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    Choosing Between a Male and Female Dog

    Some dog owners claim that males are typically more aggressive and destructive, particularly in small spaces. Female dogs are said to be easier to train and more affectionate. Depending on the dog breed, these stereotypes may be true or not. Male dogs insist on marking their territory, whether it’s around your house or in the yard. They do this by urinating on their “spot” so they can find it again. You can try to train a dog not to mark his territory, but you’re asking him to go against his instincts. If you have another male dog in the house, expect a battle for who rules the house, particularly if…

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    Don’t Make a Spur-of-the-Moment Decision to Own a Pet

    One of life’s great mistakes is taking your children to look at dogs and cats if you aren’t serious about bringing home a pet. You can be sure that in a matter of minutes, your children will connect with the cutest little puppy or kitten. You say no, then they hand the puppy to you and you’re face to face with pleading brown puppy eyes and crying children. So between the children’s begging and memories of the family dog from your youth, you’re paying for a shopping cart full of dog stuff – plus the puppy or kitten. There’s no greater buyer’s remorse than that felt after buying a pet…