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Rachel is a writer living in Los Angeles and an alum of UNC Chapel Hill. She has been a pet owner since the age of three and began dog-walking in 2015. Her nine-year-old Pug and best pal, Ellie, is the queen of sassy faces, marathon naps, and begging.

Heated Dog Blankets and Beds: Are They Useful and Safe for...

Despite all the fluff and fur, pets may need help keeping warm, particularly during the colder seasons. While heated dog blankets can come with hazards,...

7 Things to Consider Before Buying and Installing a Dog Door

Whether you’ve got a pup that’s extremely active or one who loves to drink lots of water and needs frequent bathroom breaks, the idea...

Can Bed Bugs Travel on Dogs?

In the past few years, there has been more talk about bed bugs than ever before. The main reason for this was the bed...

What’s Wrong With My Dog? The 5 Best Symptom Checkers Online

It's normal to be worried about your dog if you notice some changes in his health or behavior. If the issue doesn't appear urgent,...

Mud, Dirt, Debris and Dog Walking: 8 Tips for Keeping Things...

How many times have you come home from a walk with your dog and ended up cleaning mud or dirt from your floor or...

Indoor Dog Toilet for Winter: A Necessity or a Waste of...

Some dog owners choose to get an indoor dog toilet for their pets during the winter to spare them from going out into the...

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Busy During the Day

If you’ve ever had a dog destroy your couch, bed or half your kitchen out of boredom, then you know how important it is...

9 Cons of Being a Dog Owner (And Why It’s Still...

Even being the biggest fans of dogs doesn’t mean that owners are blind to some of the drawback of pet ownership. Having a dog...

8 Dangers of Leaving Your Dog Home Alone for Long

Dogs are social animals, but some owners forget to stop and think how important it is for our four-legged friends to be around us....

How to Get Your Dog to Sleep on a Dog Bed

If you enjoy having your pooch sleep together with you on your bed, there's nothing wrong with that. But many dog owners complain about...

Your Dog Doesn’t Like Kids? 5 Things You Can Do

Why don’t some dogs like children? I can reassure you right away, your dog doesn't have a hidden agenda to hate on kids. Aside...

10 Effective Ways to Naturally Boost Your Dog’s Health

There's nothing we want more than a long life and good health for our pet dog. But since animals can't look after their health...

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Heated Dog Blankets and Beds - Are They Useful and Safe for Our Pets

Heated Dog Blankets and Beds: Are They Useful and Safe for...

Despite all the fluff and fur, pets may need help keeping warm, particularly during the colder seasons. While heated dog blankets can come with hazards,...
Breathing Problems in Dogs - What It Means and How to Fix It

Breathing Problems in Dogs: How to Spot Them and What to...

Numerous dog breathing problems can present a life-threatening situation and a quick reaction on the owner's part is often necessary. Respiratory problems can be...
Lifelong Dog Care Costs Explained

Lifelong Dog Care Costs Explained

Aspiring dog owners often underestimate the cost of dog ownership over a lifetime, sometimes either focusing only on monthly or yearly costs, or overlooking...
5 Signs of Dog Anal Glands Problems (And What to Do)

5 Signs of Dog Anal Glands Problems (And What to Do)

While dog anal glands problems are usually not life-threatening, with the exception of anal gland cancer, they are relatively common and can affect your dog’s...
Disaster Preparedness - Are You and Your Pet Prepared

Disaster Preparedness: Are You and Your Pet Prepared?

Disaster preparedness is something that many of us don’t think about until it’s too late. In light of the devastating natural disasters we have...
Top 16 Commands You Must Teach Your Dog After Adopting

16 Commands You Must Teach Your Dog After Adopting

You’ve made an excellent decision to adopt a homeless dog from your local animal shelter. However, when adopting a dog with an unknown history,...
A Dog for Personal Protection - 6 Things You Must Consider First

A Dog for Personal Protection: 6 Things You Must Consider First

We adopt dogs for many reasons: we may want companionship, a jogging partner, or someone else to take care of; we may be looking...
AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification - Everything You Need to Know

Canine Good Citizen Certification: Everything You Need to Know

The AKC Canine Good Citizen program provides a solid foundation of behavioral training for your dog, but it also comes with some unexpected additional...
Top 45 Best Dog Rescues in the World That Make a Difference

Top 45 Best Dog Rescues in the World

Top Dog Tips awards program recognizes The 45 World's Best Dog Rescues of 2019 for their dedication, accomplishments and the difference that they make.
15 of My Personal Favorite Dog Food Recipes

15 of My Personal Favorite Dog Food Recipes

We have hundreds of recipes published here on Top Dog Tips for dog owners looking to start cooking for their pets. However, with so...