folks who need a refresher). Well done! Blessed

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      vandanarana lm 4 years ago

      A brilliant lens which I am sure many will benefit from reading. Thank you.

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      Ted Bergman 4 years ago

      As comedy writer, dog lover and creator of dog and cat humor, I enjoyed this lens - and used some of it for a reference in creating my new Dog & Cat Comedy TV Show.

      Thanks for your expertise and information!

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      Meyani 4 years ago

      well presented lens. look like that you are expert on this field

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      LouisaDembul 4 years ago

      Very nice advice on how to take care of a dog. I think the training is often overlooked, most dogs will thrive when trained well.

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      apuppyslife 4 years ago

      great advice and nice lens.

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      eBookforprofit 3 years ago

      Thanks for your sharing. Excellent advice.

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      JimHofman 3 years ago

      Great tips! Exercise, discipline, and affection. A tired dog is much less likely to get into mischief.

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      SoundHoundSecrets 3 years ago

      Excellent advice I must say. If more people who were contemplating getting a dog read articles like this then we wouldn't have so many dogs locked up in rescue centres.

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      MyHealthyDog 3 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. good overall advise on Dog Care

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      Jacody 2 years ago

      Go dogs

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      Suse Barnes 23 months ago

      Great lens! Do you have a recommendation for a lens about flea and tick control perhaps? It seems that this year is particularly bad for them.

      http://www.adamsfleacontrol.com/smarter-pet-care/e...

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      livetech 18 months ago from United Kingdom

      What other dieting tips can you offer to raise a healthy dog? :) Great hub well done!

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