Most dogs love car rides and taking your dog with you while running-errands is a great way to spend some extra quality time together. However, there will likely be occasions when you have to leave him alone inside the car. Many stores and other public buildings don’t allow dogs on the premises, so he’ll have to sit and wait by himself. Since you can’t leave the motor running and the air conditioning on, your dog will be left to endure the brutal summer heat. Unfortunately, a hot car can quickly turn into a death trap for any dog.

How Hot Can a Car’s Interior Get?

While many people realize that leaving a dog unattended in a car during periods of extreme heat is a bad idea, the practice can also be dangerous on a “cooler” day. When the temperature is a relatively comfortable 70° F, it can reach a scorching 104° F inside a hot car in less than 30 minutes. Cracking the windows or parking the car in a shaded area will have little impact on how quickly the temperature rises.

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Dog behavior issues can cause trouble for both you and your pooch, but training your dog early – and keeping up with that training – will help the two of you live a harmonious life. Effectively training your dog can have a number of great results, such as:

  • Preparing you and your dog for interaction with other dogs.
  • Improving your dog’s ability to co-exist with human guests.
  • Expanding the variety of activities you can both participate in.
  • Strengthening the bond between you, your family and your dog – making him feel more respected.

The challenge, of course, lies in identifying your dog’s particular needs when it comes to training techniques, and in knowing which dog training methods get the best results.

How to Train My Dog: What Factors into a Good Training Technique?

Before you jump-start your collection of training books and manuals, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with some of the other factors of dog training that may lie beyond your control. These factors include the breed, age, gender or history (if you’ve adopted a shelter pet) of your furry friend.

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Can my dog eat fresh fruits this summer? Havahart Wireless Tails to Tell Blog has the answer!

It’s Farmer’s Market Season! Time to enjoy fresh fruits and veggies straight from the source. If we’re being honest, it’s the best time of year – and since we love these fruits so much, it’s easy to think that our dogs will love them too. Which is totally true, but we have to be sure we’re giving them fruits that are healthy for them to eat.

So, what fruit can dogs eat? Here’s a breakdown of the good and bad regarding fruit for your dog.

The Good

Watermelon — Be sure to remove the seeds and rind first. The rind could cause an upset stomach, while the seeds may create an intestinal blockage. But the flesh of the watermelon is a nice cool treat packed with vitamins A, B6 and C! Plus, due to its high water content it is also hydrating and refreshing. Another great melon to give to your pal is cantaloupe.

Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries & Blackberries — Try them fresh or frozen! Berries are high in antioxidants, phytochemicals and fiber. And strawberries are rich with vitamin C. Raspberries, in particular, have anti-inflammatory … Read Entire Post

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If you’re currently considering a wireless dog fence, there are so many factors that will determine which system is right for your pet, pocketbook and property. Once you have decided that you have ample time to train your dog, and that your pup meets the weight and age requirements for the system, it’s time to see which fence is the best option for your property.

Property Challenges for Wireless Dog Fences

Wireless dog fences are a great containment option for many yards. However, as with all wireless devices, they do have a few limitations that you might consider. Similar to cell phone service, there are physical characteristics in a landscape that may cause an obstruction in signal.

If your property has any of the following features, you may want to consider a Havahart® Fence Free Underground Dog Fence, which doesn’t require a wireless signal.        

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Heavily Wooded Areas
Trees, heavy landscaping and other large obstructions like barns or garages in between the base and the edge of the boundary can cause interference with the wireless signal.

Metal Siding, Stucco Walls, Cement Block Walls
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