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Dogs and water… A combination that is not always natural

Contrary to what one might think, not all dogs love water. For example, dogs who live in cities, are sometimes wary of water because they have little experience with it….

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How does the oestrus cycle of female dogs work?

Female domestic dogs, unlike most other canids, breed regardless of the time of the year. The cycle of the female dog usually occurs twice a year. The only exception are…

Labrador Retriever da soccorso in acqua
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Is your dog a swimming dog?

There are seven dog breeds recognised by the National Italian Canine Organisation (ENCI) as water dogs. Specifically, they belong to Section 3 of group 8 and they are: Portuguese water…

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MICROCHIP FOR DOGS: WHAT IS IT AND WHAT IS IT FOR?

A microchip is a small electronic device, measuring only a few millimetres, that the veterinarian applies to the dog in the neck region, either on the left- or right-hand side,…

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THE PORTUGUESE WATER DOG

The Portuguese water dog, or in Portuguese cão de água português, belongs to the group 8, section 3, of dog breeds recognised by the National Italian Canine Organisation (ENCI), i.e….

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GOOD TIPS FOR LEARNING HOW TO RUN WITH YOUR DOG

Two legs… and four paws: you love your pet, maybe having little time to take him out for a run, but you can opt for a little healthy jogging with…

Allergia al pelo del cane
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Dog hair allergies

According to the latest research from Censis (an Italian Research Institute), Italians love animals. Preceded only by Hungary, Italy is the second European country for the number of pets. Italians…

Aree per cani
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Dogs area: regulations and good habits

For centuries now, dogs have been considered man’s best friend. They are men’s faithful companions for as long as we let them, both at a psychological and physical level. The…

temperatura corporea del cane
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SOS heat stroke in dogs: what can i do?

This year, the highest temperatures ever have been recorded in Europe. While the world is trying to understand the possible reasons for these heat waves, we find ourselves looking for…

Animali al lavoro
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Save the date: 22nd of June bring you dog to work day

Have you ever wanted to take your pet to work? There is a specific day for this! The so-called International Take your Dog to Work Day was conceived in 1996…

Leishmaniosi cane si puo guarire
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Dog leishmaniasis: symptoms and treatment

Canine leishmaniasis is an infectious disease that is transmitted by sandfly vectors, called phlebotomine. Similar to tiny mosquitoes, these insects develop the biphasic parasite that causes the disease. This condition…

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The benefits of pet therapy and the training school

Living with pets – whether it is a dog, a cat, a rabbit or even a sheep – has extraordinary positive effects on people. It is well known that dogs…

pericolo processionaria cani e gatti
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The processionary: dogs and cats against the summer enemy n.1

When summer arrives, it is undoubtedly nice to spend whole days outdoors with a 4-legged friend. However, it is good not to underestimate the danger of pine processionary: it seems…

Piante velenose per cani e gatti
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Walk to the park? Beware of poisonous plants for dogs and cats

Curiosity is one of the distinctive traits of animals: dogs and cats love to explore new places and smell everything around them every time we take them for a walk….

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Pet friendly holidays: take your friends on the road with you

With summer fast approaching, it is important to plan your holidays in such a way as to satisfy the needs of both you and your pet. Many dogs and cats…

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Alert dogs for diabetics: when the sense of smell can save lives

It is often said that dogs are man’s best friend because they stand by us in any situation – even in the event of illness. After the start of the…

Ansia da separazione cane
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Dog and separation anxiety: find out what to do to help him!

Summer is a difficult season for dogs because it is the time when the owners go on holiday and can not always bring their puppy with them: this event often…

Il gioco è alla base dell’addestramento del cane
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PLAYING: THE BASE OF DOG’S TRAINING

Playing is the base of dog’s training because all dogs need exercise for their own wellbeing. To get the dog’s attention, the dog has to think that spending time with…

Cani paurosi? Consigli per l’uso!
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TIMOROUS DOGS? DIRECTIONS FOR USE!

Often we meet timorous and timid dogs towards other dogs but also to humans, what you should do? We give you some little advices to help you if it is…

Alimentazione del cane: il sovrappeso
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ROLLY POLLY DOGS: OVERWEIGHT IN DOGS

Overweight in dogs as in humans is a problem that is showing more and more often, and just like humans dog gets fat quickly if eats too much and is…

Tira e Molla: il gioco educativo
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TUG OF WAR: FUN TRAINING

Play “Tug of war” with your dog is a good way to give a vent to his natural propensity to grasping and pull objects with their mouths. It’s also a useful…

Akita Inu: non è come sembra
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AKITA INU: IS NOT AS IT SEEMS

The Akita Inu is elegant and beautiful, with a calm and quiet nature (seldom barks). All these positive characteristics let you think Akita Inu is an easy dog but this…

Perchè il cane abbaia?
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WHY MY DOG BARKS?

Barking is a dog instinctive behavior, part of its way to communicate his emotions to other dogs or to the members of its pack. When dog barks from time to…

Come insegnare il comando seduto
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HOW TO TRAIN A DOG TO “SIT”

If you have a puppy it will be much easier than you think; in fact, the puppies get tired quickly and sit many times a day. Simply reward the puppy…

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How to teach “Stay” to your dog?

After teaching at our dog the commands “sit” and “down”, we have to teach him the “stay” command that has a substantial difference from the others. Here, we ask our…

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SOMETIMES YOU REWARD YOUR DOG FOR BAD BEHAVIOR, DID YOU KNOW THAT?

To paraphrase Thorndike’s law of effect, rewarding a behavior leads to the increase in its frequency, while failing to reward a specific behavior leads to a decrease in its frequency….

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BRING HOME A DOG: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

It’s important that the choice of bringing home a dog is aware of the responsibilities and the commitment that is required for the subsequent years. Too often it happens that…

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JACK RUSSELL TERRIER: ENERGETIC BOMB

Jack Russell is one of the most energetic breed you can meet. It’s a perfect working dog, prey oriented, with a strong tenacity and very determinated. Although it’s a small…

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PUPPY OR ADULT DOG?

Take a puppy certainly has advantages for example you can teach everything from start preventing bad habits from day one. But the puppies are challenging and require a lot of…