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Amy is a writer who lives with her husband and daughter on the United States Gulf Coast. She has a BA in Behavioral Sciences, and volunteered for shelters through various activities, as well as fostering animals. Amy currently has 3 dogs and 5 cats.

6 Safety Tips for Cutting Dog’s Nails at Home

Is your dog making annoying clicking noises everywhere he walks? Does it seem like he is having pain when walking? It may be time...

6 Must-Know Tips for Making Your Own Homemade Dog Food

The jury is in; fresh food is better for your dog. Not only do pet owners notice a difference in their dogs' overall health and...

5 Tips on How to Reduce Shedding in Dogs

you wake up in the morning and walk to your kitchen. Your dog's hairballs roll by like tumbleweeds from the Western movie you watched...

6 Quick Tips for Puppy-Proofing Your Home

It’s an exciting day. You've adopted and bringing home your new puppy. Regardless of whether your new dog is old or young, there are a...

7 Tips on How to Prepare for Your Dog’s Pregnancy

While it is not as difficult as preparing for your own pregnancy, there are steps that you should take to prepare for your dog’s...

How to Pick the Best Dog for You Based On Your...

You shouldn’t rush into getting a dog. When choosing a pup that is right for you and your environment, there are many things to consider. By...

How Much Does a Dog Cost? Budgeting Guide for Dog Owners

You have decided to take the big step to becoming a dog owner. Dogs live long lives, so you are making a commitment for...

Expensive Dog Food Brands: Are They Worth the High Cost?

With all the dog food commercials out there, it can be pretty confusing deciding what is the best food for your pup. Our options...

Pokemon Go For Dogs: 7 Tips For Dog Owners Who Want...

If you have not yet heard about Pokémon Go, I would think you were living under a rock. Many people are praising the fitness...

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure –...

Veterinary care is one of the largest expenses that dog owners need to budget for. Many of us don't put a lot of thought...

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Best Dog Crate Comparison: MidWest vs. EliteField vs. SportPet

Some owners think crate training their dog is cruel and mean. They feel like they're locking Fido away in a doggy jail. On the...

Ask a Vet: How to Put an Overweight Dog on a...

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15 Most Stubborn Dog Breeds That Are Difficult to Train

As with people, the dog world also has its more difficult characters. A difficult dog breed is better known as "stubborn." These dog breeds are a lot...