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  • Although a dog might be jealous of a new puppy in the beginning this usually passes quickly since dogs are social animals.

  • Dogs become loyal not because you feed them, but because of the companionship you give them.

  • Give your small or short-haired dog a sweater for winter walks.

  • Most dogs don't like to be left alone so they howl. Leave the radio or television on to keep your dog company when you are away.

  • Dogs have twice as many muscles for moving their ears as people.

  • Housebreaking a puppy is just like toilet training a child; first you learn to recognize the signs, then you react every time you see them.

  • Man could learn much from his dog: to be a true friend, to be faithful, and to appreciate those who love him.

  • When a puppy is removed from its mother, don't make it spend the first night alone. Its loss of family is enough for one night.

  • As soon as your new pet is comfortable with its new home, move it to the location where you will want it to sleep for its lifetime.

  • A dog's nose is not just used for smelling, but also to keep him cool. That's why a dog pants. The longer the dog's nose, the better his cooling system works.

  • Dogs that chase cars have learned that cars run away. This behavior is reinforced each time he chases one away.

  • Teach your dog to fetch.

  • Never wake a sleeping dog by poking or shaking it.

  • Dogs are perfect companions. They never quarrel, fuss or fight with you, and they listen with great interest any time you speak in their direction.

  • It could be that dog is man's best friend because a dog can't understand what man is saying.

  • A dog's smile runs from the depth of his eyes to the tip of his tail.

  • If you're finding it difficult to teach your dog to catch a ball, try tossing something soft like a knotted piece of fabric instead. Some dogs find softer items easier to catch.

  • Dogs love rituals and routines.

  • Anyone who says he works like a dog obviously doesn't own one.

  • Staring directly into the eyes of a strange dog may be interpreted as a challenge and may actually encourage the dog to bite you.

  • Dogs and cats turn in circles before lying down because in the wild this instinctive action turns long grass into a bed.

  • When walking your dog, put a few plastic bags in your pocket; they make great "scoopers". Slip one over your hand, pick up the pile, flip it inside out, tie and discard.

  • The time to start teaching your dog to sit and stay is the day you bring her home.

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