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VarioCage

In My Favorite Dog Stuff, Products by Robert Cabral1 Comment

Traveling with your dog can be fun, but it also places you and your dog at risks.  These risks can be reduces or eliminated with some simple safety knowledge. First and foremost, do not ever travel with your dog loose in the car, the can cause distractions for you and cause an accident.  I highly recommend restraining your dog when …

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Thundershirt

In Behavior, My Favorite Dog Stuff by Robert CabralLeave a Comment

Dealing with dogs that have anxiety, fear or stress over common things can be a nightmare.  We often try to hold them and comfort them, but to no avail.  Sometimes that only makes it worse, because we are reinforcing that behavior.  I have recommended the Thundershirt to several clients and have seen good results.  It works in more than 1/2 …

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Dog Safety Gear

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For years I have been stressing the importance of dog safety, telling people to secure their dogs when traveling.  This applies for a short drive or a cross country trip.  I constantly see dogs riding with their heads hanging out of the window, in peoples’ laps, in the back of pick up trucks and so much more.  This causes a safety hazard …

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Home Prepared Meals for Dogs – Beef Tripe

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I love to feed natural, home prepared meals for my dogs, with natural ingredients.  I’m sharing today’s breakfast recipe here.  Be aware that there are many ingredients that are good for dog and a few that aren’t.  I urge you to research what the best foods are and also check to see what agrees best with your dog’s stomach.  Even though an ingredient …

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DogTrotter Dog Treadmill

In Dog Health, My Favorite Dog Stuff by Robert CabralLeave a Comment

DogTrotter Dog Treadmill I own a DogTrotter  and I will say its one of my very favorite things.  It’s beautifully made and works great.  My dogs love it and I know they are safe and getting in great shape.  It’s more than a machine, it’s a work of art. Each DogTrotter is hand made to order.  They are all made …

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Training a Dog to Use a Soft Mouth

In Dog Training, Problem Solving by Robert CabralLeave a Comment

One common problem that people get annoyed with is when dogs nip at their hands trying to get treats.  The most commonly perceived solution to this is to pull your hand away from the dog and say NO.  Then upon trying again, the dog repeats the same behavior.  It becomes frustrating for both you and your dog as the dog tries …

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DropCam

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One of my very favorite things when it comes to my dog is the DropCam, and I prefer the pro model.  This camera is super easy to set up, you can do it from your iPhone.  It works perfectly with your wifi, you can record activity and store it in their cloud for up to one month as well as …

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Greens for Your Dog

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I believe in giving a dog a very balanced diet.  Giving your dog only meats or only veggies is not something that I consider balanced.  Dogs have co-evolved with us and it is upon that fact that I base my diet for my dogs.  Since they have lived with us so long, we would have to assume they evolved eating …

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Corrections in Dog Training

In Dog Aggression, Dog Training by Robert CabralLeave a Comment

Correct Them or Kill Them I’ve been a pretty outspoken advocate for shelter dogs, and all dogs in general for the last several years.  I’ve also spent most of my time training and competing with dogs.  To be clear, I deal with all types of dogs, not just the ones I choose, but also the ones that are chosen for …