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Caring for Your New Puppy

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on March 11, 2019 2:28:29 AM EDT

Puppies are adorable, sweet, loving and fun to play with. Make no mistake, however, puppies are a lot of work. As a new member of the household, there are some steps you should take to ensure that your adoption is successful for both your family and your new dog.

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Topics: Puppy Behavior

Popular Sports for Dogs

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on March 11, 2019 2:20:59 AM EDT

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about getting outside and stretching your legs. If you have a dog, then chances are your dog would enjoy burning off some energy as well. The good news is that you don’t have to stick with the same old choices like jogging or playing catch.

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Topics: Events

Loving Your Dog Through Winter

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on January 29, 2019 3:23:58 PM EST

Nothing beats cuddling with your pup in front of the fireplace. But as good as that sounds, winter brings unique challenges both for pets and pet owners. Even if your dog is a cold-loving breed, you need to make sure that you take extra care during the winter.

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Topics: Seasonal

How to Stop Your Puppy from Chewing the Dog Pee Pad

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on November 12, 2018 10:33:20 AM EST

“Use a pee pad,” the breeder said. “Puppies take to pee pads quickly,” your vet said. And while everyone you know swears by the pads, what most forget to tell you is that sometimes puppies will chew on, shred and proudly drag the used pad around the room. That leaves you with a trail of urine and shredded pad to clean up. That’s no fun. The good news is, you can stop the chewing and shredding and get your puppy back on track with just a few training tips.

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Topics: pee pad training, dog pad training, puppy pad training, Puppy Behavior

What Makes for an Eco-Friendly Puppy Pad?

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on November 2, 2018 5:41:01 PM EDT

Eco-friendly dog pee pads aren’t just good for the planet, they’re good for you and your dog too! You’d hope that all puppy pads would be safe for your dog, and eco-friendly, but they’re not. Many contain materials that aren’t pet-friendly, like bleach and dyes. Others are made through a non-eco-friendly manufacturing process. That’s why it’s important to know what goes into the puppy pad you’re buying and just what exactly it means when you hear ‘eco-friendly puppy pad.

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Topics: Eco-Friendly

Is Your Older Dog Peeing in the House? 5 Steps to Help Resolve the Situation

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on October 15, 2018 5:00:00 PM EDT

Older dogs are like older people - it’s sometimes difficult to get to the bathroom in time. However, incontinence in older dogs can be a sign of an underlying medical issue or disease.

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Topics: dog pad training, Puppy Behavior, senior dogs, older dogs

The Benefits and Challenges of Adopting an Older Dog

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on September 26, 2018 11:01:42 AM EDT

Dogs wiggle into our hearts at all ages. The joy of watching a puppy discover the world is truly exciting, but there’s a lot to be said for adopting older dogs too. With older dogs, we get a good sense of who they are, their personality and maturity. We get to skip the house training and extra hours of being a baby dog pet parent and skip directly to the joy of having a grown companion and protector. For the most part, we know what and who we’re getting in an adult dog.

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Topics: Dog Adoption, Rescue Dogs, senior dogs, older dogs

Teaching Your Puppy Sleeping Habits That Last

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on September 13, 2018 1:05:26 PM EDT

Having a new puppy is a lot like having a new baby - you know you’re not going to get much sleep until they learn to sleep through the night. Teaching a puppy how to self-soothe, along with what bedtime really means, can go a long way in ensuring you both get the sleep you need. So how do you teach your puppy good sleeping habits? Make sure they:

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Topics: New Puppy, Puppy Behavior

How to Keep Your Dog from Peeing in the Crate

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on August 15, 2018 11:47:58 AM EDT

If your puppy is peeing in their crate, even if you’re giving them frequent outdoor potty breaks, rest assured you’re not alone in your frustration. Other pet owners have the same problem. By understanding your puppy’s needs, adjusting your expectations, and making a few changes to your routine and theirs, you can stop the peeing and successfully potty train your puppy.

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Topics: New Puppy, Crate Training A Puppy

What Your Puppy’s Behavior is Trying to Tell You

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on August 3, 2018 12:32:00 PM EDT

Although puppies don’t speak our language, they do have common behaviors and body language that they use to get our attention. They can and will let us know what they want from us if we pay attention and learn to interpret their behavior, cries, and actions.

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Topics: Dog Health, Puppy Behavior

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