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Dog Hide and Seek for Newbies

Dogs are born knowing how to play hide-and-seek, but they do have all the basic instincts for it! Show your dog the rules and you both can have a fun romp, indoors More »

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Hiding Tips for Hide and Seek with your Dog!

As my friend, Mike has said, adults are not always inventive with hiding. Children are creative and fit in more places, so if a kid is available, enlist him or her! But, More »

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Playing Ball – Gently – for Dogs with Joint Problems

When the cold weather starts,  for many of us walking the dog stops. And that perfectly reasonable. But it doesn’t mean the exercise should stop! I’ve had several comments and from talking More »

Too cold to walk the dog?

How Cold is Too Cold to Walk the Dog?

A general rule of thumb is if it is too cold for you, it’s too cold for the dog. But make sure you looking at weather fairly. “Don’t want to” and “too More »

Winter clothes for dogs

Winter Dog Coats, Sweaters and Jackets

Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean that you should stay in. But if you think the cold might chill your dog, a winter dog coat or sweater may be enough to make More »

Why Teach Your Dog To Play Hide-and-Seek

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Dogs enjoy hide-and-seek as much as people do. And while it is fun, this game also has practical purposes.

Dog Hide and Seek for Newbies

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Dogs are born knowing how to play hide-and-seek, but they do have all the basic instincts for it!

Show your dog the rules and you both can have a fun romp, indoors or out.

Hiding Tips for Hide and Seek with your Dog!

Dog-Playing-Hide-Seek

As my friend, Mike has said, adults are not always inventive with hiding. Children are creative and fit in more places, so if a kid is available, enlist him or her! But, whether it’s you or the children hiding, be on the lookout for new hiding places in your home. Remember, your dog uses his or her nose more than any other sense when looking for you!

  • in closets, under a pile of clothes in the closet

Playing Ball – Gently – for Dogs with Joint Problems

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When the cold weather starts,  for many of us walking the dog stops.

And that perfectly reasonable. But it doesn’t mean the exercise should stop!

I’ve had several comments and from talking to many dog trainers, getting your dog enough exercise in the winter can be a challenge. That’s why I wanted to take time to talk about that here.

 

How Cold is Too Cold to Walk the Dog?

Too cold to walk the dog?

A general rule of thumb is if it is too cold for you, it’s too cold for the dog. But make sure you looking at weather fairly. “Don’t want to” and “too cold” can be two different things. It is important for your dog get some physical activity even in the winter.

Exercise and the Mixed Breed Dog

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exercise mixed breed dogYou may see several articles here about exercises and games that indulge the natural tendencies of particular dog breeds, but what about mixed breeds?  What if you don’t know exactly what breed or breeds your dog is? Don’t despair–you have another approach to take to dog exercise.

Holiday Dog Fitness

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Day after Thanksgiving, some of my cousins and my neighbors were sitting around my den watching movies and noshing on awesome leftovers from the day before. My dog Bronx, casually strides in the room and for our entertainment proceeds to throw up all over the floor (beige carpets don’tcha know).

I could be upset (beige carpet!), but I stay composed as I dash for paper towels, and look beyond the event. On reflection there are two things I came away with (and unfortunately hardwood floors in not an option right now).

(originally published in Dec 2007)

Exercise and the Beauceron

exercise and beauceronThe Beauceron was developed in North France starting somewhere in the late 1500’s to guard and help herd sheep. It is actually a cousin of the Briard, another livestock guardian dog.