A Tip for Cooling Down Your Dog

Stores that sell clothing for construction and roadway workers also often sell cooling bandanas or fabric neckbands filled with water-absorbing crystals. Next time you buy one for yourself, either for work or just to get you through the summer days, buy one for your dog.

Soak it and then tie it gently around the neck of a large dog or wrap and tie it around the back and chest of a small dog just behind the front legs. Now and then, refresh it with your water bottle and the two of you should be good to go on a hot day.

What It Means When Your Dog Sniffs Down There

Some dogs are so affectionate that they’re not content with licking your face. They also want to share your more private smells which can prove embarrassing for you or an unsuspecting visitor.

Men and women alike are victims of this socially awkward behavior. Dogs do this out of a natural instinct to learn about this person (in the same way they sniff each others behinds) and out of habit. Keep in mind that dogs have a very strong sense of smell so they can learn a lot about a person through sniffing.

This strong sense of smell also leads to another reason canines might sniff that private area – because some dogs can actually sense prostrate cancer. They can detect a problem just sniffing people but, according to a recent study, can actually pick up the scent of chemicals associated with early prostrate cancer in urine.

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Atta Boy! Be Your Dog’s Personal Cheerleader

The very moment that a dog starts to respond to “come,” you want to verbally celebrate his response – and to use verbal encouragement all the way back to you from wherever he was and whatever he was doing.

Then when he reaches you, make a big fuss over him. If you don’t make the payoff pleasurable for the dog, then why would he give up independence and another activity to return to you?

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What’s the Rush? Clip One Nail at a Time

If your dog gets nervous when getting her toenails cut, then do one nail at a time. Keep the snip just on the tip and give a very good treat afterward. If the dog really gets nervous, don’t do the next nail immediately – spread it out over a few days with tasty treats for each nail cut.

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Dogs Have to be Monitored When Swimming

There are several ways dogs can get into trouble in the water, just like people. Exhaustion, muscle cramps, panic, swallowing water and hypothermia are all dangers. Inability to find the steps in a pool, or suddenly encountering a rip tide in the sea can also be life-threatening. So, if you take your dog swimming, please keep an eye on him.

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