Do You Treat Your Dog Like a Human?

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Dog with Scarf

Do you consider your dog “your baby”? Do you throw birthday parties for your pup or frequently dress your dog in doggie clothes? Are you a “pet parent” instead of a “pet owner”? Do you treat your dog like a human? Almost all of us dog owners are guilty of anthropomorphism. Yes, it’s a long word, but it basically means … Read More

5 Good Reasons to Get a Dog

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Cardigan Welsh Corgis

There are good reasons to get a dog and bad reasons to get a dog, but there’s nothing worse than having to find a new home for your dog after you’ve become attached to it because you made a hasty decision. Luckily, you can avoid the heartache by taking your time and considering the suggestions below before adding a new … Read More

Is My Dog a Wolf in Dog’s Clothing?

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Howling Wolves

We sometimes hear animal behaviorists and dog trainers refer to characteristics of the wolf in attempt to understand and explain dog behavior, but is it really that simple? Probably not. Yes, it’s true our modern day best friend, the dog, is a descendant from the grey wolf and shares at least 99.96 percent of its genes, but a lot has … Read More

For Love of the Dog – Building Love, Trust and Respect

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Dog on beach at sunset

Ironically, the same three characteristics that make for healthy human relationships are vital to creating a positive relationship between you and your dog. Love, trust and respect. Developing these qualities will not only make your life a lot easier, but you’ll end up with a happy, well-adjusted dog that loves, trusts and respects you as well. ove. Loving your dog … Read More