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I Inherited a Sled Dog Team | INDIE ALASKA Dog Care 

I Inherited a Sled Dog Team | INDIE ALASKA

I remember getting phone calls almost every day. Emergencies. My father was in a panic. It was 30 below zero, and he didn’t have any power, and his car battery wouldn’t start. And if his car didn’t start, then he couldn’t drive to town to get water for the dogs. The situation turned from a real romantic dream into a real harsh Alaskan reality, for my father, very fast. And he came out to Alaska to try to run the Serum Run, which is basically like a thousand miles by…

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Tips on Pet Care and Vacation Sitting : Choosing a Pet Sitter for While You Are Away Dog Care 

Tips on Pet Care and Vacation Sitting : Choosing a Pet Sitter for While You Are Away

Hi! This is Beverly for Expert Village. In this clip, we are going to be talking about how to choose a pet sitter. The most important thing when you are choosing a pet sitter is to find someone that both you and your pet are comfortable with. This person is going to be your best friend’s caregiver while you are gone and they will be coming in and out of your house so make sure you have a good feeling about this person and their ability to take care of…

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Dog Care Tips : How to Treat Dog Mange Dog Care 

Dog Care Tips : How to Treat Dog Mange

Let’s talk about how to treat mange in dogs. The first thing to know about mange, is what it is, and there are two types. Mange is actually a mite. It’s a small little mite, that lives in the skin. There are two types that we generally see, demodectic mange, or demodex mange, versus sarcoptic mange, or scabies. Demodectic mange, most dogs have it normally anyway. They get it from their mothers, right after birth. It’s a little mange that usually, or a mite that doesn’t cause many problems. It…

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Teach Your Dog to Take a Bow, Part 2 | Dog Tricks Dog Training 

Teach Your Dog to Take a Bow, Part 2 | Dog Tricks

They’re going to have to pay attention to what you’re clicking and rewarding. Yes. I’m getting a little duration on that, too. Notice, that I am not feeding him out of my hand, because I don’t want him coming right back up to me. I want to get a little duration. I’m going to wait that out. Yes. So your job as your dog’s trainer is to have really good observational skills. You want to really look at what your dog is doing, have really good timing skills, and that…

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Dog Care Tips : How to Determine if Your Dog Is Overweight Dog Care 

Dog Care Tips : How to Determine if Your Dog Is Overweight

Let’s discuss how to tell if your dog has an obesity problem. Obesity is a very common problem in dogs, especially as they get older, and that can lead to more problems such as back and joint issues. The easiest way to tell is to feel over the ribs. On both sides, you should be able to feel each rib ridge and if there’s fat over top of those ribs, you’re not going to be able to feel them. On fluffier dogs like this one, it’s harder to tell If…

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How to Bag Train & Travel | Dog Training Dog Training 

How to Bag Train & Travel | Dog Training

One of the greatest things about having a small dog is that you can take them almost anywhere and include them in your travel plans,as long as you train them to relax comfortably and calmly in their travel bag.To get started,it’s always best to do with a puppy that’s very open-minded but even if your having a adult dog,there are exercises and things that you can do to get them happily enjoying their bag.First you can just have the bag kinda hanging out in your house,especially maybe were the dog…

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Dog Training : How to Train & Live With a Dominant Dog Dog Training 

Dog Training : How to Train & Live With a Dominant Dog

When you’re working with a dog you consider dominant, first be very careful that you’re using the term appropriately. Dominance in dogs is not as clear as it seems to be. Most often dogs have issues with aggression because of fear, not because they feel that they are superior to you. Dogs are well aware that you are in control of their food source, their water and their access to the outside, so generally there’s not any kind of confusion on the dog’s side of who is in control. What…

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Dog Care Tips : How to Choose Dog Treats Dog Care 

Dog Care Tips : How to Choose Dog Treats

Let’s talk about choosing dog treats. There are lots of dog treats on the market and not all are made alike. There are lots of them that have filler, and lots of preservatives, lots of salt, and so these can cause weight gain. Lots of problems associated with that, especially if they’re getting many treats per day. And so choose treats wisely. You want to use a good quality treat. There are some treats that actually are vitamin fortified which can work very well also. Essentially for lots of patients…

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Medium & Large Dog Breed Care : How to Care for a Rottweiler Dog Care 

Medium & Large Dog Breed Care : How to Care for a Rottweiler

My name is Nancy Frensley, and I’m with the Berkeley Humane Society here in Berkeley, California. I’m the training manager. And because of that training behavior background I’m always interested in how to care for a dog in terms of their behavior and their training. Now of course you always have to pay attention to having a good diet for your dog. Not a cheap diet, not one that’s too expensive but a good solid diet that really maintains muscle and health and fitness and you need to have a…

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Dog Training : How to Train a Dog to Fetch a Newspaper Dog Training 

Dog Training : How to Train a Dog to Fetch a Newspaper

Teaching your dog to retrieve the newspaper will be made much easier by having a dog who already knows how to retrieve and who also knows how to target something, so you can very easily teach your dog that this is the item, the newspaper, that you want them to target, and then asking them to retrieve it for you. And the beginning of that, again if your dog is clicker trained might be to ask them to touch the newspaper and pick it up. So if we throw it…

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