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Doggists! If you are looking for a canine companion this post is for you. Do not bother looking at the breed labels when you go to a dog shelter to adopt,  it won't tell you much about the dog. But if you are interested to know if it is true that Pitbull and other PPP (Potentially Dangerous Dog in Spanish) have a bad image, this post is also for you. Keep reading and you will find studies that...
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How To Treat Fear To Fireworks

Hi again, doggists! As we already saw in the previous post 10 Tips For A Safe Celebration With Fireworks, dogs with fear of noises experiment some symptoms and behaviours when there are fireworks.  It's important to treat this fears long term, since they are not going to disappear by themselves. These fears can even get worse and our buddies really struggle here. Trying to change your dog's emot...
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Don’t Touch My Balls!

Hi doggists! After completing the 1st year of the blog, I’m back with a post that will shock many and certainly will give you something to talk about. I will cover the topic about playing fetch. What happens in your dog when you throw the ball? It is common to find this situation in dog parks, where dogs are predominately not relaxed. Have you ever wondered why? Dogs don’t have to get ti...
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9 Reasons To Adopt A Senior Dog

Hi Doggists! It's November and the cold has arrived. That's why I want to dedicate this post to the senior dogs that are in shelters and have a really bad time with this weather, since they suffer with their bones and joints. They are dogs that often go unnoticed, unfortunately, younger puppies and dogs tend to attract the attention of adopters, but they are the ones who need a warm home more tha...
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Hierarchy And Leadership Without Force Or Aggression

Welcome back, my Doggists! Today's post is going to be a little controversial, and though I thought it wouldn't be necessary to write about it on my blog since there are numerous articles that debunk the dominance theory, I realised it is still very necessary: There are several people that in the last month asked me about the "alpha roll" and dominance in dogs; People are still using the ...
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6 Factors To Decide Wether Adopting A Puppy Or An Adult Dog

Welcome back, doggists! I hope you enjoyed the summer. I thought about writing this post for back to routine, since many people decide to adopt after the holidays. And what is better to adopt an adult dog or a puppy? So let's go through advantages and disadvantages of each one and let's see if I help assessing what is best according to your particular case :) 1- TIME Puppies need a lot of tim...
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Steps For A Succesfull Training With Your Dog

Hi there! As we are in the summer and many of you have extra time to devote to your furry friends now, I wrote this post so you can train properly taking into account the welfare of the dog and strengthening your bond 🙂 Training should focus on teaching your dog good habits to have a harmonious coexistence and so that he/she can manage life in our human society. From being polite to vi...
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5 Tips To Choose The Best Dog For You

HELLO DOGGISTS! I'm back with a post to help those who are thinking of adopting a dog now that have time to devote. How to choose the right dog? Well, we must take into account a number of things: 1st Consider the purpose of the breed , i.e. what the breed was selected for, what their function was. Most dogs were bred for a purpose, they had a job. This will determine much their instincts, m...
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How To Help Your Dog Through A Heat Stroke

Hello my doggist people! I'm back with a much needed post in summer because each year there are several dogs that die from heat stroke, especially by the negligence of some owners / guardians who leave the dog in the car. The first thing to do is always try to avoid the situation. In the previous post I spoke of how to prevent precisely your dog from suffering heatstroke. So now you will learn...
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10 Tips For A Safe And Cool Summer With Your Dog

Hi Doggists! We start with the biweekly posts, so welcome back :) Today's post is very short and I just want to go over a few concepts so you can have a cool summer with your furry friends. As you know dogs do not sweat like us. Therefore, they use other physiological mechanisms to lose heat: dogs sweat through their pads, but especially through panting. By panting, the dog sends cool air o...
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10 Tips For A Safe Celebration With Fireworks

Hi Doggists! Is your dog afraid of fireworks? Well, if so, you are not alone! It is very common for dogs to be sensitive to loud noises. Unfortunately, San Juan is a very celebrated day here in Spain, especially in Barcelona, where firecrackers can be heard already. For most of our dogs, these days coming are pretty terrifying. In this post I will give you some guidelines so you can help your...
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Negative And Dangerous Effects of Punishing

I’m back, Doggists! Today I am going to talk about a very important issue not very known for those at home: the punishment! By definition punishment is anything that reduces the likelihood that a behavior will be repeated. There are two types of punishment: Negative punishment, although sounds worse, applies removing something the dog likes to reduce the likelihood that he does it again. Ex...
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How To Recognise A Good Dog Trainer

Hi doggists! Last week I told you I would write a post so that you know how to recognise a good dog professional from one that it is not. Choosing a dog trainer is one of the most important decisions that you will make in your  dog's life. The techniques you learn to use will affect the interaction with your dog forever. Honestly, it is not easy, especially if you start to search without any ...
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The Best Way to Teach Your Dog

  Hi doggists! Today I want to introduce you to positive education and what is different from traditional methods, which are now obsolete and are not recommendable at all. Training is the process of teaching skills or behaviours. It applies to humans, dogs, cats and other animals. Training a dog includes: -Teaching how you to respond to a verbal or visual signal (orders/commands in...
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15 Tips for a Safe and Fun Walk with Your Dog

  Hi doggists, I'm back! This week I want to talk about how to avoid problems during a walk off leash with your dog. Keep reading and don’t miss my tips for a safe and fun walk with your dog! 1- Spay or neuter your dog. Often unaltered dogs are more difficult to manage. Spaying your dog can increase longevity, prevent unwanted litters and promote a more healthy and happy relationship with him...
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The Walk Is for You or for Your Dog?

Welcome back my doggists! This week we will see the importance of walking your dogs and I hope you self-analise if you truly enjoy walking with your dog; or it’s just a daily must. I want to start the reflection with a simple calculation. We say that the average is 3 daily walks  x 365 days having a year  x  12 average years of dog  =  13.104 walks in your dog's life. Now comes the question: wou...
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Do You Know How To Recognise Stress In Your Dog?

Hi doggists! This week I want to talk about stress, a theme that often surprise people when mentioned, but for those who did not know stress is not exclusive of the human being, and dogs also are victims of it. Recognise the symptoms of stress on your dog is key to be able to act in time in many situations, so I hope that you like the post, although it is longer of what I intended,  I already h...
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How To Stuff An Irresistible Kong!

Hello again, my doggists! These days I’ve been hearing from several people that their dog is not interested in the Kong. So here it goes, this post is for all of you who think this may be your situation (and if not as well). Dogs are genetically programmed to search for their food. One of the main causes of behaviour problems in our furry friends is precisely the lack of mental challenges or...
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Do You Understand What Your Dog Tells You?

Hello my doggists! Finally I can welcome you to my blog Sentit Caní, I'm so excited! And what a better way to start than by introducing you to the world of dog's language! So here it goes, dedicating this post to dog communication. :) Dogs have a language to communicate among them. Although we can’t have conversations with them they are very communicative. Dog language consists of a wide va...
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