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A DOG IS A DOG SMALL OR LARGE

All too often we hear these phrases, "my dog is too small, it doesn't need training" or "are there any small dog classes or do you only train big dogs?" Granted that all dogs are individuals and have their own special personality and deserve to be trained and treated as individuals, it does not take away from the fact that your dog is still a dog. Their natural behavior and the way they process things is still the same. Dogs are some of the most opportunistic beings out there and will try take advantage of any situation out there. It is up to us as owners to manage each situation so they do not develop any unwanted behaviors. 

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Dog As A Family Member [Infographic]

Take a look at this interesting Infographic from DogHQ, Enjoy! 

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#DIY: How to Make a T-Shirt Dog Toy

via - thebarkpost.com

As humankind’s most loyal and steadfast friend, dogs share many qualities with people. Both understand moods of those around them, both enjoy sleeping on the bed, and both dogs and people get into trouble when they’re bored. With a couple old t-shirts and a pawsin your day, you can make a quick and easy toy to prevent that mischievous boredom in your canine companion. Who knows? Your pooch might find your handmade creation quite… fetching.

Directions:

For this project, the only things you need are two t-shirts and a pair of scissors. Have a couple old shirts lying around with a stain or two? This is the perfect project to reuse them!

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Start by cutting little 2-3” wide slits at the base of your shirts. After you’ve cut your slits, just rip along the slit and your t-shirt will have the perfect strips of fabric for the next step.

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Gather your t-shirt strips and tie off one end. Divide your strips into thirds and braid them together.

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Once you’ve braided down to the other end, tie up the bottom and cut any straggling t-shirt strips.

Whether this toy comes in handy during an epic tug-of-war battle or serves as a distraction to keep your pooch’s mind from wandering to the smelly trash can and dreams of gnawing the legs off the couch– it’s a simple and fun way to make something special for your four-legged friend.

 

 

Shelter Pets Who Will Melt Your Heart

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1.

Somebody did!

2. This cat was always trying to be helpful.

This cat was always trying to be helpful.

3. He’d rather be laying on your couch, staring at you lovingly.

He'd rather be laying on your couch, staring at you lovingly.

Corey is still available for adoption!

4. Hamsters are actually very romantic.

Hamsters are actually very romantic.

5. In case you weren’t already…

In case you weren't already...

Happy is still available for adoption!

6. She’ll be forever your girl.

She'll be forever your girl.

7. Looking for his bro-friend.

Looking for his bro-friend.

Add a man-crate to your man-cave. Bam Bam is still available for adoption!

8. ‘Cause we had to throw a tear-jerker in the mix.

'Cause we had to throw a tear-jerker in the mix.

Cee Cee is still available for adoption!

9. Wants you to take him on your next secret mission.

Wants you to take him on your next secret mission.

Luke is still available for adoption!

10. Guinea pig squeaks translated.

Guinea pig squeaks translated.

11. Valuable secret-keeper for adoption.

Valuable secret-keeper for adoption.

12.

I mean, that mutt, is just, so big!

13. This cat tried all the angles to find an adopter.

This cat tried all the angles to find an adopter.

14. It’s true. She is.

It's true. She is.

15. Loves Madonna, carrot tops, and wood blocks.

Loves Madonna, carrot tops, and wood blocks.

16. This cat was not pleased to be spending time at the shelter.

This cat was not pleased to be spending time at the shelter.

She especially hated volunteers.

17. Not for long, we hope!

Not for long, we hope!

Corey is still available for adoption!

18. With a little help from our friends…

With a little help from our friends...

…we save thousands of lives each year!

19. You can open kennel doors….

You can open kennel doors....

…and give a shelter pet a second chance at a beautiful life in this wonderful world. Adopt today!