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Understanding Your Dog: Important Things Every Pooch Needs

Dog Chess Man's best friend"” it's a classic phrase. Dogs brings companionship and happiness to our lives, but have you ever thought about how we, as owners can bring happiness to their lives? In order for our dogs to be happy, healthy members of the family, there are a few things that every dog needs. Open Line of Communication- People and dogs don't start off "speaking the same language." It's normal for you or your pet to become frustrated when you can't understand each other. When dogs don't understand, they act out. This is where training comes in because it gives you and your dog a shared language. The training tips outlined in our post on how to teach your dogs and kids to be BFFs are a good start at learning how to communicate and interact with your dog. Physical Exercise- Big or small, every dog needs physical exercise. Experts suggest that they get about 30 minutes per day. This could come from a walk around the block or playing fetch. Some dogs may need more physical activity if they possess a lot of energy. Find positive ways to let them burn it off; otherwise, they'll find their own ways, and chances are, you won't like their ideas! Mental Stimulation- Dogs and humans are the same in that we all need mental stimulation to stay healthy. Playing with our dogs or teaching them new tricks and practicing "old" tricks are great ways to exercise their brains. Another way we can help stimulate our dogs when we aren't with them is to give them interactive toys, like puzzles, which hold treats. If a dog works hard enough, a treat falls out. Since dogs are genetically wired to hunt for food, this type of toy provides a good way to give your dog a "job" to do. Dogs act out with what we consider to be bad behaviors, like chewing on furniture or digging under the fence, because they are looking for something to occupy their time. They crave mental stimulations just as we do.

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Rear Seat Cover for 2017 Explorer

Perfect fit. No hassle install. Dogs love it. I love it more!

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Rear Bench Seat Cover

I have purchased several seat covers from area pet stores and have returned them. I love the one I got from 4Knines because it was easy to install, it's shaped just like the bench seat in my car, its nice looking and it doesn't slide around. I have a large dog and a medium sized dog and the cover stays put! Thanks, 4Knines!

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Karen S.

Seat cover

We have 2 big dogs and an hour and a half trip to the lake house. The lab sheds black hair everywhere on the tan leather, the Goldendoodle but he has long nails and left little holes in the seat of the car I had before. Got the new car and immediately ordered your cover, it came in quickly, was easy to install and saved the new car lots of damage. Love it! Recommend it highly!

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Love ♥ it

Optional hammock make it easy to go between kids and dog really easy. It grate can also have both kids and dog at the same time. I will be getting the cargo and front seats cover as soon as I can.

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Libby B.

Rear Bench Seat Cover

I have purchased several seat covers from area pet stores and have returned them. I love the one I got from 4Knines because it was easy to install, it's shaped just like the bench seat in my car, its nice looking and it doesn't slide around. I have a large dog and a medium sized dog and the cover stays put! Thanks, 4Knines!

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Karen S.

Seat cover

We have 2 big dogs and an hour and a half trip to the lake house. The lab sheds black hair everywhere on the tan leather, the Goldendoodle but he has long nails and left little holes in the seat of the car I had before. Got the new car and immediately ordered your cover, it came in quickly, was easy to install and saved the new car lots of damage. Love it! Recommend it highly!

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Peggy N.

Love ♥ it

Optional hammock make it easy to go between kids and dog really easy. It grate can also have both kids and dog at the same time. I will be getting the cargo and front seats cover as soon as I can.

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Libby B.

Very well made

Recently purchased the waterproof bed liner. Very happy with the quality workmanship and that the material is soft and doesn‰Ûªt make noise when shifting positions.

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