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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.

25 Best Therapy Dog Breeds List

Therapy dogs have really burst onto the scene in the last few years. Traditionally, people would mainly see therapy dogs assisting the blind, but there are...

15 Popular Teacup Dog Breeds

Teacup dog breeds are the smallest of the small. People love them because they retain that cute puppy size their whole lives. If you...

9 Tips for Introducing Toddlers to Dogs (and Dogs to Toddlers)

There’s nothing cuter than seeing a puppy and a kid playing together. However, the situation is not always ideal. To avoid problems and build...

8 Steps for Launching Your First Pets YouTube Channel

So, you love animals and you love YouTube – it makes perfect sense that you should start your own Pets YouTube channel. It sounds...

25 Slowest Dog Breeds

When adopting a dog that's going to be right for your personal lifestyle, the dog's athletic ability and energy levels are a very important...

20 Most Talkative Dog Breeds That Bark Often

Just because a dog breed is known to be vocal doesn’t make them any less popular. If you need a vocal canine, or are...

14 Most Rare Dog Breeds on the Planet

There are hundreds of dog breeds across the world. For different reasons, some of these breeds have become endangered and even extinct. With the...

Do These 10 Things Before Bringing Home A Rescue Dog

If you ask pet owners who've done impulse adoption, they'll tell you from experience that this is not a good idea for neither you...

30 Extinct Dog Breeds That Have Forever Disappeared from the Planet

It is hard to believe that some dog breeds we know and love today haven’t always been around. Below is a list of the now...

20 Most Feminine Dog Breeds for Women and Men

When you think of a feminine dog, you may have the image in your mind of a prissy little pooch riding around in a...

How to Tell Other Dog Owners They’re Doing Something Wrong

One of the great things about being a pet owner is knowing that there are other like-minded people out there who share the same...

How Much Organ Meat to Give Your Dog

Many dog owners who switched to raw feeding diet limit the amount of organ meat they give to dogs, but that might not be...

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No More Pain: Best Alternatives to Dog Shock Collars

Doesn't that dog shock collar hurts your animal, is a common question that an exponential number of pet lovers nowadays begin to repeat more often.  "It's...
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Excessive Barking in Dogs: How To Handle It?

Excessive barking in dogs is a pretty common thing most, if not some, dog owners have experienced at some point in caring for pups. Barking,...
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Dogs are wonderful pets, and bring many families a lot of joy.  If you live in an apartment and want to add a furry friend to...
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The Complete Guide to Owning a Deaf Dog

If you have never owned a deaf dog, you may find the concept daunting. But the truth is that with a few tweaks in how...
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How to Clean Dog Vomit in Car in 6 Easy Steps!

As a car owner, the last thing you want in your car is the sight and smell of dog vomit. Dogs are great travel buddies,...
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Blind Dog Training – Is It Possible?

Blind dogs and cats are just as loving and affectionate as their sharp-sighted counterparts. While training one may seem difficult at first, it will become...