Dog Photo Contest Deadline

4:46 PM

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We have already receive tons of participants to our dog photo contest. Today is the deadline of submission, so please hurry up! By the way, we will announce the results within 2 weeks time. Please be patient. Thank you for participating.


Dog Clothing - A Controversial Subject

5:43 PM

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Dog clothing is becoming more and more popular. This is partially due to the exposure some young Hollywood stars have gotten by taking their small dogs with them everywhere they go, and dressing their dogs in shirts and other clothing to gather attention.

People dress their dogs for all kinds of reasons. If you live in a climate where you experience long and harsh winters, you may choose to buy an outdoor coat for your dog to protect him from the elements. Dog coats are generally more accepted by the general population because they actually serve a purpose.

If you live in a climate that experiences heavy rainfalls, it may be a wise investment to purchase a raincoat for your four-legged friend. Many dogs hate going out in the rain and getting wet, so a raincoat is a practical choice.

Many people are disgusted by people who dress their dogs up as though the dog was a human. Some people even go so far that they put pajamas on their dogs at bedtime. Dog clothing shops are very popular in many major cities around the world and the dog clothing business is booming. The decision is up to each dog owner whether or not they choose to use dog clothing for their pet.

Dog Photo Contest - Show off your dog and win some cash

11:00 PM

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Own a dog?

Love taking photos of your dog?

Here at Dog-ing, we are starting a dog photo contest, to showcase your dog to our readers.

Dog Photo Contest

To enter the contest and win some money, you need to:

  1. Write a short blog post about our contest. The post can be of any length. Include two links. One to Dog-ing homepage using this anchor text: 'Just Dog It', and one to this contest post.

  2. Send us a photo of your dog. Email photo to

  3. Subscribe to Dog-ing with a RSS reader or email.

  4. When you have done the three steps above, please leave a comment here on this post, with a link back to your blog post.

That's it. We will choose the top 3 cutest dog photos. The winners will be contacted by email and their prizes sent through local banks or via Paypal.

*1st* - $50
*2nd* - $30
*3rd* - $20

(Prizes are in Ringgit Malaysia, or converted to US$ upon request)

The Fine Print:
- All entries must be submitted by email
- You must hold the copyright of the photos you submit
- You give reprint rights of your pictures to Dog-ing
- You allow us to publish your pictures on our blog
- Due date on 31 March 2009

Feel free to ask any question, here's the email address again -

Groom your dog, make it look sweet, and take the best photo.

Good luck : )

Training Your Dog To Walk on a Leash

7:56 PM

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It is important that taking walks with your dog be a pleasant situation for both you and your dog. We have all seen dog walkers out with their dog on a leash, and the dog is constantly pulling and running back and forth from side to side, angering the dog owner.

A dog should not pull on the leash. It is best to start training your dog how to walk on a leash when he is a puppy. It is not too early to begin leash training at 10 to 12 weeks of age. You should gradually introduce the collar and leash to the puppy.

Take the dog out to your yard and put the collar on the puppy, being sure that it is not too tight. You should be able to slip two fingers comfortably between the collar and the dog's neck. Next, attach a lightweight leash to the collar and just let the dog drag the leash around behind him. This gets him accustomed to the feeling of being attached to something.

Do this simple exercise for several days, and once the dog is used to the collar and the leash being attached, you can start taking him out of the yard for short walks around the neighborhood.

The Importance of Grooming Your Dog

9:17 AM

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If you own a dog, it is very important to keep your dog well groomed and clean at all times. Dogs like to be clean and do not enjoy having their fur being matted and dirty. Here are a few tips on how to groom your dog.

Bathe your dog only when he or she needs it. A dog's skin can dry out if bathed too often, so only give your dog a bath if he or she has become very dirty or muddy. You can buy mild shampoos made specifically for dogs at most pet shops.

It is important to brush your dog's fur at least once a week. Pay special attention to the belly area and in the 'armpits', as this is often where knots will develop. Brush gently and talk to your dog in a calming voice while grooming. During the brushing session, check the dog's skin for any signs of rash or parasites.

It is also very important to keep your dog's claws trimmed. Usually every five to six weeks should suffice. If you neglect to trim the claws, they could curl under and grow into the pads of the paw, causing great discomfort and pain.

You must take care of your dog. Dogs, like people, prefer to be clean.

Exercise Your Dog Every Day

1:32 AM

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Dogs need exercise every single day to ensure that they are well-balanced and happy. Take your dog out for several walks each day. If the weather permits, and you have a safe place to play, let your dog off the leash and throw a ball and have the dog bring back the ball. A rousing game of fetch such as this, every day for about 20 minutes, should tire out your dog and give him the required amount of running that all dogs need.

If a dog gets too little exercise, he will often become frustrated and exhibit undesirable behaviors such as chewing on your things or pacing around your house or apartment. Part of being a responsible dog owner means giving your dog the proper amount of exercise every single day.

A well-exercised dog will be a happy dog. Dogs love to be outdoors exploring, so taking several long walks every day will surely be appreciated by your four-legged friend.

Choosing a Dog Breed

6:56 AM

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If you are thinking of getting a dog as a pet, how do you know what breed is best for you? Dogs come in all sizes and breeds, and the simple task of choosing a dog can be overwhelming.

You should look first at your living situation. If you live in a small apartment in a city, it would probably not be the best choice for you to get a Great Dane. Large breed dogs require space and they need much more exercise as well. Large dogs are also more expensive to keep because they eat a great deal more food than a smaller breed.

If you are an older individual, it may also be wiser to choose a small breed dog like a Yorkshire Terrier or Toy Puddle, for example. These smaller breeds do not require such vigorous activity, so four or five walks of about 15 minutes each, should suffice in keeping the dog fit and happy.

If there are children in the household, choosing a dog breed that is known to get along well with children is very important. Some dogs are known to be a bit predictable, so choosing an American Pit Bull for instance, may not be the best idea.



The Benefits of Owning a Dog

6:46 AM

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Owning a dog has great benefits and can bring a lot to a person's life. Dog ownership brings many advantages as dogs provide companionship, they make a great addition to a family and if there are children in the household, they can teach children the importance of being responsible for a living being. Dogs need a feeding schedule and regular grooming throughout their lives. If the dog is well cared for and given a lot of positive attention, the owner will be rewarded with many dog kisses and lots of adoration!

If you own a dog, you will be responsible for meeting the dog's needs. Dogs require care and attention. Dogs are 'pack animals' which means they wish to be in a group and they need to know where they rank in that group. As a dog owner, you must let the dog know that you are the 'leader' at all times, because the dog will be looking to you for guidance and reassurance in his or her's daily activities.

The benefits of owning a dog are many. If the pet dog is given proper care, feeding and affection, the owner will have a best friend for many years to come.