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What are the best ways to exercise your puppy?

At first glance, puppies appear to be never-ending bundles of energy, so you would think exercising them would be straightforward. Actually, their little bodies are fragile and fatigue quickly, so it is easy to overdo it. Furthermore, before your puppy has completed his or her vaccination cycle (normally around 14-16 weeks), they should avoid playing with other dogs as they might contract illnesses. This means you will need to rely on means besides other dogs to keep your puppy exercised, engaged, and healthy.

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Search and rescue dogs do their jobs despite travel stress

URBANA, Ill. – When disaster strikes, you want the very best tools, functioning at their peak. In the case of catastrophic earthquakes, tornadoes, or even bombings in war zones, those tools are search and rescue dogs. But researchers have found that getting dogs to disaster sites can add to the animals’ stress.

“We’ve spent $16 billion in this country trying to come up with a machine that can sniff better than dogs, and we haven’t done it yet. Search and rescue animals can save lives, protect our soldiers in the field, and locate survivors after a disaster. We want to know how we can manage them so we can protect their performance, because their performance impacts human lives. That’s the reason behind what we do,” says Erin Perry, an assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition at Southern Illinois University.

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Healthy sleep for dogs: all you need to know

Dogs are important members of the home. A healthy night’s sleep is important for them, just as it is important for you. Here are some tips for ensuring your dog gets a good night's rest every night.

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Discover if it is time to hire a dog agility trainer

Dog agility training and tournaments are spectacles and activities exactly where actual dogs highlight their expertise and speed. Dogs will mug as much as pay attention nicely to their masters, even deprived of the presence of owner clinging on the tether. They'll study approaches such as going via tunnels, down and up seesaws, coping with mazes, and etcetera. These actions are all stuffs dogs perform in shows. The dog agility trainer facilitates your dog to master these commands.
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"The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals" ~ Anonymous

Cat scratching post - train your cat's scratching

Have you ever wonder why a cat has to scratches everything in sight? Your cat is sharpening claws and ridding the outer layer of old claw for one reason. After a cat has been declawed, they could continue to go though the motion of clawing. On the paw pad are scent glands, that will rub off the scent as they claw or scratch on an item. Once a cat does claw or scratch on the item other cats will come to smell the scent left and can have the tendency to scratch the same item that have their scent on. When you find the couch or other item scratched or clawed, this is when the cat is exercising.

Redirection and proper scratching post or trees will help with the exercising or energy that a cat has. A rope can offer a stable item for the cat to scratch and claw on. Purchase a scratch post or tree that is sturdy enough for the cat and will not be easy tip over when the cat is scratching or clawing at the tree. Making sure the scratching post or tree is high enough for the cat to reach and be able to scratch and claw.

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