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Top 7 Basic Commands Your Dog Should Know standard

Dog training is something that a lot of people do to have a well-behaved dog, but what if Drypet told you that basic commands are important for the health and safety of your dog and those he or she interacts with? While having a well-behaved dog is ideal, your top priority is probably keeping your dog safe. These seven basic commands will help you keep your dog safe in any situation. 1. Sit Sit is the most basic command you can teach your dog. It is the precursor to a lot of other more complicated commands you may decide to teach your dog later on. Teaching your dog to sit can prevent jumping on people, rushing into harms way, and ...

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What Should You Really Be Feeding Your Dog? standard

Feeding your dog is probably the easiest part of pet ownership. Dogs LOVE to eat. But, are you making the best decision when it comes to the food you are feeding your pooch? Drypet is here to help you better understand the dog food options that are available. Wet vs Dry Dog Food There has long been an argument about whether you should feed dogs wet or dry food. In reality, there are benefits and problems with both types of dog food. Let’s take a look at some of them. Wet Dog Food Benefits Contains more protein and fat than dry food Easier to eat, especially for dogs that are missing teeth Dogs like the taste better Contains fewer carbohydrates ...

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What to Consider When Purchasing a Puppy standard

Adding a new puppy to your household is a very exciting time, but there is a lot of planning that needs to go into adding a new furry family member. At Drypet, we want to make sure that you have everything you need and are ready before you bring a new puppy into your home, so we have put together a list of things to consider before you get a puppy. What Do You Need to Buy for a Puppy? Puppies will require a lot of upfront costs. Not only will you need to pay the shelter or breeder for the dog, but you will also need to make sure you have at least the basics in your home. Medical ...

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How to Select the Right Breed to Suit Your Lifestyle standard

It can take a lot of time and energy to pick a puppy to bring into your home for its lifetime. You need to consider things like temperament, size, your living conditions, activity level, and much more before finding the perfect dog to bring into your home. Drypet wants to help you better understand the importance of selecting a breed that is compatible with you and your family, as well as help you find that perfect breed for you. What to Look for in a Puppy Gut instinct for many people is to go into a pet store or animal shelter and find the cutest puppy to take home, however, that can lead to a lot of problems for you ...

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How to Care for a New Puppy standard

Getting a new puppy is a very exciting time, but it can also be extremely stressful. Puppies require a lot of attention, training, and care. It is even more difficult when you have to spend days at work, you have another pet, or you have children in the house. From potty to crate training, there is so much work that needs to be put into a puppy to ensure that it becomes a well-behaved adult dog. Raising a puppy requires time, energy, and patience, but even people with other commitments can raise happy, healthy, well-behaved dogs without sacrificing time away from work or family. DryPet has some advice for busy puppy parents. Create a Puppy-Safe Space Young puppies can’t hold ...

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Helping Your Dog Conquer the Fear of Bath Time standard

Everyone knows that cats are supposed to hate water, but what are you supposed to do when your dirt-loving dog is afraid of a little bath? It can be very difficult to bathe a frightened dog, and DryPet knows the frustration associated with a dirty dog who hates bathes. So, we have some tips for owners of bath-phobic dogs. Bathe When Tired Try to do bath time after a long walk or an hour of playtime at the dog park. Exercise will make your dog hot, which makes him or her more likely to enjoy a little cool water. A tired dog is often more relaxed and tries to fight bath time less, so a tired dog may be a ...

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Preparing Your Dog for the Cold Months Ahead standard

Winter is fast approaching and your furry friend will need to brave the cold at some point. As a dog owner, it is important that you do all that you can to make the winter months as comfortable and safe for your dog as possible. DryPet is here to provide you with some helpful winter preparation tips.  Get Your Dog a Coat This probably seems silly, because your dog is covered in fur or hair, but unless you have a dog that was made for winter temperatures, it is likely that you pet is just as cold as you are when you are outside. A coat can help insulate your dog against the harsh temperatures and put your mind at ...

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It’s Even Hotter Outside for Your Pet! standard

Summer is here and that means we need to take extra precautions with our pets. I have a Vizsla and as much as she is a hunting dog and loves the outdoors, she doesn’t like the heat. When we are at the park she will run around for about 20 minutes and then she’s looking for the shade. There are some tell-tale signs of a hot, thirsty, and tired dog. Below are some tips for keeping your dog cool and healthy during the summer months. Did you know that sand and asphalt can get hot enough to burn the pads of your dogs paws? When walking your dog try to walk on grass or dirt. Walk your dog early mornings/late ...

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