123-pet on October 16th

The Small Dog Breed Photo Contest at 123-pet.com has received some great entries. Since Halloween is just around the corner, we thought we would share some of the funniest and cutest dog Halloween costume photos we’ve received so far. It seems like people really like to dress up their yorkies!

The Small Dog Breed Photo Contest is running through the end of November, so there is plenty of time to enter.

Here are a few of the dog Halloween costume photos…

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123-pet on October 16th

PuppyEveryone knows that training a new puppy is important. However, very few people actually follow through with properly training and socializing a puppy. This initial phase of your puppy’s life is vital your the happiness of your puppy, your family, and others your puppy socializes with.

The saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” isn’t actually true, but it’s usually easier to train a puppy than it is to train an old stubborn dog. One reason is that a puppy doesn’t have any bad habits yet. Another reason is that you are starting from scratch, and your puppy training techniques will be the only techniques your dog will learn.

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YorkieDoes your dog or puppy pee on the floor every time visitors come to your house? Does your dog or puppy urinate when he gets excited? You’re not alone. But there are ways to stop submissive urination or excitement urination.

We have 2 yorkies. The younger yorkie is an extremely submissive dog. It’s not wrong. It’s just his personality. He knows he is loved and has nothing to worry about, but he wants everyone else to know that he is not a threat. As much as we try to encourage him, he will still hunch down and tinkle when he gets around strangers, or when he is startled.

As much as we’ve tried to correct this behavior, he just won’t change. However, we have learned to control his submissive urination by following these tips.

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123-pet on September 17th

Old German ShepardIt’s pretty obvious where the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” came from. In reality, this saying is probably more accurate for people than it is for dogs. Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks, but good luck with teaching grandpa.

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German ShepardDo you have a dog that dig holes and you don’t like it? Do you want to know how to stop your dog from digging holes? Read on…

An ex-neighbor of mine owned a Pit Bull / Labrador Retriever mix a few years ago. She was the sweetest dog… so playful and friendly. But, man, did she like to dig holes in the yard.

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Cat on CounterIf you’re trying to find ways to keep your cat off of your kitchen counter tops or furniture, here are some effective techniques.

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CatBefore you decide to get rid of your cat because his scratching and clawing is driving you bonkers, try some of these simple tips for how to stop a cat from scratching or clawing your furniture and draperies.

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PuppiesIf you’re interested in purchasing a purebred dog, it’s important to choose a good, reputable dog breeder. Some breeders are notorious for overpriced, overbred dogs. This article will give you the tips you need to choose the best breeder for your next purebred dog.

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123-pet on August 27th

Dog TrainingTeaching your dog to come when you call it’s name is probably the most important training you can give your dog or puppy.

Here are the 2 best step-by-step techniques for teaching your dog to come on command (also called the dog recall).

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123-pet on August 18th

Entries for our Small Dog Breed Photo Contest have been coming in. The photo contest runs through November 2007. Numerous prize donations have been given also.

If you have a photo of a cute little doggie that you would like to enter, visit the Small Dog Breed Photo Contest page for details.

Here’s an update of a few dog photo entries we’ve received so far…

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