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Behavioural issues

Which is better: a harness or a collar?

Should your dog wear a harness or a collar? Which is better for your furry friend? Well… as with the best dog food, the best toys and the best bed – it all depends on the dog. Here’s what you should consider when choosing whether to walk your dog with a harness vs a collar.

How to stop your dog from pulling on the leash

Is your dog just the worst leash-puller ever? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. Most dogs who pull on the leash do so for a few definable reasons. Once we’ve addressed those reasons, you can train your furry friend to be your bestest walking buddy. Here’s how:

Humping – How to get your dog to stop doing that

Is it embarrassing to take your dog to the dog park because he just can’t stop trying to mount other dogs? In this article, Pet Hero explores the many reasons why dogs hump, as well as what you can do to redirect your dog’s humping energy towards something more constructive!

Common skin allergies in dogs

Just like humans, our furry friends also suffer from seasonal allergies. But is your dog’s scratching related to more than just the changing of the seasons? Identify these common allergies and help your dog to cope with (or eliminate) the symptoms.

Why your dog chews himself and 8 things you can do about it

Does your dog nibble on himself from time to time? No problem, then. But, if you find your dog licking, biting and chewing on his paws, body and tail to the point of causing himself harm, it’s time to take a closer look and what he’s telling you – and what you can do about it.

How to stop your dog from chewing everything

Chewing may look cute on a puppy, but it becomes destructive in an adult dog. Learn more about why your dog chews and how to redirect his destructive chewing into more positive, stress-relieving behaviour.

Understand and manage your dog’s separation anxiety

Does your dog go crazy every time you try to leave the house? Separation anxiety in dogs is a very serious condition that needs to be addressed asap or it will simply intensify. Read more for some helpful tips on what to do about your poor pup.

6 Signs your dog is bored (and what to do about it)

Do dogs get bored? Of course they do… and they make sure we know all about it! Here are 6 common signs your dog is bored as well as some advice on how to reduce or eliminate the instances of your dog’s boredom.

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