What to Do If Your Dog Eats Turkey Bones

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What to Do It Your Dog Eats Turkey Bones

Every Thanksgiving I remember the year Haley ate an entire turkey breast carcass. Yes, she ate the entire thing! That might have been the first time she discovered the joy of dumpster diving in the kitchen trash can. With all the commotion around the holiday, I had forgotten about the bones in the trash can when we left the house … Read More

How to Train Your Door-Dashing Dog

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How to Train Your Door-Dashing Dog

If you have a Houdini dog that manages to slip out anytime a door is opened or your pup practically knocks you over while trying to squeeze past you to get outside, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to train your door-dashing dog! Just make sure your pooch knows the Sit command and is fully housebroken before you … Read More

Do Dogs Need Sweaters in the Winter?

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Do Dogs Need Sweaters in the Winter?

Are dog sweaters and jackets fashion statements or necessities? Some people think dogs are perfectly equipped by nature to adapt to colder temperatures in the winter but others think their pups need some extra protection from the cold so they dress their dogs in stylish coats or sweaters before heading outdoors. So, who’s right? Well, they both are. Here’s why … Read More

Are Christmas Trees Harmful to Dogs?

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Are Christmas Trees Harmful to Dogs?

Haley’s gone Christmas tree shopping with us every year since she was born. When we bring the tree back home, she waits to grab one of the trimmed branches from the bottom of the tree then prances around the yard like a reindeer with her evergreen trophy before settling down to chew on the branch for a few minutes. It … Read More

Is Your Dog Ready for Some Football?

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Is Your Dog Ready for Some Football?

What are you doing Thursday night? Why not join us for the kickoff of the NFL season opener at 8:30 pm EST on NBC. It’s the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the New England Patriots and as if you couldn’t tell yet, I’m a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan along with my entire family. Even though we’re living in Ohio now, our roots … Read More

Are Sticks Safe for Dogs?

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Are Sticks Safe for Dogs?

Like a lot of people, I grew up throwing sticks for my dogs to chase and I’ve done the same thing with Haley when hiking through the woods or playing on the beach. Throwing a stick for a dog seems like a natural thing to do and a lot of dogs like to chase and chew on sticks. Most people … Read More

How to Teach Your Dog the Off Command

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How to Teach Your Dog the Off Command

It’s amazing that some of the easiest commands to teach a dog can also be the most useful. Got a begging dog panting in your face? Is your dog about to roll in something nasty in the yard? Did you accidentally drop a pill on the floor but your pup thinks it’s a treat? Don’t worry, the Off command comes … Read More

Max’s Guide to a Dog-Friendly Yard

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Max's Guide to a Dog-Friendly Yard

Meet Max! He was one of our family dogs when I was growing up. Max was a master of destruction both inside the house and outside in the backyard. He was an expert on landscaping, or maybe I should say re-landscaping from the way he liked to tear out rose bushes from the roots and destroy them, thorns and all! … Read More

10 Halloween Dog Tips

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Halloween Dog Costume

That’s right, it’s that time of the year again when your dog wonders why things are suddenly being strapped to his back and head followed by lots of hysterical laughter from his humans. Plenty of dogs are good sports and even like getting dressed up in costumes and strutting around, but others can get a little overwhelmed by it all. … Read More

When Your Dog Gets Sprayed by a Skunk

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Dog sprayed by skunk

You know that feeling you sometimes get late at night after a busy day when you’re too tired to get up off the couch to even go to bed? When you finally decide to get up, you let the dog outside one last time before heading off to get a good night’s sleep—yep, that’s probably when it’s going to happen! … Read More