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Therapy Dog Training - How To Get Your Dog Certified

Therapy Dog Training: How To Get Your Dog Certified

Everyone needs a helping hand (or paw) once in a while. Therapy dogs are good for people who are struggling with mental illness, psychological...
How to Write a Dog Boarding Business Plan

How to Write a Dog Boarding Business Plan

You love dogs and want to open a dog boarding business, but you aren't sure where to begin. Unfortunately, running a successful dog kennel...
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Sunday’s Recap: Grooming Your Dog at Home

Another week has come and gone. I hope you've all enjoyed last week’s Sunday's Recap about the importance of socializing puppies. This week I...
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Let’s Talk: Responsible Dog Breeding

Hopefully you’ve all been able to check out my Sunday Recap from last week. Those columns give me a wonderful chance to connect with you...
Canine Genetics - How to Make a Dog

Op-Ed: Canine Genetics – How to Make a Dog

Many years ago, I decided to breed a litter of cocker spaniels. I had a solid-black female with a good pedigree, and after some...
Safe Playtime - Why You Should Consider a Pet Playpen for Dogs

Safe Playtime: Why You Should Consider a Playpen for Dogs

Dogs are some of the most unique, energetic, funny, and entertaining creatures in the world. If humans had half the energy that dogs do,...
How I Help My Dog Deal With Separation Anxiety

How I Help My Dog Deal With Separation Anxiety

One of the most common problems for pet parents is dealing with a dog that suffers from separation anxiety. Some dogs are destructive when...
How to Start a Dog Boarding Business

How to Start a Dog Boarding Business

Dog boarding is a great business opportunity for animal lovers and, according to The American Pet Products Association, is also one of the fastest-growing...
My Low-Calorie Superfood Secret To Training A Dog

My Low-Calorie Superfood Secret To Training A Dog

Everyone can agree that a well-mannered dog is more enjoyable to be around than a poorly-mannered dog, but teaching a dog even the most...
Pros Cons of Wireless Dog Containment Systems

Pros & Cons of Wireless Dog Containment Systems

There are some cases in which bias is inappropriate and not to be encouraged. Reporting the news, for example, or judging some sort of...
How to Dress Your Dog and Avoid Embarassment

How to Dress Your Dog and Avoid Embarrassment

Today I’m going to talk about a topic that every dog owner has an opinion on. In fact, the opinions of this topic tend...
How to Write a Dog Breeding Business Plan

How to Write a Dog Breeding Business Plan

There are not many things that are cuter than a little newborn puppy, and being able to watch him be born and grow to...

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How to Get Rid of a Dog: The Right Way

Are you faced with the challenging decision of how to let go of your furry companion? We understand that circumstances change. And even...
Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

One of the best qualities of our canine companions is their unwavering loyalty. Why are dogs so loyal? There are amazing stories about the unmatched loyalty of dogs - dogs that have sat on their owner’s graves, waited patiently for months for their owners to return from war and even stories of dogs walking thousands of miles to reunite with their masters.
Why Do Pets Make Us Happy?

Why Do Pets Make Us Happy?

Nothing beats the feeling of seeing a happy dog or friendly cat come running over to you looking for a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. Why do pets make us happy? Pets do a lot more than just keep us company. The unconditional love that they provide us with is priceless and incomparable to any love that we get other humans.

Dog Names Starting With Z

Are you looking for dog names starting with Z? Well, you're in the right place! Getting a new pup would mean preparing for a new set...
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How Many Dogs Are Too Many?

We've all been there. Pet owners of one dog think, "Maybe I should get one more." Then, once you get the second dog, you'll...
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Can Dogs Get Sick From Humans?

If you have been caring for dogs for quite a while now, you must have known we can get sick from them. Rabies, giardia—name...
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Dandie Dinmont Terrier Breed Profile

Not a lot of people know about this breed, but the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not something you should ignore when you chance upon...
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Dog Names Starting With Y

Do you plan on getting a pup? Do you have a new furry addition to your family? If you do, you're probably pondering what would...
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Can Dogs Be Blood Donors?

There are many ways to help dogs in need—voluntary work, shelter adoption, feeding the strays... But have you ever thought of donating blood? No, not yours,...
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My Dog Ate a Diaper! Should I Be Worried?

"My dog ate a diaper! What should I do?" If you're a new parent and a dog owner, you should know what they say about...