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How Much Chocolate Can Kill a Dog?

While most people find the taste of chocolate irresistible, chocolate consumption happens to be very dangerous for dogs. In severe cases, chocolate ingestion can even be fatal for your canine pet. The risks associated with chocolate poisoning depend on a variety of factors. The type of chocolate, whether dark, milk, or white chocolate, is an important factor, as is the quantity of chocolate consumed and the size and body weight of the dog. In some cases, chocolate is mixed with or used to cover other ingredients that can also pose a serious health risk for your dog. This risk is
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Why is My Dog Panting and Restless?

Dogs pant and become restless for many reasons. In some cases, the behavior change can be triggered by pain, as dogs experiencing any pain or discomfort will often become agitated, restless, and pant more frequently than before the issue started. With that said, pain is not the only cause of excessive panting and restlessness. As dog parents, it is important to pick up on these cues about your dog’s health and know when to reach out for help. How Can We Help? One of the quickest and easiest ways to get to the bottom of your dog’s panting and restlessness
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How to Teach a Dog to Shake

After your dog has learned the basic commands, like sit, lay down, and stay, you can move towards more advanced tricks, like teaching your dog how to shake your hand or give a paw, as it is sometimes known, comes into play. Not only is the shake command a fun and satisfying trick, but it can also be really helpful when it comes time to clean your dog’s muddy paws or even trim nails. If you would like to teach your dog how to shake, we can help! We will start by going over some basic information, like when you
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How to Teach a Dog to Roll Over

After teaching a dog how to sit, stay, and lay down on command, the next movement most dog owners want to teach their furry friend is how to roll over. Even though it looks like a fairly complicated trick, roll over is a simple movement and command. If you are looking to teach your dog this cute and fun trick, we can help. We will explain when you should begin training your dog to roll over and go over some things you should keep in mind before you get started. From there, we will list the simple steps you can
How to Teach a Dog to Lay Down

How to Teach a Dog to Lay Down

While teaching your furry friend to lay down on command may just seem like a fun trick, it’s actually an important trained skill that can help keep your pet both calm and safe. A dog that’s laying down is far less likely to bolt and jump up, which can come in handy when you’re answering the door, sitting outside of a restaurant, or hosting guests. When to Teach the ‘Lay Down’ Command While puppies have short attention spans, they’re capable of learning basic commands like “sit,” “lay down,” and “stay,” at a very young age. Many trainers successfully teach dogs
How to Get Your Dog to Stop Barking at the Neighbours

How to Get Your Dog to Stop Barking at the Neighbors

It’s unreasonable to expect your dog to never bark. However, excessive barking, especially when it’s directed at your neighbors, can quickly become a nuisance. All of that unwanted barking can cause your neighbors to complain and create a strain in a once pleasant relationship. To help put a stop to your dog’s incessant barking, we’ll examine why they bark in the first place. We’ll also go over some of the most effective training methods you can employ to stop your dog from barking at the neighbors. Think your dog may be exhibiting signs of anxiety? Take the quiz in our
How Often Should You Walk Your Dog

How Often Should You Walk Your Dog?

Just like humans, dogs need regular exercise and fresh air. A dog’s mental and physical health will suffer without regular walks. However, the exact amount of exercise a particular dog needs will depend on a variety of factors, including their age, breed, size, and health conditions, among other factors. We’ll go over some general rules to help you understand how often you should be walking your dog, including the needs of small-, medium-, and large-sized dogs. Additionally, we’ll explain how a dog’s age can impact their exercise needs and when you should walk your dog each day. Why Do Dogs
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Your Dog Can Save the World

Be a Sustainability Superhero with your Furry Sidekick Your dog is special, unique; you may say they are one in a million! Would you believe they are one in over 90 million dogs – and that’s in the U.S. alone? All of those good boys and girls have to eat, and crafting pet food uses tons of our planet’s resources: water, livestock, and packaging. (Literally tons!) That includes dog snacks, too. Chippin dog treats has a sustainable dog treat solution. Chippin Dog Treats: Reducing the World’s Carbon Pawprint Pets consume 30% of the world’s meat. 80% of U.S. water is
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Why Does My Dog Follow Me Everywhere?

You’ve probably noticed your dog following you like a shadow from time to time. But whether this behavior is constant or occasional, there is an explanation. Here, we’ll explain why your dog may be following you and when this behavior can be a cause for concern. Are There Scientific Explanations for Why Dogs Follow Their Owners? It may seem like your dog is following you because of their fondness toward their owner, but these animals have strong pack instincts. This pack mentality can be a partial explanation, but there are other scientific reasons: Parental Imprinting Your dog could view you