Adding a puppy to your life can be the most rewarding thing you do. It can also be the most frustrating thing if you are not prepared! Everything from potty accidents to typically puppy nipping can become major problems in your life if you do not rectify them now, the moment your puppy is brought into your home.

Housebreaking is always a big deal for new puppy owners. How can you teach something so simple as to where to pee or poo to a furry critter that does not speak your language? Simply keep an eye on him at all times, and when you can't he should go into a puppy proofed play pen with a potty pad or litter box. Give him the opportunity to potty every 45 minutes through the day and possibly once or twice during the night so that he will not feel the need to go anyplace else! This will build a habit in him to do the right thing!

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No two dogs are alike, not only in looks, but in personality. While my dog may be lazy and loving, your dog may be excitable and temperamental. Regardless, there are a few basic tenets of ownership you absolutely need to know. The following article provides a great deal of advice from dog owners who have experienced it all.

When you are training your dog, it is always best to incorporate the use of hand signals in addition to using verbal commands. Your dog may have a better time understanding you when you use manual signals. Try both ways and see which is best for your dog.

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How many of you have dogs in a middle of some canine crisis? Your beloved pet listless and whining cannot be an easy thing to witness I'm sure. Perhaps you've asked many of your experienced dog owner friends-what can I give my dog for pain? There must be something that can be done for the poor animal. Well, here are tips and helpful information to educate you on some dos and don'ts in canine pain management.

Arthritis is a very common cause for dog pain. As you may already know, arthritis usually occurs when your dog gets older, although younger pups sometimes do acquire this unfortunate condition when they sustain an injury to their limbs. To minimize its effects, maintain his optimum weight and feed him the right food daily.

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Owning a small dog really isn't that much different to owning a large one. Having said that, there will be some things that will need to be changed for it to be a success. Illustrated below are some points you will need to consider for the daily requirements for a tiny breed of dog.

What are you going to feed your dog?

Of course eating is the most obvious daily activity but the average kibble available from the grocery may be over-sized for your dog. You have to ensure that the kibble is convenient to be used by his minute mouth and these are easily procurable among some of the premium brands of dog food. It is also recommended to offer the Lilliputian canines some canned soft foods.

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No matter how strong the bond we may feel for our pet - barks still do not translate to intelligible words for the well-meaning but clueless human being. Because animals are not able to express their pain and discomfort adequately, it is up to the responsible pet owner to recognize symptoms that will help accurately diagnose a dog illness.

As we continue to learn more about this topic, you will notice that several conditions are actually easily treatable. You would not even need medication but only natural remedies for dogs to address them. Natural remedies are preventive as well as curative - saving you plenty of dollars of costly drugs and fees. Not only that, you will also save your pet from incessant chemicals in his system that will probably damage his system in the long run.

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Urinary tract infection in animals is not a lethal condition that you should worry about. However, it does pose a problem to those whose budgets are as tight as the collar you fasten around Fido's neck. An effective dog urinary tract infection home remedy is a good alternative treatment to use. Read on for valuable dog UTI home remedies that have been successfully used by experts from all parts of the world.

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