Tips for a Holiday Road Trip with Your Dog

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Road Trip with Your Dog

It’s that time of year when many of us travel over the holidays to be with family and friends. If you normally board your dog or hire a pet sitter, why not consider taking him along this year to celebrate the holidays with you? Traveling with a dog is easier than it used to be. From finding pet friendly hotels … Read More

How to Teach a Dog Its Name

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How to Teach a Dog Its Name

Does your new puppy ignore you when you call his name? Have you adopted a dog from a shelter or rescue and want to teach him a new name? Maybe you’ve had your dog for awhile and he seems to have selective hearing when you try to get his attention. Earlier this week I posted an article about how to … Read More

Finding the Best Names for Dogs

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Most Popular Puppy Name of 2013

Congratulations! You just brought home an adorable puppy or adopted your new best friend from a shelter or rescue and are ready to start thinking about names. Maybe your adopted dog had a shelter-assigned name that she’s not that familiar with and you would like to change it. Are you the type of person that can instantly come up with … Read More

12 Easy Ways to Exercise Your Dog in the Winter

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Dog playing basketball in the snow

If you’re like me, you love the change of seasons, but it’s not always fun or convenient to find ways to exercise your dog in the winter, especially when the days are shorter and it gets dark earlier. For those of us that live in the northern United States, wintertime walks can be beautiful sometimes, but it’s usually all about … Read More

The Male vs. Female Dog Debate

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Male and Female Boxers

Do you have a preference between male and female dogs? In this battle of the sexes, the male vs. female dog (or better stated, dog vs. bitch) debate tries to uncover whether behavioral and temperament differences exist between male and female dogs that have been spayed or neutered at the appropriate ages. I’ve always had female dogs and do have … Read More

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

What Is Leptospirosis?

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Dog Swimming

If you’re like me, you may have heard of Leptospirosis and the vaccination for the disease, but don’t fully understand what it is and how it can affect your dog. After learning that the disease is increasing in the United States and Canada, I wanted to know more about it. I didn’t realize how serious the disease is and how … 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

Getting Your Dog’s Attention

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Getting Dog's Attention

Have you ever been frustrated over getting your dog’s attention? Maybe you were calling your dog to come in from outside or trying to teach her a new command and it felt like she was deliberately ignoring you. You’re not alone. One of the most common problems dog owners complain about is that their dogs won’t listen to them. It’s … 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