K9 Magazine Examines Canine Potential

Are Britain's dogs reaching their full potential? That's the question poised by editors at K9 Magazine, the modern lifestyle magazine for dog lovers.

The magazine polled 1,000 dog owners and learned that as many as 1 in 3 dog owners could make some very small adjustments to their dog's lifestyles and gain incrementally positive results in health, behaviour and well-being.

Common issues such as proper dog nutrition, monitoring dog obesity levels and even frequency of dog worming were all areas identified as having room for improvement.

Charles Vincent, a company spokesman, says:

"Use your dog's "voice" to help you with the training process. A dog's bark or whine can tell you a lot about their mood and what they want. Paying attention and responding to their signals will help your pet be happier and more successful during training. You may also want to target excessive barking as part of your training program.

If you are trying to prevent your dog from begging, the best thing to do is ignore the begging completely. Don't respond either positively, with a treat or petting, or negatively, by shouting. Your dog will learn quickly and remember for a long time that the begging ended up with you paying attention to the dog."

K9 Magazine is offering free tips and dog ownership advice via a series of special reports, available from their website during January.

Areas for dog owners to focus on include:

– Proper management of parasites such as fleas, ticks and dog worms
– Breed and lifestyle matching dog nutrition
– Proper, intelligent dog training strategies
– Mental stimulation for dogs
– Appropriate levels of exercise
Dog joint care

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K9 Magazine is a digital, lifestyle magazine for modern dog lovers covering all the major issues that dog owners want to know about.

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