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Dog training tools: necessary or inhumane?

A well-trained dog is better behaved, listens to commands, and is less likely to act out. But training isn’t always easy. Some dogs are intelligent and desperate to please their master, picking up training quickly and easily. Others are stubborn, headstrong, and can take several months to master even a basic command.

Many owners turn to dog training tools as an aid to training. Devices as simple as clickers and target sticks can support good training techniques, but items like prong collars court controversy, considered inhumane by opponents but essential by proponents. So, are training tools necessary or inhumane?

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Why your dog should wear a jacket this winter

Dogs are some of the pets that have formed the closest bonds with their owners. In a process known as domestication, dogs became used to a comfortable lifestyle co-existing with humans, and thus have lost many of their natural coping mechanisms for harsh weather conditions, such as winter.

Winter jackets for dogs are some of the effective ways to help your dog resist the associated conditions with extreme cold such as hypothermia and frost bite. This article discusses further on why your dog should wear a jacket this winter:

1. Age

Similar to humans, dog health deteriorates with age. Older …

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CBD oils for dogs: here’s what you should know

CBD oil continues to grow in popularity because of its promising beneficial properties such as pain reliever, antidepressant-like and anxiolytic-like effects, and anti-seizure and anti-epileptiform effects.

You may be wondering if you can use CBD oil on your dogs, too, and have the same results. The good news is yes! Canines have the same endocannabinoid system that is commonly found in human beings. It means you can use it on your pooch as well. Read on to learn some key information about CBD oil and how to use it.

Where does it come from?

CBD oil comes from the cannabis …

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