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August 20, 2017

Are You Encouraging Your Dog’s Bad Behavior?

  Dogs aren’t perfect. Everyone, human and dog alike, is entitled to one or two undesirable quirks, but sometimes dogs develop bad habits that drive their humans crazy. If your dog is one of these, maybe you’re contributing to his b


August 16, 2017

Helping Your Pets Get Used to a New Family Schedule


  With back-to-school time approaching, it’s time to begin preparing your pets for the new family schedule. If one parent works from home or has chosen to be a full-time housewife or househusband, it’s not such an adjustment for you


August 5, 2017

How to Choose the Best Collar and Leash for Your Best Friend


  Grabbing your pet and heading out for a peaceful walk, energizing jog, or specialized training session should be a relaxing, relationship-building time for you and your furry best friend. Unfortunately, a lack of proper training, poor equipme


August 2, 2017

Tips To Prepare Your Yard for a New Puppy


Welcoming a new dog into the family is beyond exciting. In many cases, it’s so exciting that you’ll forget to do any dog proofing before bringing your puppy home. Most people remember to take care of certain indoor matters, like hiding sh


July 31, 2017

Helpful Tools for Dog Training


  Dog training is an important process in making sure that your pup is well behaved and that you develop a healthy relationship. Over the years, various training tools have been developed, and there are a few that many may consider quite essent


July 24, 2017

How to Volunteer With Your Dog


  You know that great feeling you get whenever you volunteer your time, talent, energy, or money to a worthwhile cause. Why not enhance the experience by getting your dog involved, too? (S)he can’t understand the abstract concept of givin


July 23, 2017

Top 10 Herding Dogs – Part 2


Part 1 of this series profiled the tenth through sixth top Herding breeds. Part 2 profiles the top five.


July 22, 2017

Top 10 Herding Dogs – Part 1


Of the seven breed groups recognized by the American Kennel Club – Sporting, Non-sporting, Hound, Terrier, Toy, Working, and Herding – the Herding Group is the newest. In 1983 the AKC split out the Working dogs bred for herding and placed


July 20, 2017

Five Tips for a Positive Potty Training Experience


  Whether you bring home a young puppy, middle-aged dog, or senior dog, your new companion will most likely need to learn new or break old habits and take a little time to adjust to their new environment.  Potty training is a commonly need


July 19, 2017

Dog Harness or Collar: Select the Best Option


Whether you are heading out for a leisure walk or a brisk run, it is important that your dog is properly secured. Over the years there have been quite a few developments in proper training and walking apparatuses, and collars and harnesses have risen


July 17, 2017

Top 5 Smartest Dog Breeds


  When you’re looking for a puppy, what kind of dog do you want him to grow up to be? A laid back, take life as it comes, “whatever” kind of dude who will laze around the house and not require a lot of attention? Or a sharp as


July 14, 2017

Meet the Standard Poodle


  Most people think that Poodles are foo-foo dogs who expect to be pampered and live a life of ease. Nothing could be further from the truth. These highly intelligent dogs originally were bred for water retrieving. The elaborate hairdos they we


July 11, 2017

Understanding Dog Aggression


An aggressive dog approaches you. He may bark or woof threateningly. He may bare his teeth and growl. His tail probably is up. Are you in danger? Is he inherently vicious? Will he attack you? Should you run? Should you yell for help?

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