Sizing Dog Crates: Getting the Best Fit for Canines

How to Properly Size a Dog Kennel For Your New DogMany dog owners have a crate for their pets. Crates can be used to keep pets safe while home alone or as a handy way to port them to vet visits or while traveling. While dog cages come in many sizes and materials with some of them bordering on being fashionable, most crate options are crafted from wire, plastic, and metal combinations.

While it might seem to be a no-brainer to give dogs as much free space in their crates as possible, this is actually a rather bad idea—predominantly for safety reasons. Those using crating for house training are likely to find that an oversized cage gives canines a place to use the bathroom and still go lie down, which negates the idea of training.

With this in mind, let’s dig into how to choose a dog crate that is just the right size to ensure safety and promote success with training goals.

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How to Introduce Pets Together: Don’t Let Your Pets Hate Each Other

How to Introduce Your New Pets TogetherHave you ever had things go disastrously wrong when introducing a new dog to an existing one in the household?

You can never know how your beloved dog or cat is going to react when introduced to another animal. No matter how well you know your pet’s personality, they may still have the capacity to surprise you. An introduction to a strange animal is the most likely occasion for upsets to happen.

Bringing a new dog or cat into the family is a joyful time for the human members of the household, but it can be extremely stressful for the animal members of the family. Understanding how to facilitate introductions of your pets can bring happiness to everyone. Not paying attention to animal etiquette can create a traumatic situation for pets and people alike.

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What is Dog Clicker Training and How Can it Help Your Dog?

Clicker Training 101: How to Train Your Dog to Auditory CuesClicker training can be viewed as a positive reinforcement tool for dog training with the added benefit of a clicker. The techniques are based on the science of animal learning, which says that rewarded behaviors are more likely to be repeated in the future. Opposed to punishing your dog for doing wrong, which causes us to take their good behavior for granted, the click praises your dog for doing right. Turning the tables on the most traditional way of dog training, I think it is genius.

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How Muzzles Can Actually Help Your Dogs: 7 Benefits of Using a Muzzle

7 Reasons to Muzzle Your DogMuzzles are useful but misunderstood tools for training the dog you love, whether it’s training them to do tricks or training dogs not to jump. A dog in a muzzle is not necessarily a mean dog. A dog in a muzzle is not necessarily a dog who bites. But every dog in a muzzle has humans who care enough to make sure even accidental bites just don’t happen.

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Dog Urine on Your Carpet? Don’t Panic: Follow These 3 Steps

Dog Urine on Your Carpet? Don't PanicYou come home to your furry friend waiting for you at the door. But as you kick off your shoes and walk around at home, suddenly you step in a sizable wet spot on your carpet. You didn’t spill a drink, and your canine friend suddenly seems to drop his tail and shy away from you. He had an accident and peed inside. Now the problem is that the urine soaked in, and it’s going to start to smell in a few hours. What should you do?

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