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Pooch Pampering on a Budget

These days, it's all about cutting corners to make ends meet. And while you want to spoil your dog, you may feel you can't when you have to watch every penny. But pampering your pooch doesn't take loads of dough. You don't have to be the Queen of England or come from an exclusive Upper East Side, New York family to let your dog live the life of the rich and famous. Credit: Getty Creative So how, then, does one have budget-friendly fun with their furry yet penniless friend? Well, you can start by following a few of these tips. RELATED: Top 10 Most Lovable Dogs in the World Make Bath Time Lots of Fun Instead of spending wads of cash you don't have on those lovely doggy spas and boutiques...

A lot of my time is spent watching dogs and their owners interact. I learn a lot when I watch and listen. Recently, I was reminded why not to give a name to unwanted behaviors. A client came in with her very loud Labrador Retriever. She proceeded to tell me that her Lab wouldn't stop barking. No matter how many times she said or yelled "Quiet!!!" the Lab barked, usually the second she said "Quiet." Credit: Getty Creative The Lab had associated that the name of the behavior of barking was named "Quiet." He heard the owner say "Quiet" every time he barked so it must mean that he was doing it right. RELATED: How to Train a Problem Barker Sometimes, it is hard to wrap our human brains around...