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After the Kittens Are Born

After the Kittens Are Born

Source: Photo by Cong H on Unsplash Kittens are born with their eyes and ears closed. They use heat detectors on their tiny faces to find their way to their mother and their littermates. The breeder keeps their bedding clean and dry, and makes sure they have a place to warm up and a place to cool down. Even if the kittens have been born in an inconvenient place, the breeder won’t move them for forty-eight to sixty hours because it upsets the queen. If the queen dies during the birthing process, the kittens must be either handraised or adopted by another queen with...

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22 Amazing Facts about Dogs

22 Amazing Facts about Dogs

Source:  Photo by Victor Grabarczyk on Unsplash Did you know that in medieval times dogs were known to have accompanied their masters into battle wearing suits of armour? Or that the Rhodesian Ridge- back was first bred to fight lions? So if you want to know who the heaviest dog ever to have lived was, or what the wagometer was invented for, this article is for you Dogs are often referred to as ‘man’s best friend’ because of their long history of being companion animals to humans over thousands of years. It is estimated that there are around five hundred million dogs in the world, with...

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The Fundamental Key Training Components For Your Dog

The Fundamental Key Training Components For Your Dog

Source: Photo by Berkay Gumustekin on Unsplash There are a few basic guidelines I rely on in every training program—whether I’m working with an untrained puppy, helping a dog brush up on a few basic skills, or dealing with a behavior problem. In this chapter, we’ll look at each of these critical components. As a group, they’re a kind of Lucky Dog 101—everything you need to know to get started. These are aspects of training that’ll help make the time you invest with your dog efficient and effective: Mental Preparation It’s easy to perceive dog training as something that’s mostly physical; we teach a...

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Your Puppy Life Experiences

Your Puppy Life Experiences

Source: Photo by Alvan Nee on Unsplash Everyone has a story, and those stories are full of the people we’ve met, the places we’ve been, and the things that have happened to us. In just the same way, every dog has a past. We have to acknowledge and accept that to get anywhere together. Your dog’s life experiences are the “nurture” side of the equation that defines who he is. Everything that’s happened since birth—and everything the dog learns from those experiences—impacts what he thinks and feels and how he learns. Has your dog always been sheltered and well fed? Has he experienced neglect?...

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Your Dog Personality

Your Dog Personality

Source: Photo by Berkay Gumustekin on Unsplash Your dog’s personality is what makes him one of a kind. Even when you take two dogs of the same age, same breed, and similar life experiences, they won’t have the same personalities. Just like people, no two dogs are alike. They’re much too complex for that. Some are fun, and some serious; some are tense and some are always at ease. Some will do anything—absolutely anything—for a treat or a few minutes of your time. Some bond best to other dogs, and others are drawn more to people. Dogs can be blessed by or afflicted with...

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