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Food Targeted Specifically For Your Dog’s Breed

Food Targeted Specifically For Your Dog’s Breed

Marketing ploy, true nutritional advantage, or somewhere in between?

You’ve seen the ads on TV — dog foods meant specifically for your dog’s breed to provide the best nutritional advantage. But are these benefits for real? Can you really improve your dog’s health by feeding her kibble marketed just for, say, poodles or Labrador retrievers, or German shepherds? It’s a question worth answering, since breed-specific foods don’t come cheap. A 17-pound bag of dry food for Labs that we found online costs $45.00.

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With All Training, Consistency is Key

With All Training, Consistency is Key

Dogs do not get "Sometimes."

The old saw that “rules are made to be broken” may be fine for people on occasion but is a disaster for dogs. Dogs are extremely uncomfortable without consistent rules, even if their behavior might have you thinking otherwise.

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