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The Secret To Settling In Your New Puppy

The Secret To Settling In Your New Puppy

Getting a new puppy is one of the most exciting things for adults and children alike. The puppy smell is intoxicating and they shower you with love and kisses. When I got my first puppy I became his adoptive mother –  he wanted to be with me all the time and it’s hard...

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7 Essential Tips for First Time Dog Owners

7 Essential Tips for First Time Dog Owners

Dog must-haves. Food bowl, water bowl, treats, toys, ID tag, leash and collar, dog bed or crate, and of course, dog food. These are the basic items he will need for now. Please remember you have to consider his size right now. You might be buying something which may...

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The Importance of Fostering a Dog

The Importance of Fostering a Dog

Finding a loving and caring home for a dog is the ultimate goal of foster care. Providing temporary homes for a few days to weeks and to some until they get adopted is the very concept of fostering. And you may be wondering why there is a need for foster homes when...

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The Importance Of Continuity In Training

The Importance Of Continuity In Training

As a dog trainer, I find that continuity in training is pivotal to have and to keep having a well-behaved dog. Since I have started working at Bark and Birch, I see approximately 80 dogs come in and out of our doors every month, plus those who opt for 1-2-1 sessions....

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Compulsive Behaviour In Dogs

Compulsive Behaviour In Dogs

The word compulsive describes an involuntary desire to do something. When a dog exhibits some compulsive behaviour, it repeatedly performs one or more continuous acts in an increasing way that will ultimately culminate in disrupting its daily routine. The tendency is...

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