Author: Dr. Shruti Bhattacharya

Congratulations! You have brought home a new Labrador puppy. You are feeling like a proud parent and your heart is bursting with love. “How can something be so damn durable?”, is a question you keep asking yourself day in and out. You promise yourself to be the best dog parent and ensure that your puppy is always happy, and healthy. You took the pup to a vet for a general checkup. The bags of dog food are ready. You’ve brought your puppy amazing toys. You have also played with your puppy to the point that the Labrador puppy is tired…

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If you are a dog guardian or if you simply are a dog lover, you must have heard of the breed Labrador. Labrador or Labrador retrievers as is their full name are the most popular dog breed as per the American Kennel Club. They have been holding this position since the year 1991. This is one breed that has stood the test of time and is famous worldwide. Whether it is Instagram reels or on the road, you will be hard pressed not to find a Labrador retriever. Are you planning to get a Labrador retriever for yourself or your…

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Whether you are a first-time dog guardian or you’ve had dogs before, you must have heard of clicker training at some point. Clicker training is a training method that makes the use of rewards and sounds to train the dog. In recent years, clicker training has become an imperative part of the dog training process. If you send your puppy to puppy school or if you have visited a dog training session, you must have noticed the trainers using clickers to train the dogs. What is clicker training exactly? Can clicker training be effective in training your dog as well?…

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There must have been times when you just looked at your dog and wondered, ‘what is going on in that little head of his?’ If this thought has passed through your mind before, you are not alone. In this article, I will address the most common dog behaviors that may have plagued you so far. Every dog comes with their own unique set of personalities and quirky behavior. You may not be well-versed with the doggy language, but you do need to understand how to interpret your dog’s behavior. This can provide you an insight into understanding the inner workings…

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If you scour the Internet, you will get bombarded with information about how you can and should train your dog. You can start the training process with simple commands like sit, stay, come and go to the more advanced ones like agility training courses, etc. However, there are many mistakes that dog guardians and dog trainers commit during the training process. Most of these mistakes occur unintentionally and are very common. However, these missteps can have a huge impact on whether your dog training efforts are successful or are going to waste. I have compiled the most common dog training…

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If you have been following my blog and my YouTube channel, you know that I feed around 15 to 20 dogs every day. On my feeding route, I have also met dogs who have families. However, most of the time, these dogs are ready to give up their families and come live with me. Why is that? This is because something is going wrong in the dog care process. Today’s article is dedicated to exactly that. I aim to uncover all the mistakes in dog care that most dog guardians unknowingly commit. This does not mean that the dog guardian…

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In my previous blog post, I discussed why you should conduct puppy crate training? If you want to know the exact steps of crate training and how to crate train your dog, you have come to the right place. Keep on reading to learn how to easily do puppy crate training. Before I get into the details of the puppy crate training process, you need to understand why you should crate train your dog in the first place and how puppy crate training can help. Importance of puppy crate training Puppy crate training is a crucial part of the dog…

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Guest Post for Happy Puppers Can you think of anything that gets your dog more excited than going to the dog park? Out of all the weekly activities your pup and you do, heading over to the dog park is probably one of the most mentally stimulating of all activities. It’s easy to see why the dog park is so engaging for your dog’s brain. For one, the extreme contrast of being home alone, patrolling the windows for the 4th time, sniffing the food bowl for the 6th time, as your pup waits for you to get home from work,…

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Have a beautiful German Shepherd but finding it difficult to train him? Then you are at the right place. In this article, you will find some excellent tips for a straightforward process of training German Shepherds. German Shepherds are most often known to be large, very active, agile, muscular, and highly intelligent and noble character. When dog lovers think of getting their first dog, they often dream of having German Shepherds. This is primarily because this dog breed is known to be self-assured, loyal, steadfast, and extremely brave. However, the dog training part is what people do not think of…

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In one of my previous articles, I discussed how you can find the best dog daycare for your dog. However, there is one question that has been known to plague many dog guardians. This question is, “is dog daycare a good option?”. If you are a dog parent looking for the answer to this question, you have come to the right place. Keep on reading to find out if dog daycare is a good option for your dog or not. If you have stumbled upon this article for the first time, please subscribe to The Happy Puppers so that you…

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