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Crate Training a Dog With Separation Anxiety

Our dogs are social animals that love nothing more than being by our side. However, the strong bond they share with us can lead many to become anxious and stressed when they’re alone. This can reveal itself in destructive behaviors such as barking, whining, and chewing. Dogs with separation anxiety can be extremely difficult to crate…

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How to Teach a Dog to Come

If you’ve recently brought home a puppy or rescued a dog from a shelter, then you’re likely ready to work on basic obedience training. One of the most important skills you can teach your dog is to come when called. This skill is crucial as it can be life-saving. For example, if your dog were to…

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King Shepherd: Your Complete Guide

King shepherds are hybrid dogs. The breed consists of German shepherd ancestry but with a mixture of other breeds. Therefore, King shepherds are not purebred dogs. That said, they typically look similar to German shepherds and share their temperaments. Furthermore, King shepherds can come from many different breeds, so some of their traits differ based…

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Merle Pitbull: Your Complete Guide

Merle pitbulls are pitbulls that display the merle color mutation, which typically causes irregular patches or swirls of color on their coat. While pitbulls come in many colors, the merle color is a recent color that has taken the dog world by storm. That said, some people love the merle color, but other people despise…

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St. Berdoodle: Your Complete Guide

A relatively new cross-breed, the St. Berdoodle is an interesting mix of the large St. Bernard dog and the tall yet intelligent standard poodle. This pup can take on the qualities of both dogs, creating a gentle mix of intelligence and protectiveness and sometimes even taking on the hypoallergenic qualities of the standard poodle. As…

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Cavachon: Your Complete Guide

Cavachons are a mix of bichon frises and Cavalier King Charles spaniels. The parent breeds are both considered purebred by the American Kennel Club (AKC), but Cavachons themselves are not. Instead, they are what is commonly referred to as a “designer dog,” which simply means they are created from two purebred parents of different breeds. The…

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Long-Haired Dachshund: Your Complete Guide

Long-haired dachshunds are the long-haired version of the adorable and beloved dachshund breed. They’re spunky, affectionate dogs who also have a stubborn streak. Their nicknames include “wiener dog,” “sausage dog,” and “doxie.” Once upon a time, long-haired dachshunds were hunting dogs that braved badger dens. Though they can still be used to hunt, today, they’re more…

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