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What is Toxic to Dogs?

You probably have seen lists of products, vegetables, fruits, nuts or medications that are toxic to dogs. It’s certainly good to know what is safe for your dog to eat but what is usually missing is the quantity at which consumption is truly dangerous.
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Rattlesnake Season is Here

With the arrival of spring, we love to be outdoors and take our pets with us to explore and enjoy the beauties of nature. Trails and parks abound in Southern California and offer a wide array of different habitats, from low deserts to high Alpine forests.
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Don’t Walk Your Dog! Ever!

We are really unfair to our dogs in many ways. We often don’t respect them or treat them fairly. We don’t teach them well enough to understand a command but expect them to master it regardless. We even get mad at them when they don’t get it. How is that fair?
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My Thoughts on Spaying and Neutering in 2018

My thoughts on spaying and neutering have changed over the years. I used to advocate to spay and neuter dogs before they reached sexual maturity—between six and eight months of age—for behavioral reasons mostly. Not letting your dog’s hormones go wild does have some behavioral benefit ...
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What’s in a Dog?

How dog trainers view dogs has changed over time and so has our approach to dog training. Dog training used to be very harsh—today, it's much kinder. Some even argued that dogs don't have emotions—these days we know better.

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