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					Subject: {!name} - A Well Trained Dog

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: Dogs are our link to paradise.
They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in
Eden, where doing nothing was not boring .... It was peace.
....Milan Kundera

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Is certainly a lot more fun for you to have an obedient and trained dog.
Not only that, but trained dogs, are happier dogs.
They are less likely to get into fights with other dogs and will tend to
socialize better with dogs that they meet in public.
It is particularly important to have a well-trained dog if you have young
members of the family or children in the neighborhood.
Just like having well-behaved children, a well-trained dog makes for a
happier household.
The time that you spend training your puppy initially will impact on the
pleasure you can get from your dog for the many years of its life.

Taking the time to train your dog will strengthen the bond you have
together and this will ensure a long and happy friendship where both you
and your dog benefit.
Considering the amount of time that you will be with your dog the time
involved in training is minimal and well worthwhile.

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There are a few basic commands that need to be mastered and they are all
relatively simple.
These commands are...
Down: this is where you teach your dog to lay down on command, and is one
of the main aspects of any successful training program.
Heel: this is where you teach your dog walk beside you at the same pace
without pulling on the lead.
Learning the 'No' word: this is a particularly important word for your
dog to know and can save you a lot of trouble. In fact it is probably one
of the most important aspects of training, if you can get your dog to
understand and respond to the word no. It can certainly save you a lot of
trouble in the future.
Sit: sit is one of the most basic of all dog training commands and is one
that you'll want to teach from the outset to maintain control of your
dog's behavior.
Stay: and finally 'stay' - this is important to ensure that no matter
where you are, you'll know that your dog will stay precisely where you
want it.

If there is nothing else that you train your dog to do beyond these basic
commands, it will certainly improve the relationship you have with your
dog and the enjoyment and happiness that you and your dog will have
together.
It is well worth the time while still a puppy, as it will improve the
quality of life for many years to come.

Training will also let your dog know that you're the boss and in doing so
eliminate many behavior problems.
Dogs that are untrained can often get depressed, despondent, and unhappy
and display symptoms of anxiety and confusion.
You are actually giving your dog a purpose in life, where they will get
pleasure out of the fact that they are pleasing you.

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Subject: {!name} - Stop Puppies Biting

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant
popularity of dogs.
....Aldous Huxley

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Puppies love to bite.
The do it naturally but it is something that they must be taught not to
do.
This needs to be addressed while they are young because dog bites can
lead to all sorts of problems including legal action.
It may seem fun and funny to have a puppy biting but a full-grown dog can
do a lot of damage, particularly to children if they are in the habit of
biting.
Dogs have immense strength in their jaws and even a playful nip can do
permanent damage to a child.

Generally, puppies are taught to control their biting from their mothers
but in most cases we get puppies as pets that have been taken from their
mothers at a very young age and it is up to us to teach them as puppies
not to bite.

By letting your dog socialize with other dogs from a young age they will
quickly learn from their elders, provided they have been taught well,
that the desire to bite needs to be curbed to avoid retaliation and an
ensuing fight.

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The sooner the puppy is taught not to bite by the owner or by interaction
with other dogs, the less aggressive they will become as they grow older
and the more pleasant they will be to live with.

Taking a puppy to a dog training school will allow it to interact with
other dogs where it will quickly be corrected for any misbehavior.
Puppies should generally learn to interact with other dogs within the
first three months of their life.
The longer this is left the more difficult it becomes for your dog to
socialize correctly and they can become dangerous later in life.
As with children, the sooner your puppy can learn correct behavior
patterns the better they will be in the long term.

It is also wise to get the puppy to behave correctly in the presence of
other animals including cats and any other pets that they might come in
contact with over their life.

There are many items that are available from the pet stores and vets that
can give your puppy suitable satisfaction to chew and bite upon.
This will allow your puppy to learn what is right and what is not right
to bite.

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Subject: {!name} - Overcoming Boredom

Hey {!name},

Here's Today's Joke: Why do dogs bury bones?
Because they can't hide them in trees.

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Dogs are a lot like children.
They need stimulation or they will get bored and we all know the trouble
children can be when they get bored.

Bored dogs are generally unhappy dogs and they are also the dogs that are
most likely to get into trouble with other animals and humans.

The happiest dogs are often the working dogs as they not only have a
purpose in life but they also get the praise and regular attention of
their owners.

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Even simply getting your dog some toys of it's own to play with can add a
lot of fun and happiness to it's life, but more importantly getting the
dog involved in family activities will have a positive effect on it's
mental state and happiness.

Dogs love to be taken for walks or a run along the beach.
They get to look at a different environment and interact with strangers
and other dogs.

This social interaction is very important for the overall well being of
your dog and it is something that needs to be done on a regular basis.

One of the benefits of dog training schools is the fact that your dog
will get to interact with other dogs, however training your dog at home
also has it's benefits as you will be learning each others personalities
when working closely together and your dog will still get the opportunity
to socialize with other dogs when you take it for walks in the park and
similar activities.

Any time spent with your dog, whether it is training or just enjoying
playtime, is great for building a long and happy relationship.

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Subject: {!name} - Crate Training

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: I have a great dog.
She's half Lab, half pit bull.
A good combination.
Sure, she might bite off my leg, but she'll bring it back to me.
....Jimi Celeste

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Crate Training

One of the best things you can do for your puppy early in life is crate
training.
Many people are under the misconception that crate training a puppy is
cruel but this is far from the truth.
Dogs actually get a lot of benefit from having been crate trained and
they generally come to like the fact that they have been crate trained.
Many people also assume that crate training is difficult, but this is
also far from the truth.

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Dogs, naturally avoid soiling the area where they will eat and sleep and
this is one of the reasons why crate training is important.
It is essential to take notes of the times when your puppy likes to eat,
sleep, and 'go to the toilet' because this will help determine the best
times for the crate training.
Crate training is not about keeping your dog locked up for extended
lengths of time.

Crate training needs to be handled with the care that one would expect
from a family member.

You should remember that, done correctly, crate training will enhance the
lives of both you and your dog.

There are bound to be mishaps along the way when your puppy might 'mess'
in the crate but he/she should not be punished for this, as it is highly
unlikely that it would have been intentional.

Crate training is the best method of potty training a puppy by far, so it
is well worth doing when they are young to eliminate one area that can be
a problem with dogs, as they grow older.

While it might seem that your dog doesn't like crate training initially,
(many dogs will fuss, whine and bark when they first start crate
training) most crate trained dogs learn to love their crate as their own
place, much like children have their favorite blanket for security that
they will carry around.

Crate training usually starts with short periods of 10 to 15 minutes
slowly building up to two hours as they become more accustomed to their
crate.

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Subject: {!name} - Addressing the Problem of Boredom

Hey {!name},

Here's Today's Joke: Why did the dog chase his tail?
Because he was trying to make ends meet.

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Boredom

Dogs get bored just like adults and children
Assuming that your dog is happy to just lie around all day or stay on
it's own while you are at work could lead to a very unhappy animal.

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While it's not possible or practical for most people to have contact with
their dog throughout the day, due to work and other commitments, a dog
will always be a lot happier if it knows that at the end of each day it
will get the opportunity to go for a walk in the park or a run along the
beach.

The stimulation that it will get from this activity and the time that it
is spending with you will help it to keep a healthy mind and a happy
personality.

This time together is all important for building the bond that will
ensure you both get the maximum benefit from your relationship.

Quality time with your dog will reap rewards, just as they would with a
child, with a more obedient dog who is happier to please you than to
misbehave.
And a happier dog is a healthier dog that will tend to live longer and
give you more years of pleasure.

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Subject: {!name} - Preventing Unwanted Urination

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will
not bite you.
This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
....Mark Twain
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Preventing Unwanted Urination.

There are a number of reasons why dogs have problems with inappropriate
urination and in some cases defecation.
Unfortunately most dog owners don't understand why this happens and are
unsure what to do.
It can even happen to dogs that have been trained and housebroken.
Many dog owners who are unable to address the problem simply take their
dog to the pound as they assume there is no alternative to the problem
that they are unable to solve.

Unwanted urination is a very common problem that many dog owners face and
is more common than most people would assume.

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You will need to eliminate any medical reasons first, as there could be
bladder infections that are causing the urination, but aside from that
there are other reasons why dogs will urinate.

One of the most common reasons for a dog to lose control of it's bladder
is from excitement and you will generally see this happen a lot more with
puppies.
With puppies this is a lack of bladder control that will generally stop,
as they get older.

Puppies are often unaware that they are urinating when they get excited
and to reprimand them for doing this will cause confusion.
To get angry with your dog for excitement urination can lead to other
problems where the dog will begin to urinate from submissiveness rather
than excitement thereby creating another problem that will need to be
addressed.

With excitement urination the best cure is prevention and that is
achieved by not allowing your dog to get overly excited.
And the best way to stop your dog getting over excited in certain
circumstances is to expose him/her to those situations more often until
they no longer get excited to the extent that they urinate.
Puppies will eventually grow out of excitement urination as they develop
better bladder control.

Submissive urination is something that is common in the wild, where dogs,
being pack animals, show their submissiveness to the leader of the pack
by lowering themselves and urinating.
Where a dog is showing signs of submissive urination this is effectively
a sign of insecurity and is very often associated with dogs that have
been abused.
It can be difficult to correct submissive urination and quite often the
best method is to ignore what is happening and focus on developing a
better relationship with your pet and help to build it's self confidence.

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Subject: {!name} - Leash Training Your Dog

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: Oh, that dog!
Ever hear of a German shepherd that bites its nails?
Barks with a lisp?
You say, "Attack!" And he has one.
All he does is piddle.
He's nothing but a fur-covered kidney that barks.
....Phillis Diller

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Training your dog to not pull on the leash

One of the most common problems people have with their dogs is pulling on
the leash.
There are many reasons why this can occur, and quite often it is nothing
more than excitement on the dogs part.
If this is the case, allowing the dog a few minutes to simmer down before
taking it on his/her walk can often stop it.

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Once again, the dogs pack mentality can come to play with the dog
assuming leadership over its owner as the leader of the pack.
This comes back to the basics of dog training where the dog must be aware
of who the master is.

Failure to get this basic dog training technique under control can lead
to all sorts of problems, particularly if the dog gets off the leash.
In the presence of other dogs, and sometimes young children this problem
becomes pronounced.

One of the basics of dog training is for the owner to establish him or
herself as the leader of the pack otherwise no training can be effective.

Once this is been established you can start the process of getting your
dog to walk calmly beside you with or without a leash.
And that process can only start if you are able to get your dog to sit
calmly while you put the leash around its neck.
That is the very first step of training your dog to walk without pulling
in its leash.

Once you succeed in that task, you can move on to the next step where you
can get your dog to walk beside you without a leash and be assured that
he/she won't run away.

And from there you will not be one of those people where the dog is
taking them for a walk.

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Subject: {!name} - Stop Your Dog Jumping on People

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: They have dog food for constipated dogs.
If your dog is constipated, why screw up a good thing?
Stay indoors and let 'em bloat!
....David Letterman

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Jumping on People

No matter how much we might enjoy our pet jumping up to greet us, there
are many people who dislike having a strange dog coming up and jumping on
them.
For many people it can be a frightening experience as not everyone is a
dog lover.
Besides that, many people just don't want dirty paw marks over their
clothing.

It can also create major problems if a large dog were to jump up on a
child or an elderly person.

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Dogs will generally jump up on people because they are overly excited and
pleased to see them - even if that person is a stranger.

Many people inadvertently encourage this behavior by rewarding the dog
with attention after the dog has jumped up on them.
The dog then seeks similar reward from other people whether they like it
or not.

This is detrimental to the proper training of the dog and all members of
the family must realize that they're doing more harm than good by
encouraging their dog to jump up on people.

Consistency is important in all forms of dog training, where members of
the dog's family will need to exercise discipline and accept that
training will be all the more difficult if the dog is allowed to continue
with this behavior.

Failure to do so will lead to confusion with the pet not knowing what is
right or wrong.

An alternative to having your dog jump up on you and other people is to
teach it to sit and lift it's paw when greeting you for a handshake or
similar tricks where the dog will be rewarded with attention.

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Subject: {!name} - Dogs That Escape

Hey {!name},

Here's Today's Joke: Why did the Dachshund bite the woman's ankle?
Because he couldn't reach any higher.

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No owner likes to get a call from the pound telling them that their dog
has been picked up for roaming the streets, but even the best trained dog
can escape and end up in places where it shouldn't be.

In many towns you can find yourself in legal trouble if your dog is found
to be wandering the streets.
And quite rightly so as a dog on the loose can do quite a lot of damage
to other people's property, pets, children and elderly folk.

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Dogs that generally try to escape from their property are usually those
that have not been trained or are bored.

Boredom is most often the case, and giving your dog suitable stimulation
to ensure that he/she remains contented on the property can prevent this.
This can be as simple as leaving toys for your dog to play with, fresh
water and a suitable place to sleep, shelter from the weather, and
anything else that the dog might need while you aren't in attendance.
Obviously a big fence and a locked gate will go a long way to deter your
dog from escaping.
Consider the alternative of trying to catch your dog once it has escaped,
and the damage that can be done, should it run out in front of a cyclist
or a car.
Prevention is always best.

Giving your dog regular exercise will also reduce the likelihood of it
wanting to escape.
Even the fact that the dog knows it will be getting exercise when you
arrive home will eliminate much of the possibility of having it escape
during the time when you're away.

If your dog gets this exercise before you go out you are less likely to
have problems because it is more likely to sleep after having exercised.

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Subject: {!name} - The Call to Come Command

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: A dog is the only thing on this earth that loves you more than
he loves himself.
....Josh Billings

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The Command to Come when Called.

One of the most basic and important commands that you will need to teach
your dog is to come when called.
No matter what else happens, if you have taught your dog this command you
will always be able to maintain control whether at home or in public.

Should your dog ever get off it's leash or escape from your property you
will know that when you call it that it will come back and this certainly
makes life a lot easier for the dog owner.

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For working dogs, this is a vital skill as a handler needs to know that
at any time they can get the dog back beside them and ready for their
next command.
When you are comfortable that your dog knows the commands of 'stay' and
'come' you no longer have to be as concerned that it needs to be kept on
a leash at all times.
This allows both the owner and the dog to have a lot more freedom.

Generally, this command of 'come' is incorporated when teaching the dog
to stay, as these two lessons work hand-in-hand with one another.
The dog is first taught to stay and then the owner will teach the dog to
come, while still on an extended leash.

After gaining   success in getting the dog to come, while still on a leash,
the owner can   then teach it to do so without the leash.
Obviously for   an untrained animal this would be better taught in an
enclosed area   until the dog has learned to respond to that command.

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Subject: {!name} - Stopping Your Dog from Chewing

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: The other day I saw two dogs walk over to a parking meter. One
of them says to the other, "How do you like that? Pay toilets!"
....Dave Starr

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Stopping your dog from chewing everything in sight.

It is only natural for dogs to want to chew.
It is a natural instinct, but they need to be trained what they can and
can't chew without causing problems.
While they might feel the need to sharpen their teeth you certainly don't
want them to be doing that on your furniture.
It is a lot cheaper to invest some money in suitable toys that the dog
can chew or get their teeth cleaned professionally than to replace
expensive household items.

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The simplest method of training a dog not to chew everything in sight is
to confine it to a small area where only those things that it should be
allowed to chew are present.

The dog will then become accustomed to the smell of those things that it
is allowed to chew and then when it is allowed out into the household
where other items are present you can teach it not to chew items such as
furniture, shoes, clothing, etc.

It is also possible to teach an old dog not to chew items by using the
same techniques although it is harder if it has been doing this for many
years of its life.

It is always preferable to teach your dog the lessons they need to know
as soon as possible as training gets harder with the age of the dog.

If the dog is going to be left inside for extended periods while you're
not around it is wise to remove any items that you don't want it to chew
until it is fully trained.
Until that time, the dog should be content with suitable chewing toys.

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Subject: {!name} - Separation Anxiety

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: They are better than human beings, because they know but do
not tell.
....Emily Dickenson

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Separation Anxiety

Many people are unaware that separation anxiety even exists with their
dog.
There are many different traits that can be seen in a dog due to
separation anxiety.

When we leave home for work each day, most people are unaware of what
their dog is experiencing, and for many of them it is separation anxiety.
We assume that because the dog appears to be happy when we arrive home at
the end of the day, that it has been happy all day long.
In many instances, the dog could have had quite a traumatic day.

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Many dogs are concerned that when their owner leaves, they might not be
coming back.
They have no way of knowing that we will be back in eight or nine hours.

The stress that this causes for a dog can lead to destructive behavior
where they will chew everything in sight.
Other dogs might express their stress by soiling the house.

Either way, if you come home from work and find that your well-trained
dog has done something out of the ordinary you need to consider whether
it has had a stressful day or not, and certainly not reprimand it until
you know what the circumstances have been.

If you sense your dog has been stressed during the day, you might like to
consider giving it more toys to stop it from becoming bored, or better
still, have somebody call in and visit at some stage throughout the day
so it knows that it is not alone.

Exercising your dog in the morning before you leave is a good idea
because it is more likely to sleep during the day.

Another method to reassure your dog that you will be coming back when you
leave, is to do several smaller trips in the course of a few days or
weeks, where the dog becomes more and more accustomed to you leaving and
returning at different intervals.

By slowly extending these hours of separation, your dog will become
accustomed to it, thereby eliminating separation anxiety.

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Subject: {!name} - Reward training your dog

Hey {!name},

Here's Today's Joke: Why do dogs wag their tails?
Because no one else will do it for them.

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Reward training your dog

Reward training is quite possibly one of the oldest methods of training
dogs, dating back to the days when people started trying to domesticate
wild animals.
It is probably the method of dog training that most of us are familiar
with, and it is a natural instinct to reward the dog when they perform
the task that we have asked of them.

Some people prefer to use a combination of the reward training methods
and the leash and collar training to get the best out of their dog in the
least time.
Some dogs respond better to reward training than leash and collar
training so your decision might depend on what method you see working the
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Reward training for dogs, has seen a remarkable increase in popularity
over recent years with many people finding this as their preferred method
of training their new puppies.

There is no definitive answer as to what the best type of dog training
is, as some dogs respond better to one technique than others.

There are certainly some advanced techniques that are taught in the top
dog training manuals that will ensure you train your dog, faster and
easier than trying to do so on your own.

Most dogs will respond to some extent, to either method of training, and
any training is certainly better than none, even if you only teach your
dog the most basic commands.

Reward training is even used for dogs that work in the military and
police.
Those dogs that are used for scent detection and tracking are also often
trained using some form of reward training.

Generally, reward training is in the form of some type of food reward.

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Hey {!name},
Dog Quote: They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you
talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the
conversation.
....Jerome K. Jerome

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One of the first and most important steps in dog training is to get the
respect and confidence of your dog.
As mentioned in previous newsletters dogs are pack animals, and there
always must be a leader of the pack.
You need to ensure that your dog understands that you are his or her
leader.

Once you've done that you will have gained the respect and confidence of
your dog.
Having done this will make dog training a whole lot easier for you and a
far more pleasurable experience.

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Failure to gain the respect of your dog will result in a disobedient
animal, as they will not look to you as the lead dog, and it is only the
lead dog that they will look to for direction.

While most new puppy owners love to give their animal love and affection,
they also need to be aware that leadership and respect are equally
important.
In fact, I would go as far as to say that leadership and respect are more
important, because it is only when you get that from your dog that you
can truly enjoy the benefits of having a dog in the family.

And the sooner you get your respect and leadership the more enjoyable
life will be for both you and your dog, and the sooner and easier it will
be to have your dog fully trained.

The longer you leave the process of training your dog the more difficult
it will become, as habits of old dogs are harder to break.

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Dog Quote: Keep running after a dog and he will never bite you.
....Francois Rabelais

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How long should your dog-training sessions be?

There are many different factors that come into play when determining how
long your dog training sessions should be.
Just as people have many and varied personalities, the same is true for
dogs - even within a breed.

Many people recommend that you do a personality analysis before getting
your dog to determine which breed will be most suitable in your life.
Very often, however, we choose dogs based on other different factors at
the time.

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The various different breeds of dogs have different personality traits
and you need to work with these when training your dog to get the best
results.

The age of the dog also determines the ability to be trained.
While young puppies generally have a shorter attention span they haven't
learnt the bad habits of older dogs and in most cases are easiest to
train.
When training young puppies it is a good idea to have shorter training
sessions, and to end the training sessions with a bit of fun and
playtime.

When you mix a little fun with the training, you always get better
results, and you will also be more likely to continue with the dog
training for longer.
As an owner and their dog progress along with training, both parties will
find it far more enjoyable as the results will improve and the obvious
rewards that both the dog and the owner receive from one another will
bond the relationship even further.

There's nothing quite like dog training to start off a lifetime
relationship in the best manner possible.
Dog training is the best investment you can ever make for your pet.

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Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: A man bitten by a dog, whether the animal is mad or not, is
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....George D. Prentice

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Dog Food

It is important that you select the correct food for your dog.
With all the fancy packaging and advertising that is available these days
it can be difficult determining what food is best for your dog.

The manufacturers prepare food based on the age of your dog, and the food
you buy for an elderly dog might not be suitable for a puppy.
Proper nutrition is vital to the health of your dog and its happiness,
and it is essential that your pet get all the vitamins and minerals that
it needs for a healthy diet.

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Here is a list of some of the vitamins and minerals that your dog should
have in its diet...
Vitamins A, D, E, B-complex, Biotin, Calcium, Choline, Copper, Folic
Acid, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid,
Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium Chloride and Zinc.

Of course, that is not all but they are certainly ingredients that you
should be looking to find in your dogs diet.
Giving your dog fresh meat with some vegetables and grain included is a
healthy natural diet that many people believe is better than anything you
can buy from the store.

There are also some excellent books on creating your own dog food where
you can be assured that your dog will get all the best ingredients needed
for all-around nutrition
This can be quite a cost effective method of feeding your dog without
being concerned that the dog might not be receiving all the ingredients
it should for a healthy happy life.

If your dog has any specific health problems, this needs to be addressed
when determining what food you should be feeding it.
A consultation with your vet would be wise to see if there are any
special requirements or problems that certain foods might create for your
pet.

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Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: If dogs could talk, perhaps we'd find it just as hard to get
along with them as we do people.
....Karel Capek

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More information on dog food

You need to consider various different factors when feeding your dog.
You certainly wouldn't want to be feeding a sedentary dog as much food as
one that is exercising regularly or a working dog.
The dog's activity levels are very important when deciding how much to
feed it.
Over-feeding will obviously lead to an overweight dog with corresponding
health problems and a potential shortening of its life.

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Another factor that will determine what food to give your dog will be the
breed of the dog.
Obviously, you won't be feeding the same quantity of food that a Doberman
might eat to a miniature poodle.

It is not just the size of the dog that needs to be taken into account,
but also specific requirements for certain dog breeds.
If you have a pedigree dog it is wise to check with that dogs society to
get more information on the types of foods that you should be feeding it.

Incorrect food choice can be very detrimental to the health of your dog.
If in doubt, and you are unable to find any suitable information, it is
always better to stick with natural foods, meats, and a little
vegetables, and always monitor the weight of your dog to see that it is
not getting overweight or alternatively losing weight.

One thing that is essential with all dogs, all breeds of dogs, and all
sizes of dogs, is the need for fresh water at all time.
Just like humans, dogs need to remain hydrated at all times or they will
become lethargic and sick.

You'll also need to give your dog, food that they can chew to assist in
the cleaning of their teeth.
And of course, any dog will always be happy with a nice big bone to chew
on.

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Dog Quote: Life is like a dogsled team.
If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
....Lewis Grizzard

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Toys, Toys, Toys.

Dogs are a lot like children.
They love toys.
They love things to play with.

Dogs grow older but they never really do grow up do they?
And they will always get enjoyment out of having their own toys to play
with.

There are so many different varieties of toys on the market for dogs that
it can often be quite difficult to know what to buy.
All dogs love to chew, and you'll find that most dogs' toys are chewable.

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Toys are essential if your dog is going to be left on it's own for
extended periods of time as they can become bored quite easily.

A good toy can keep a dog amused for hours when they are younger and as
they grow older they will have learnt to spend time on their own without
fretting or getting into mischief.

Many dogs also like to have their own possessions and a good toy is ideal
to keep them satisfied.

The best places to look at a wide selection of toys for dogs are the
online pet stores that have all you could dream of and ready to be
delivered to your door overnight.

Take a look and see what you think will keep your dog amused.

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Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of
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....Josh Billings

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And The Smartest Dogs Are...

While we would all like to think we have the smartest dog in the world
there are some breeds that are generally more intelligent than others.
In this newsletter we will look at the dogs ranking from 6th most
intelligent to tenth.
And then in the next newsletter we will look at the most intelligent dogs
in the world.
Don't be too concerned if your dog doesn't appear in either of these
lists, as sometimes it is not always an advantage to have an intelligent
dog.
As expected, the more intelligent dogs generally need more stimulation or
they will get bored and this can cause problems, particularly if they are
left at home during the day when you're at work.

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So lets start with the tenth most intelligent dog...

Tenth on the list is the Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog was originally bred for herding cattle, just as
their name suggests.
Obviously to be tenth on the list they are very intelligent, but they
need to be stimulated, as one would expect from an intelligent dog.
They are happy when they are working, as they need regular exercise and
mental stimulation.

Ninth on the list is the Rottweiler.
Contrary to popular belief, the Rottweiler is actually a great family
dog, and is not quite as fearsome as many people believe.
There are a highly intelligent dogs and respond well to training.

The eighth dog on the list of intelligence is the Papillon.
Like the Australian cattle dog the Papillon is very protective of its
owner and makes a lovable and intelligent pet.
And as with most intelligent dogs they are relatively easy to train.

Number seven on the list is the Labrador Retriever.
These are one of the most popular family dogs because of their good
nature, which allows them to socialize well with other dogs and more
importantly, children.
Like the previous dogs on the list, Labradors need exercise, and
particularly in their case, without exercise they tend to gain excessive
weight.

Number six on our list of intelligent dogs is the Shetland sheepdog.
Like the Australian Cattle Dog the Shetland sheepdog was bred for herding
cattle and sheep.
Obviously to do this well they need some intelligence and that is why
they have ended at number six on our list.
They're not quite as good at socializing with other people or children
but are excellent pets in their own family.

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Hey {!name},

Here's Today's Joke: Why don't dogs make good dancers?
Because they have two left feet!

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This newsletter looks at the top five dogs based on intelligence.

And at number five on that list is the Doberman.
It is important that the Doberman is trained early on in its life, as
they can be quite temperamental.
If they are trained they can be great family dogs and really good with
children despite their reputation.
They are highly intelligent, and like many intelligent dogs are very
protective of their master and family.

Number four is the Golden Retriever, which is often regarded as one of
the most popular breeds of dog.
They are great with children and are a very loyal and loving dog.
It is not uncommon to see Golden Retrievers winning dog competitions
where intelligence is of importance.

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Number three on our list is a dog that is often associated with police
work.
Yes, it's the German Shepherd, and it is chosen for its police work due
to its intelligence.
They make great family dogs and love children.
They need to be kept busy with work or some form of stimulation otherwise
they can become depressed and unhappy.
They need to know who their master is from a young age to ensure both
they and the family get the most out of their relationship.
The second most intelligent dog might surprise a lot of people. Not only
for the fact that they are highly intelligent, but also because they are
one of the easiest dogs to train.
And that dog is the Poodle.
Yes the Poodle comes in at number two on our list of intelligent dogs.
They love people, and because of this they don't like to be left alone.
They are very protective and can become quite vicious if anybody
encroaches upon their property or territory.

And the number one all-time most intelligent dog of all is the Border
Collie
The Border Collie is another dog that is often seen winning competitions.
They're highly intelligent, but along with that intelligence comes the
need for them to be stimulated regularly.
They're happiest when they're working or performing in competitions or
dog trials.
So there you go, if you have a Border Collie, you know you have the most
intelligent dog in the world, provided of course, that you have trained
it well.

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Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: You never realize a dog is a man's best friend until you start
betting on horses.
....Anonymous

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To stay fit and healthy and happy and strong, a dog needs good exercise
and good food just as humans do.
They're an important part of our families, and they rely on us
understanding their needs, as they cannot talk to us.
Fortunately, dogs are a bit more resilient than humans but they still do
need regular exercise and good food.

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One of the benefits of owning a dog is the fact that in many cases,
knowing that they need exercise is a good reason for us to get out and
exercise as well.
So you could say that owning a dog actually keeps humans healthier.
Certainly a well-trained dog keeps us a lot happier.

There are many benefits that can be gained from owning a dog but you only
get as much out of them as you put into them.
Good training, good shelter, good food, fresh water, regular exercise and
a happy home are all that a dog needs to be content.

Just as the wrong foods can be very detrimental to the health of humans,
the same goes for the health of dogs.
We have already discussed some of the nutritional requirements in an
earlier newsletter and in the next newsletter we will be looking at some
items that can be quite dangerous to dogs such as chocolate.

Until then, feed your dog premium pet food and fresh meat and make sure
you get out and take them for a walk or run.

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Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: A dog is like an eternal Peter Pan, a child who never grows
old and who therefore is always available to love and be loved.
....Aaron Katcher

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Many people are unaware that some of the foods that we eat on regular
basis can be deadly to your dog.

A piece of chocolate can cause seizures, coma and death.
Even a small piece of chocolate is dangerous.
Anything containing caffeine can have a similar effect and be as
dangerous as chocolate, and that includes coffee grounds, tea, and tea
bags.

Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure and even a single serving of
raisins can kill your dog.
Excessive salt intake can also cause kidney problems.
Onions can cause anemia by destroying red blood cells while tomatoes can
cause tremors and heart arrhythmias.
Tomato plants are particularly toxic to dogs.
Avocados are also highly toxic and can cause breathing difficulty and
fluid accumulation around the abdomen chest and heart.

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When giving your dog bones ensure that they are raw as cooked bones can
splinter and damage their internal organs.
Excessive fat can cause pancreatitis, so it is not wise to feed your dog
a diet of fatty foods.
Fried foods also fall into this category and are not good to retain
maximum health in your dog.
Certain nuts, such as Macadamia nuts and walnuts can cause weakness and
muscle tremors.
Peanut butter however is generally okay provided you use the salt and
sugar free peanut butter as sugar can encourage cancer growth.
The core and pits of fruits such as Apple's cherries and peaches contain
cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs and can kill them within 24-hours
without warning.
If in doubt, always refrain from feeding your dog foods that we are
eating assuming that they will be okay.
What is safe for humans can kill your dog within hours.

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Hey {!name},

Here's Today's Joke: When is a stray dog most likely going to walk into
your house?
When you leave the door open.

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Many people believe that the lifespan of the dog should be considerably
more than what we expect.

And this is due to the foods that we feed our pets.
The pet foods that we buy from the supermarkets have a high percentage of
moisture, which leaves very little room for nutrition in the remaining
contents.

Some of the ingredients such as sodium are added to the dog food to make
it more palatable while adding no nutritional value.
In fact excessive sodium can be detrimental to the well being of your
dog.

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The most popular dog foods often use byproducts with added chemical
preservatives and artificial colors. All of which can be potentially
harmful to your dog.

These byproducts have very little nutritional value and are certainly not
helping in the overall health of our animals.
Carbohydrate levels are often far too high in most of the brand dog foods
and this is why there is an excessive number of overweight dogs and dogs
that suffer from diabetes.

Obesity and the associated problems that are present from being
overweight is one of the main reasons for the shortened life span.
Most dog food manufacturers will also use a high percentage of grains to
add bulk to the food while doing nothing for the dog's health.

If you live in a warm climate, don't leave the dog food out all day in
the heat.

While dogs have a short intestinal tract, and are unlikely to have
problems with food poisoning they can still suffer from contaminated
food.

Even dog biscuits should be stored in a cool place and not subject to
heat.

If we ensure that our dogs get the optimum nutrition, we can expect their
lifespan to be considerably more than current levels.

It is not unusual for well cared for and well fed dogs that have had
optimum nutrition to live past 20 years.

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Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: My advice to any diplomat who wants to have good press is to
have two or three kids and a dog.
....Carl Rowan

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So you have a problem with a whining dog?

It is not unusual for people to have problems, particularly with puppies
whining all day long.
Most puppies will outgrow this behavior.

They generally whine for two reasons.
For attention and when they are anxious.

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If they want attention, they will continue to whine if that attention
attracts a reward.
It is better just to give your dog attention in the form of eye contact
rather than a reward to stop it from whining, as a reward will only
encourage it to whine all the more.

Often the best solution is to ignore the dog completely until the whining
stops no matter how long it might take.
When the dog realizes that it is not getting the reward it expects from
whining it will tend to stop.
An alternative method is to blow a whistle when your dog is whining and
when it stops you stop.
Often this method works faster than simply ignoring it.

Another reason why dogs whine is because they are anxious.   Particularly
when nobody is around and they have separation anxiety.
This can be more difficult, if you are unable to find somebody to mind
the dog when you're away.
Leaving your dog with suitable toys to play with, fresh food and water
can assist, and also getting it used to you being away by starting off
with shorter periods apart as discussed in a previous newsletter.

Another method to stop your dog from whining is to buy a clicker from a
pet store and ignore the whining until it stops. Once the dog stops
whining, wait for a few seconds and then click the clicker, and then
reward it in some manner.

The dog will soon learn that the reward comes from its silence.

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Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: Don't make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or
they'll treat you like dogs.
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There is nothing quite as annoying in a quiet neighborhood as a dog that
continues to bark all day.

There is always a reason why a dog will continue to bark and more often
than not it is related to boredom.

Alternatively the dog could be hungry and wanting food or water, or quite
possibly they don't have sufficient shelter from the elements whether in
a hot or cold climate.

If these problems can be addressed this might be all that is needed to
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You need to be aware of any other factors, and it is wise to ensure that
your dog's needs are being met.

Toys can help relieve the boredom and exercise before extended periods
where the dog will be left on it's own can help to settle the dog down as
it will be more likely to sleep while you are away.

More often than not the problem lies with a lack of training, as the dog
has not been taught to remain silent.

Correct training will not only ensure you have a happier pet but the
neighbors will also be happy that your contented dog is a quiet dog that
will only bark when allowed or when there is an emergency.

Your dog needs to know that it will not be rewarded simply by barking for
attention and when it learns that it will get sufficient attention
without the need to bark you will have solved it's barking problem.

Most people are unaware that their dog might be barking all day, as they
are away at work and unable to hear the noise.
In those situations a friendly neighborhood chat might reveal exactly
what your beloved dog is like while you are away.

If your dog does start to bark as soon as you leave the property you can
sneak back up on it, ensuring that it cannot smell you by approaching
from downwind, and then surprise it and reprimand it for barking.
It will then be unsure whether you will return at any other time and will
be less likely to continue barking knowing that it will get reprimanded.

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Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: I went to an exclusive kennel club.
It was very exclusive.
There was a sign out front: "No Dogs Allowed."
....Phil Foster

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Dogs love to dig but this can be a problem if that lovely landscaped yard
of yours looks like a minefield from all the holes that your dog has dug.

No doubt if you have a dog that likes to dig you have tried all and
sundry to get it to stop from smacking it to yelling at it when it starts
to dig and you probably still haven't resolved the problem.

Once again, like all methods of dog training, if you can address the
reason why the dog is doing something you will be able to eliminate the
problem.

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There are many different reasons why a dog will dig, from boredom and
frustration to the search for a cold place to rest in humid weather.

Consider the surroundings that you have made available for your pet and
see if there are any areas that need attention.

Does your dog need more shelter, or is the current shelter just a little
too hot for the climate that you are living in?

Is the dog digging to gain your attention and if so you will need to look
at earlier lessons on how to give your dog the attention that it is
seeking without encouraging it to continue with the behavior that you
wish to stop.

Maybe your dog needs more toys to play with or more exercise to relieve
some of it's pent up energy.

Maybe you will need to fence off parts of your yard where you know your
dog prefers to dig.

If you have a dog that just prefers to dig for no other reason than the
enjoyment of digging you might need to offer it a dedicated area of the
yard where it can dig to it's hearts delight.

This might help to keep your dog contented while you are away.

There will always be a solution, you just need to look at the
circumstances and take the appropriate action.

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Subject: {!name} - Is Your Dog Safe?

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: When you leave them in the morning, they stick their nose in
the door crack and stand there like a portrait until you turn the key
eight hours later.
....Erma Bombeck

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Is your dog living in a safe environment?

Silly question isn't it but not quite as silly as you might think at
first.
We all like to provide our pets with a safe environment and giving them a
safe and comfortable place to sleep is an important part of that
environment.

While we might have provided our dog with a safe kennel initially, we all
know how dogs like to bite and chew things and their kennel is not immune
to their teeth.

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While the kennel might have been safe when new a dog can chew parts of it
that could expose wood, nails and/or wire that could cause it harm.

Their chewing could create sharp surfaces that can do permanent damage to
their eyes or any other parts of their body.

It is always a good idea to have a regular check of your dogs' kennel or
cage to ensure there hasn't been any damage that could harm it.

Also - when your dog is left alone in your yard or house you need to be
sure that no harm can come to it if you are away for any period of time
when you cannot monitor what it gets up to.

Owning a dog is a lot like having a child and they need constant care or
they can do damage to themselves.

If you treat your pet like a child and assume that they can't care too
well for themselves then you are more likely to ensure that they will be
safe at all times whether you are able to monitor them or not.

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Subject: {!name} - Professional Dog Walkers

Hey {!name},

Here's Today's Joke: What kind of dog sounds like you can eat it?
A sausage dog.

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If you are elderly or incapacitated in some way then you might need to
look at getting someone to assist with taking your dog for a walk or run
so they get sufficient exercise.

If you work long hours and don't have the time to take your dog for a
walk or you don't prefer to go out after hours then getting someone to
walk your dog during the day might be your only alternative.

A well exercised dog will not only be healthier but it will also be a
happier pet and if the dog knows that there will be someone there to take
it for a walk during the day it will be less likely to get bored and all
the corresponding negative factors that go hand in hand with a bored dog.

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These days this process is made a lot easier by the professional dog
walking services that are available in most of the major cities and
towns.

These services will ensure that your dog will be getting it's needed
exercise and you will be arriving home each day to a happier pet.
The cost of these services is relatively inexpensive and the people that
operate them are well trained to handle all sorts of dogs and their
different personalities and behavior.
You might just find that using such a service allows you to have a more
well trained dog as many of the people who run these services are also
involved in dog training.

If you do decide to hire a dog walking service it is wise to go with the
handler at least once to see how they handle your pet and how your pet
responds to them to ensure that your dog will be happy when you are not
there.

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Subject: {!name} - Is Your Dog Eating Grass?
Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: They say the dog is man's best friend.
I don't believe that.
How many of your friends have you neutered?
....Larry Reeb

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What does it mean if you see your dog eating grass?

There are two main reasons why your dog will be eating grass.

The first reason is to help it to enduce vomiting.
It will be doing this to get rid of something that it has eaten that is
unpleasant or dangerous.

Dogs do not have the ability to digest grass due to a lack of the
necessary enzymes that are required for grass digestion.

By eating grass the dog knows that it will bind with the offending food
and when it vomits the food will be dispelled from it's system.

This is a natural instinct that the dog has, to protect itself from
poisoning or foods that can make it feel ill.

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Dogs instinctively know what type of grass to eat for this process of
elimination.
As they cannot digest the grass there is no alternative other than to
bring the grass up which will clear out it's stomach of any unpleasant
matter that is making it feel ill.

Grass also contains other vitamins, minerals and enzymes that can assist
in the relief of pain and the treatment of infections, which is another
reason why your dog might be eating grass.

Another likely scenario why a dog will be eating grass is to aid in the
digestion of food.

Certain grasses will help in the digestion process and the dog
instinctively knows what grass is needed for this.

The only thing that you need to ensure is that you haven't recently
sprayed the grass with herbicides or poison that could do your dog more
harm than good.

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Subject: {!name} - Top Quality Food for Your Dog

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: The more I see of men the more I like dogs.
....Madame de Stael

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Just as we perform better when we eat the best foods, your dog will also
be healthier if you feed it premium high quality pet food.

The top brands of dog food, while often a little more expensive also have
higher quality ingredients that will give your dog better all round
nutrition.
The best foods have a complex range of vitamins and minerals that have
been designed to give your dog all the elements that they need in their
diet.
This applies to their canned foods and also the dry food such as biscuits
and nibbles.

These foods also contain a lot less additives and we have shown in a
previous newsletter how these additives in the form of preservative,
coloring and fillers are detrimental to your dog's health and fitness.

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The nutrients that are found in the good dog foods can be absorbed well
and your dog will be able to eat less food to get the same benefits.
Their energy levels will be higher and the incidence of obesity will be
reduced.

Their immune systems will be better and they will be less likely to
develop allergies that some dogs are prone to get with skin rashes and
other problems with their skin.

Some of the cheaper dog foods contain dyes and these are often the main
cause of skin allergies in dogs.

You can often tell when a dog has been on a good diet by the condition of
their fur, which will have a lot more luster than a dog that has been fed
poor quality food.

They are also likely to shed less fur as it will be in better condition
and that is a huge bonus for anyone who has their dog inside the house.

The premium dog foods are generally better for cleaning your dog's teeth
and this can save money in the long run by having reduced veterinary
fees.

Having good teeth is one of the essential elements of longevity for a dog
so this is a very important factor.

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Subject: {!name} - Dog Worms

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out
and your dog would go in.
....Mark Twain

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Does your dog have worms?

There are two types of worms that you are likely to have to contend with
in keeping your dog healthy, and they are the round worms and the
tapeworms.

Round worms are the ones most prevalent in puppies and they generally
look like small white pieces of string of about three inches in length.
They can grow up to twice this size in a full-grown dog.

Round worms live in the small intestine of the dog and can become so
concentrated that they will block the passage.
They can be passed by the bowel and this can obviously affect other dogs
that are in contact with dogs that have round worms.
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It only takes a matter of days for the worms to become fully developed
and it is easy for them to spread quickly from one dog to another.

The speed by which they can breed and multiply has been one of the
reasons why many people originally assumed that puppies were always born
with round worms although it has since been proven that this is not the
case.

More often than not the puppies have got the worms from their mother in
the confines of their kennel.

There are so many different symptoms that can appear when a dog has worms
that anything you notice outside of the ordinary behavior of your pet
should be addressed by a visit to your vet as a worm infested dog can
become a very unhealthy, unhappy dog very fast.

Left untreated worms can kill a dog so it is better to be safe than sorry
if you suspect your pet might have worms or have been in contact with
other dogs that might have worms.

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Subject: {!name} - Dog Insurance

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: When a man's dog turns against him it is time for a wife to
pack her trunk and go home to mama.
....Mark Twain

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Dog insurance is something more and more people are considering to cover
them in the event that their dog might get involved in an attack that
could lead to legal action.

This might seem strange that people should need dog insurance,
particularly as we all think our own dogs are little angels but anything
can happen even with the best of us.

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It is our duty to keep our dogs well fenced and away from possible danger
where they might attack or bite a child or the postie but these things
happen.

Maybe a child has just been annoying your dog and it decided to give the
child a small nip, completely out of character of course but these things
do happen.

Or your dog might get a little over excited when you take it for a walk
in a crowded park.

Many of the more intelligent breeds of dogs that I mentioned in previous
newsletter are very protective of their property and owners and it is not
uncommon for these dogs to take a nip at someone.

It is up to you to decide whether your dog is a potential risk but if it
is, dog insurance might just be what you need to save a whole lot of
money in legal expenses.

There are several options that you can take and it is always best to get
quotes before deciding which insurance company to use, but you can expect
to pay a higher premium for certain dog breeds that are more potential
for risk of a dog attack.

If you have a dog that falls into these categories then it might be wise
to consider dog insurance before it's too late.

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Hey {!name},
Dog Quote: I know that dogs are pack animals, but it is difficult to
imagine a pack of standard poodles...and if there was such a thing as a
pack of standard poodles, where would they rove to? Bloomingdale's?
....Yvonne Clifford

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Is your dog getting depressed?

It is not uncommon for dogs to get depressed.
They can become bored very easily and when they are bored for extended
periods of time this can lead to depression.

The more intelligent the dog the more likely it is to get depressed as
they need more stimulation in the form of work or activities that can
keep their mind active.

This is one of the reasons why dog training is so important, because a
dog that is trained well will get a lot more out of life by pleasing it's
owner and it will also have a leader that is can look to for security and
confidence.

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Often the weather in the area we live can be the biggest problem when
trying to keep a dog active with the colder winter months and shorter
daylight hours making it difficult to exercise the dog.

There are alternatives for dogs just as there are for humans in these
conditions and many people are unaware that it is possible to get a dog
treadmill for their dog so they can still be exercised no matter what the
conditions outside are like.

This can also be ideal for people who live in apartments or those who are
unable to take their dog out for a walk at night due to reasons of
safety.

For the convenience of ensuring that your dog remains fit and healthy and
doesn't become depressed and need medication, a dog treadmill might just
be the answer that you are looking for.

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Subject: {!name} - Dog Allergies

Hey {!name},

Here's Today's Joke: What did the Dalmatian say when he had finished his
meal?
That hit the spots.

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Just like their owners, dogs can suffer from allergies too.

Some of these allergies can be related to the foods that they eat where
some of the cheaper brands of dog food have coloring and preservatives
that can cause allergic reactions.

If this is the case then it is a process of eliminating those foods that
have the ingredients that cause the reactions.

This is not always as easy as it might seem as it can take quite some
time to find which particular ingredient is the culprit.
By buying the better premium quality dog foods you are less likely to
have these problems or alternatively if you only feed your dog fresh meat
and some vegetables rather than processed foods that should help.

Most of the cheap dog foods use grain products as a filler and these are
often the cause of the dog's problems.

These food allergies can result in your dog scratching their skin, which
can also cause more problems with infections.

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Just as we would be very uncomfortable with an allergy that makes us
constantly want to itch our skin, allergies can make a dogs life
miserable.

Aside from the allergies affecting skin sensitivities your dog could also
develop coughing, discharge from the nose and eyes, hair loss and
breathing problems.

There are many more symptoms that can arise and these are just a few.

If you notice any changes in your dog when they have a change in diet
then it will pay to take a note of the ingredients of that product to see
what is in it that could be making your dog feel unwell.

Dogs can also get allergies from dust mites just as humans would and it
is always necessary to ensure that your dog lives in a clean environment
even if they are an outdoor pet by regularly cleaning their cage or
kennel.

Fleas are another concern for dogs and   they can lead to excessive
licking, particularly around the tail,   which can ultimately lead to hair
loss and sores.
It is very easy for your vet to see if   your dog has fleas if you are
unable to do so yourself and there are   simple solutions to eliminate
fleas.

Dogs can also get varying skin diseases and some breeds are more
susceptible than others.
There are many good lotions and antibiotic pills that can be administered
by your vet to control this and the sooner you get these problems seen to
the better as they can lead to more intensive skin problems if left
unattended.

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Subject: {!name} - Online Pet Store for Convenience

Hey {!name},

Here's Today's Joke: Why is it called a litter of puppies?
Because they make such a mess.

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We all seem to have less and less time to do the things that we want
these days.

Fortunately due to the convenience of the Internet we don't need to
forget our best friend simply because we haven't got the time to get to
the local pet shop for toys and supplies that will keep our dogs happy
and healthy.

Some of the biggest distributors of dog supplies sell their wares on the
Internet, which is great for busy people like us.
Add to that the fact that more often than not the goods we are buying are
cheaper than we would ever pay at the local pet shop and we're winning on
both counts.

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And it gets even better with the goods getting delivered to our door,
generally overnight so we don't even have to wait long to get our
purchases.

The big online pet stores have all the latest items and the best dog
foods and you can browse online and find out all the information you need
before buying.

Best of all, you can do it 24 hours a day at your own convenience and
when you have a spare moment to place your orders.

Shopping online is both safe and convenient and there are money savings
by buying online that can't be gained by shopping at the malls.

This is especially good for people who live in areas where there are no
suitable pet stores nearby, as door-to-door delivery will ensure you get
the goods on time all the time without even having to leave the house.

If you are hesitant to make your first purchase online, just try buying
something small to see how easy it is to order, but remember that there
are often discounts for bigger purchases and some online stores offer
free freight if you buy more than a specified amount from them.

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Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the
sky.
....Old Proverb

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Clicker training is a technique that is highly successful for training
dogs.

The trainer uses a simple clicker that can be purchased from most pet
stores and the dog is trained to respond to the sound of the clicker.

The dog will quickly learn that the sound of the clicker is followed by a
reward and they will respond to commands when the clicker is used knowing
that a reward is to follow.

It is a great technique for home training of dogs as it is a simple
technique that the owner can use to get fast results.

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Some other dog training techniques can be a little difficult to master
and unless the trainer has a good understanding of the training process
it can become quite frustrating when the results don't come as fast as
expected.

Clicker training generally gets results relatively fast and the owner and
the dog can have a lot of fun during the training with both parties
getting what they want out of the training sessions.
Clicker training leaves the dog with no doubt what it needs to do to get
the reward.

Clicker training doesn't involve any forms of punishment if the dog
doesn't do as it is told, because it will know that it will not get the
reward.
Punishment training can lead to confusion where the dog does not know
what it has done wrong and this confusion can lead to an unhappy dog.

There is no such problem with Clicker training.
It is actually a form of positive reinforcement for the dog and this will
help it bond and build a better relationship with it's owner.

Dogs have also been shown to learn a lot faster when positive
reinforcement is used rather than any form of punishment.

It is much better to let them know when they have done something well
rather than bad and this process can also be used to eliminate bad
behavior.

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Subject: {!name} - Dog training is all about building relationships

Hey {!name},

Here's Today's Joke: How do you stop a dog smelling?
Cover its nose.

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Dog training is all about building relationships.

Good dog training is all about building positive relationships where the
dog has respect for it's owner and also where the dog realizes that the
owner is the master and leader of the pack.

If the owner assumes the position of the leader of the pack and the dog
knows and respects that position then it will feel more secure and be a
happier pet.

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Under no circumstances should the dog be fearful of it's master and that
is why most current methods of dog training focus on the positive aspects
of the dogs actions and reward it for the good actions that it takes
rather than punishing it for anything that it does wrong.

A well trained dog that respects it's master will always want to please,
and that leads to a better-behaved dog both at home and when socializing
with other dogs and people.

These positive training techniques are also great at retraining dogs that
have consistently done something wrong, as they will quickly learn that
the rewards for good actions are far greater than the attention they are
seeking from their negative actions.

Even older dogs can be trained quite well by using these methods so a dog
is certainly never too old to learn new tricks.

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Subject: {!name} - Cost Efficient High Quality Dog Food

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has
to choose a relative.
....Mordecai Siegal

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In an earlier newsletter I talked about allergies and how many of these
are related to the food that your dog eats.

This is due to all the filler, colors and preservatives that the dog food
manufacturers put into the processed dog foods that are sold through the
stores.
There is a solution if you have a dog that has food allergies and it is
not only a cost effective way to feed your dog but it can also add to the
quality of your dogs health.

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Creating your own dog food and dog treats might be the best solution for
your dog's allergies.
Even if your dog doesn't have food allergies you can often see an
improvement in the health of a dog by changing to homemade treats that
don't have all the harmful additives of the dog food you will buy over
the counter.

You will also have full control over the ingredients that you use for
your food preparation and you can eliminate any foods that you already
know your dog is allergic to.

If you are still unsure of the food that your dog might be allergic to
you can add and delete the various different foods until you eliminate
those that cause negative reactions and only use food that your dog is
comfortable eating.

While it might be difficult determining exactly what is in the dog food
that you buy from the store you will always know exactly what your dog is
eating if you prepare the food yourself.

You can create the food fresh and in the quantities that you require
rather than rely on the portions that are determined by the
manufacturers.

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Subject: {!name} - Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Hey {!name},

Here's Today's Joke: Why do dogs run around in circles?
Because its too hard to run in squares.

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It is always a lot easier to teach a puppy the right things to do when
they are young, but it is not impossible to eliminate the bad habits of
an older dog.

The first step obviously is the need to make sure the dog understands
that you are the master so you can gain it's respect and then you can
start the process of training the dog so that it no longer performs the
unwanted actions.

It is important to address only one thing at a time and not try to change
the way your dog responds to different things all at once.

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The way you will get an old dog to change is to show it that there is a
better outcome from the new behavior pattern than the old one.

This is easiest to do if the dog learns that it will get a reward for
making any behavioral changes.

The clicker technique works well with old dogs and is not something that
is restricted to the training of puppies alone.
Be prepared for any training to take longer than it would if you were
working with a puppy, however there are other benefits in that an older
dog will generally have a longer attention span than a puppy and if you
have had the dog for many years they will be more likely to want to
please you.

Be assertive but always remain positive and encourage the dog to change.

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Subject: {!name} - Rewarding Your Dog

Hey {!name},
Dog Quote: My dog can bark like a Congressman, fetch like an aide, beg
like a press secretary, and play dead like a receptionist when the phone
rings.
....US Congressman Gerold Solomon

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Rewarding your dog is probably the single most important aspect of good
training.

It is a well-known fact that reward training is the fastest way to get a
dog to change their behavior and rewards in the form of positive
reinforcement are the fastest way to get the desired results.

Reward training also makes the whole process more fun for the owner and
the dog.
It becomes a bit of a game and helps to reduce any boredom and keep both
the dog and the owner motivated.

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It is also a good idea to finish each training session with a time for
play so the dog associates the learning with fun times and is more
excited about these sessions in the future.

Many people also like to have a little time before the training sessions
for fun too, but that really depends on the personality of your dog as
some can get overly excited and this can make the training sessions
harder to control.

It is not often that you will find people promoting the use of
'reprimand' training these days as this is quite a dated technique and
has been proven to be less effective than the newer positive action
training techniques.

Dogs will quickly become discouraged by this type of training and they
can also get confused when they are unsure what they have been doing
wrong.

It is far better to focus on more positive actions that are used to
replace those areas of the dog's behavior that are causing problems.

There are certain circumstances where the dog is aware of doing something
wrong and in these instances where they will know why they are being
reprimanded it is certainly suitable to do so, but once they have been
reprimanded it is time to move on quickly and get back to the positive
aspects of training.

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Subject: {!name} - Dogs Love Crates

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: There are three faithful friends....an old wife, an old dog
and ready money.
....Ben Franklin.

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Many people are under the false impression that you can only crate train
puppies and they refrain from crate training older dogs as they think it
is too difficult.
There are also many people who think crate training is inhumane but done
correctly this couldn't be further from the truth.

The dogs crate should never be used as a place to be sent when punished.
When dogs have been crate trained correctly they actually enjoy the
security of having their own place to stay.

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Even at times when they are not expected to stay in the crate the dog
will find comfort in it's own area of the home.

Provided the crate is in a sheltered place and there is fresh water
available they will be completely happy to have their own home.

Dogs often get possessive of their crate and other members of the family,
children in particular, need to understand that this is the dogs special
area that they must respect.

The crate should always be kept clean and where possible the dog should
have a favorite rug or blanket to sleep on in the crate.

The crate should always be made accessible for the dog with the door open
when they aren't required to stay in the crate so they can feel free to
come and go as they like and stay in the crate if they feel like resting
at times other than those destined for the crate door to be closed.

Older dogs can find the crate a very secure place as they become less
confident with themselves when getting older.
If an older dog does have a mishap and urinate or soil their crate it is
very important that it is cleaned immediately so they will continue to
enjoy their space.

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Subject: {!name} - Collar and Lead

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: When there is an old maid in the house, a watchdog is
unnecessary.
....Honore de Balzac

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It is important that every dog learns to feel comfortable with a collar
and lead, as this will be required when taking the dog to public places.

Walking your dog with a collar and lead is a basic and important skill
otherwise you will be one of those people where the dog takes them for a
walk and they are forever straining to hold the dog back from running
away.

The bigger the dog, the bigger the problem.

Even if   your dog is extremely well trained it is unwise to take it out
without   a collar and lead as accidents can happen.
The dog   might get scared from unexpected noise or another dog might
attract   its attention and it could run off.

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If the dog is in new surroundings it could also get spooked by new noises
and run off without thinking.
Having a collar with good identification will help you to locate your dog
should it ever go missing so this is an important safety factor that we
all hope we never have to rely on.

You must always choose a collar that your dog will feel comfortable with
as it will be wearing it a lot of the time and you can't even start leash
training until your dog has become accustomed to the collar.

On puppies it is not unusual for them to try to remove the collar when
they first start wearing it.
It is best to simply ignore your puppy and they will soon get used to
wearing it.
You can help by distracting it with toys or playing with it so it forgets
that it is even wearing a collar.

Once your dog has accepted wearing the collar you can begin leash
training.

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Subject: {!name} - Junk Foods for Dogs

Hey {!name},

Here's Today's Joke: What is a dog's favorite dinner?
Anything that is on your plate.

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There has been a marked deterioration in the general health of dogs since
the introduction of processed dog foods.

Many of these foods offer very little nutritional value but it is their
convenience and the fact that they have added flavors that ensure our
pets get delight in eating them that have increased the sales and
popularity of this food.

Just as we might like to eat foods that contain sugar, which is
detrimental to our health, our dogs also like to eat these low value
foods because they taste so good.

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Most of the popular dog foods use by-products and are actually worse to
feed our dogs than the scraps from our meal tables.

But therein lies another problem with many of the foods that we eat,
unsuitable for dog consumption.
Some foods, as discussed in previous newsletters can actually be toxic to
dogs so we are faced with the dilemma of knowing what is the best food to
feed our pets.

The best solution that many people are finding is to prepare their own
dog food using only those ingredients that will enhance the health of the
dog.

There are several excellent books that teach you how to prepare your own
dog food that will be nutritious and also cost effective.

Dogs find these foods tasty and they don't need the added sodium,
preservatives and coloring to enhance the look and taste of the food.

It is well worth looking at this method to ensure your dog gets the
optimum health from their food.

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Subject: {!name} - Does Your Dog Eat Too Much?

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does
this....no dog exchanges bones with another.
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How much food does your dog really need?
Along with the general population of people, dogs are also suffering from
obesity from eating the wrong food and eating too much food.

It is relatively easy to control the amount of food your dog is eating
and it is essential that you gauge its weight on a regular basis to
ensure that it doesn't get obese.

Dogs can suffer from many different ailments due to obesity including
diabetes.
There are an increasing number of dogs suffering from this disease and in
most cases this could have been avoided through the correct nutrition and
monitoring the amount of food the dog has been eating.

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Having a dog with diabetes will necessitate the injection of insulin or
in some cases taking of pills to assist in the maintenance of the correct
sugar levels in their blood.

Obviously this involves additional expense and inconvenience and there is
also a danger that should the insulin level be incorrect your pet could
die.

It makes sense then that your dog should only eat what is good for it and
in quantities that won't result in it developing health problems later in
life.

Working dogs will need more food for the energy that they will expend in
the course of the day but a dog that lays around the house all day and
doesn't get any exercise will not need to eat the same portions of food.

You should weigh your dog on a regular basis and see whether it is
gaining or losing weight and adjust the amount of food it is eating
accordingly.

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Subject: {!name} - Dog Ailments

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: Ladies and gentlemen are permitted to have friends in the
kennel but not in the kitchen.
....George Bernard Shaw

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Dogs can suffer from similar ailments that we get as we age, including
arthritis and pain in the joints.

Some breeds of dogs are more prone than others to getting certain
ailments and you need to be aware of the possible problems that your
particular breed of dog might get as it grows older.

By giving your dog a warm place to lie when it sleeps you might be able
to ward off arthritic pain.
By keeping the body weight down to acceptable levels for dogs that are
prone to overeating and weight gain might stop your dog from developing
other symptoms that can affect the quality of life.

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It is far better to control things that can affect the dogs health during
the course of their life than to make them, and you, pay for ill health
as they age.
According to many dog experts our pets should be living for a lot longer
than the current life expectancies that we have come to accept.

With good medication we can expect to enjoy more years with our dogs but
it is just as easy to add many quality years to their life by ensuring
that they get the optimum nutrition and suitable living standards during
the course of their life.

Most dogs are very hardy but even they will benefit from additional
comforts and care.

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Subject: {!name} - Online Pet Product Sales

Hey {!name},

Here's Today's Joke: What kind of dog can you eat?
A hot dog.

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Every year billions of dollars are spent on dog food and veterinary care.

It is a huge market and the people who are selling goods in this market
are constantly trying to offer better products at better prices.

This is great for dog lovers like us as we benefit from the competition.
The Internet has added to that competition to deliver the best dog
products as more and more online pet stores compete for our dollars.

With reduced overheads and the ability to source a bigger range of
products in recent years, there has been a big increase in online sales
of pet products.

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Some of the biggest online pet stores offer prices that the local pet
stores just can't compete with any longer and they all offer the best
guarantees and returns for products that you might not be satisfied with.
Along with this they have regular overnight deliveries throughout the
country and they can even deliver worldwide.

It is always good to check the prices of the online pet stores and
compare with what you might be paying elsewhere as you can save quite a
lot of money by doing so.

While it is essential that you have a good relationship with your local
veterinarian and they know the history and health of your dog, items such
as dog toys are generally better to purchase from the Internet and there
are also many people who will buy all their dog vitamins and food via the
Internet due to the savings that they are able to achieve.

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Subject: {!name} - Boost Your Dogs Intelligence with Toys

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: The great pleasure of a dog is that you make a fool of
yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, he will make a fool
of himself too.
....Samuel Butler

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There are many benefits in giving your dog the right toys to play with.

While most people think that dog toys are only to relieve boredom this is
not the only use for these toys.

Sure dog toys are excellent for relieving boredom and are especially good
where you might have to leave your dog on it's own for periods of time,
but there are other reasons why you should consider buying your dog toys.

Some dog toys are designed to boost their intelligence where they will
only get a reward after they have performed certain tasks.
These toys are a very effective method of training.

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Other toys help a dog to know what they can chew and in doing so you can
save yourself a lot of expense by not having to replace expensive items
throughout the house that can be destroyed at the teeth of your pet.

There are chewing toys that will help your dog strengthen and keep their
teeth clean and there are toys that will help teach your dog with
retrieval training.

You really need to decide what you want the toys for before buying and
also to determine what the personality of your dog is before you can get
the right toys for it.

Some toys are designed to last for a short period of time when they will
be replaced by new ones, and these are often the chewing variety.

Some toys of the chewing variety are flavored so you will need to check
first to see what ingredients they have used for the flavoring or you
might be buying a toy that your dog is allergic to.
These toys with flavoring often have preservatives in them so beware.

With such a wide variety of toys available on the market these days there
is certain to be something that your dog will enjoy and make their life
all the more happy.

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Subject: {!name} - Toys Keep Your Dog Entertained

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.
....Margot Kaufman

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Food cubes are great toys to buy for almost any dog as they make the dog
think before they can be rewarded with the food.

This can keep a dog entertained for a long time and is a good remedy for
a dog that gets bored while you are away.

By solving a puzzle the dog will be able to get the food treat and dogs
are usually very determined when they know that there will be a food
reward for them if they can sort out the puzzle.

Other types of puzzle toys are the biscuit balls, which are equally good
at keeping a bored dog entertained.

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If you are going to be away from home then it is worthwhile looking at
buying some of these to keep your dog happy as they pass the hours until
you return.

Other good toys that don't require a puzzle for the reward are the doggie
potato chips.
These come in a wide variety of styles from pig's ears to hooves and they
can last for a couple of days.
They are also excellent for the dog that needs to be left alone while you
are at work all day, as they will keep them entertained.
There are various different options for the dog that likes to chew and
most of these are non-consumable items that your dog can chew on for
hours.
As they get older you can simply throw them away and replace them with
another new one, as they are relatively inexpensive.

Fortunately most of these toys are cheap so you can test and try them
until you find one that your dog will remain contented with.

It's a great way to stop your dog from getting into trouble while you are
away and also to help stop them whining and barking if they are missing
you.

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Subject: {!name} - Be Aware of Changes

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend.
....Corey Ford

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One of the best things you can do for your dog besides regular exercise,
good food, water and shelter, is to be aware of any changes that it might
exhibit in all aspects of it's life.
Particularly as dogs get older they might seem like they are just not
interested in exercise any longer but this might be due to the fact that
they are suffering from pain of some form or another.

Many older dogs suffer from arthritis and this can be very painful.
There are all sorts of remedies that can help your dog from natural
remedies to ones that your local vet might prescribe.

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Our beloved pets cannot talk to us and they can only hope that we are
aware of their conditions by knowing what they are usually like and
noticing any behavioral changes.

Even if a normally quiet dog starts whining or barking more often they
might be trying to give you a signal that something is not quite right in
their life.

A regular checkup at the Vet is a good solution to ensure that your dog
is always in optimal health and that includes their mental state.

Older dogs can become depressed because they are no longer getting the
required stimulation mentally and a depressed dog will suffer just as a
human can do in similar circumstances.

If your dog starts to eat more or less food than normal this could be
another sign that there is a problem and also if they gain or lose weight
they could be suffering from some health problems.

Always be aware of their behavior and it will ensure that your dog has a
happy and long life.

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Subject: {!name} - Dogs love to socialize too

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: The more I see of the depressing stature of people; the more I
admire my dogs.
....Alphonse de Lamartine

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Dogs love to socialize and taking your pet to places that they have never
been before is a great adventure that will help stimulate them both
mentally and physically.

When they interact with other dogs and people they develop more social
skills and will generally become better pets.
This is of course assuming that your dog has had some form of training
and you are able to keep them under control in these situations.

If your dog has had some training and you let them socialize with other
dogs while maintaining your control over them this often assists in
taking their manageability to higher levels where you can take them more
places without the fear of mishaps.

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A dog that is well trained and gets sufficient social interaction with
others is less likely to become bored and want to escape and roam the
neighborhood.

It's all part of good ownership and a good relationship to allow your dog
to experience as many situations as possible in their life with you in
attendance.

They can certainly be a man's, or woman's best friend provided we treat
them in a similar manner and treasure them as one of the family.

Dogs can add so much fun and entertainment to our lives and they don't
ask for much in return other than food water and a place to sleep.

If only life was that simple with people what a wonderful life we would
all have.

The simple things in life, like our pets, are always those things that
bring the most pleasure at the end of the day.

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Subject: {!name} - Your dog's behavior is a reflection of you

Hey {!name},

Dog Quote: Man is a dogs ideal of what God should be.
....Holbrook Jackson

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A dog is as good as its owner has taught it.

Family friends of mine have a German Shepherd and as they are an elderly
couple they weren't quite so inclined to train their dog when it was
young.

After a while of disobedience they decided to take this dog to a dog
training school but as would be expected from a dog that has never had
any training from a puppy the dog didn't like the training school.

The easy solution was to discontinue the training and hope for the best.
Unfortunately the best will never come from a dog that has not been
trained and will not respond to any of their requests.

They were disappointed with their pet and assumed that it was because it
had a poor personality.

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Little did they know that having spent some time on this dog when it was
a puppy would have given them a pet that they would have enjoyed a whole
lot more and they would have had an obedient dog that they would have
been happy to take anywhere without fear of it running away and causing
trouble.
German Shepherds are intelligent dogs and this dog has been quite bored
for most of it's life as it hasn't got any purpose in life and will not
listen to any commands.

After seeing the dog become somewhat depressed I started to retrain it to
improve the life of both the dog and it's owners.

Progress has been very rapid as the dog is happy it has some new
challenges and loves the attention and rewards that it gets on a regular
basis now.

It is a lot more sociable and is easier to manage when out in public.

The owners are a lot happier and so is the dog.
It just seems a shame that they didn't persevere so much earlier in the
dog's life and they all would have enjoyed many more years of fun and
entertainment.

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Subject: {!name} - There are Times when You Will Need to be Apart

Hey {!name},

Here's Today's Joke: Why did the Eskimo call his dog Frost?
Because Frost bites.

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Unless you have no intention of ever being apart from your dog, then it
is a wise decision to train it to be happy while you have periods apart.

As we have our pets for many years there will generally be times when
there is no alternative but to leave your dog alone or with someone else.

The sooner they become accustomed to staying on their own as puppies the
easier it will be for both you and your dog.

It is a lot harder to leave an older dog on it's own if you have never
been apart since it was a puppy.

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Dogs can get separation anxiety quite easily as they cannot be told when
we will be back if ever and they will assume that you have left them and
are not coming back.

By training them when they are young they will accept that you will be
gone for while and will remain happy knowing that you will be coming back
at some time.

I know people who have failed to do this and they have the burden of
never being able to leave their dog alone with anyone else.

This can make certain situations very difficult and I have seen these
people take their dog to a wedding and a funeral and having to check
constantly throughout proceedings to see that their dog is happy in their
vehicle while they are gone for very short periods of time.

This is unfair on the animal as there can be times when it is not
possible for you to be with your dog, in the case of a hospital emergency
as an example.
If the dog is trained to accept these times away it won't be a big deal
but a dog who has never been apart from it's owner could be devastated by
this time away.
It is in your dogs best interests to get used to time apart so if you
haven't done so already, start a plan to help it cope as soon as
possible.

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