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Catherine is a writer and editor living in Memphis, TN. After working for a state supreme court justice, she retired to write and work with her dogs, six papillons and a rescue. She has been a foster parent for abused children, using her love of dogs to teach them the benefits and responsibilities of loving something dependent on them.

8 Types of Dog Leashes and How to Choose the Right...

The girl held a wiggling, very young puppy as she stared at the display of different types of dog leashes. The clerk approached and...

10 Totally Awesome Gifts for Dog Lovers

The perfect gift for a dog lover. A tall order, huh? I started by thinking about all the things I could use and would...

How to Prepare Your Dog for Summer

Summer is a great time to spend afternoons in the sun, at the beach, hiking, and participating in many other fun activities with your...

How to Choose the Right Dog Kennel Cover

Kennel covers are important to dog products to have whether your dog has an outdoor kennel or indoor dog crate. At times every dog needs...

Is Peanut Butter Healthy for Dogs?

I’ve heard how crazy dogs are for peanut butter and decided to try it with my group. They’re generally not picky about what they...

American Shorthair Cat Breed: Characteristics, Behavior, Diet and Grooming Tips

The American Shorthair Cat Breed is among the most famous felines in the US, which shows that it’s a well-loved breed.  But it isn’t that...

Op-ed: True Confession – I Gave My Sister a Wolfdog Hybrid

Evidence indicates that the domestication of wolves began between 10,000 and 100,000 years ago. This was the beginning of the genetic split between wolves...

Op-Ed: Serendipity and Dogs

I’ve been thinking a lot about serendipity lately, which as you’ll understand in a moment if you don’t already, means that anything I learn...

Cons of Operant Conditioning: Is Your Dog a Gambling Addict?

In the 70s, there was a lot of unrest accompanied by paranoia over a theory of behavior surfacing in psychology. Never mind that the...

Interactive Puzzle Toys for Dogs as a Brain Exercise

Dogs need shelter and a comfortable, familiar place to sleep. They need good, nutritious dog food. They need human companionship. Dog also require a lot...

Op-Ed: Outnumbered and Probably Outsmarted

I am the manager of an eleven-mammal household: one very busy teenager, one old grouch, a cat that hides, seven papillons, and me. Actually,...

Dog Teeth Cleaning 101: Brushing Dogs’ Teeth

My vet cleaned my dogs’ teeth for free earlier this year. At almost $300 each, it was a very nice gift. Since I have...

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