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Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.

The Best Dog Carriers Review

We've tested a HUGE number of pet carriers for dogs, reviewed each one to find and rank the best dog carriers available. Here's our detailed buying guide.

TOP #95: Is It Safe to Feed Dogs a Plant Based...

Our most popular podcast guest Dr. Jennifer Adolphe, PhD is here to discuss a vegetarian diet for dogs. Is it safe? What are the pros and cons, and more.

The 10 Best Dog Toys for Boredom and More

Every dog needs toys to be entertained and mentally stimulated. Choosing toys for your pet seems like a simple task, but how can you...

Giveaway: Dog Harness and Leash ($45+ Value)

We're giving one lucky reader a chance to win a dog harness from Embark and a Sparkly Pets dog leash. This giveaway is worth more $45!

Review: Arf Pets Memory Training Puzzle Dog Toy

The best dog toys provide entertainment and mental stimulation. The Arf Pets Memory Training Puzzle Toy is a 2-in-1 puzzle toy and slow feeder.

Review: Brutus Bone Broth for Dogs

Brutus Bone Broth has created a product especially for dogs that is a healthier option than traditional canned broths for humans. Here's my review of it.

Review: West Paw Skamp Dog Toy

Whether your dog likes to tug, chase or chew, the West Paw Skamp Dog Toy will meet his needs. It's buoyant, pliable and 100% recyclable.

Review: WAUDOG Dog Collars – Leather and Waterproof

WAUDOG Dog Collars are made to please pups and their owners with many different options to choose from including leather and waterproof collars.

How to Kill Fleas on Dogs

Dogs are an ideal host for a family of fleas. This is why it's important that every owner know how to kill fleas on dogs. Here's my detailed guide on this.

Review: Longstem Over the Door Pet Organizer

If you're looking for a space-saving organizer to hold of your dog's supplies, the Longstem Over the Door Pet Organizer is exactly what you need.

How to Teach a Dog to Sit with Positive Reinforcement

You need to begin training your dog as soon as you bring him home. Learning how to teach a dog to sit will be one of the first commands you'll teach.

TOP #94: How DNA Research Is Helping Dogs Around the World

I'm speaking with Dr. Angela Hughes, PhD and her work in canine genetics field. We discuss current research and what the future holds for pets and owners.

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