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Interactive Puzzle Toys for Dogs

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...
Top Hunting Dog Supplies That'll Make You A Better Hunter

30 Hunting Dog Supplies That’ll Make You A Better Hunter

Ah, hunting. The grand old pastime. It’s not for everyone, of course, but for those pet owners with gun dogs who enjoy this adventure,...
Vet Recommended Safe Dog Treats for Snacking

Vet Recommended Safe Dog Treats for Snacking

Take a walk down the aisles of any “big-box” pet store and you will be overwhelmed by all the dog treats that are available...
Intervertebral Disc Disease

Let’s Talk: Intervertebral Disc Disease in Canines

Happy September! I hope you had some time to read last week's column about my interview with dog trainer Beth Jeffrey. It was wonderful to get...
Doggy Poop Bags and How to Live With Them

Doggy Poop Bags and How We Live With Them

Today I’d like to talk about a topic that dog owners most likely don’t think about that often: doggie poop bags or waste bags. Not...

Sunday’s Recap: Adopting A Dog That Fits Your Lifestyle

How is it possible that it is already the last Sunday of August? Summer is wrapping up and the kids are heading back to...
Outnumbered and Probably Outsmarted

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,...
How to Calm Your Dog Before Grooming

How to Calm Your Dog Before Grooming

Not all dogs are afraid of the groomer, but many are. Some dogs have so much anxiety about being groomed that they start getting...
The Business of Dog Training

Let’s Talk: The Business of Dog Training

Hopefully you had some time to read my column last week about pet health insurance. I'd really like to turn these articles into an open opportunity for...
Dog Clipper Blades - Pro Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Using Them

Dog Clipper Blades: Pro Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Using Them

One of the most common misconceptions about dog grooming is that using pet hair clippers on a canine is simple. A good pet groomer may...
Myths and Facts About Electric Dog Collars

Stay Humane: Myths and Facts About Electric Dog Collars

Assumptions aren’t that difficult to come by. Someone starts a trend or fad and other people jump right on the bandwagon without bothering to...
Harmful Additives in Commercial Dog Food

Sunday’s Recap: Harmful Additives in Commercial Dog Food

It's hard to believe that August is almost over. Kids are getting ready to go back to school, Labor Day weekend is just around...

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Hunting Dog Training - The Ultimate Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Hunting Dog Training

The initial aspects of training a hunting dog can seem daunting. But when you break down the process into its key goals and basic...
9 Neurological Problems in Dogs - How to Prevent and Fix Them

9 Neurological Problems in Dogs: How to Prevent and Fix Them

Dogs can suffer from many health problems, including neurological problems which are often scary for pet owners to deal with. Knowing how to spot...
20 Safety Tips for Teaching Kids and Dogs to Get Along

Infographic: 20 Safety Tips for Teaching Kids and Dogs to Get...

Some parents hesitate to adopt a dog because they don’t know how the pet and their children will get along. At the same time,...
The Complete Guide to Different Types of Assistance Dogs

The Complete Guide to Different Types of Assistance Dogs

For anyone looking into adopting an assistance animal to help with your day-to-day life, it's crucial to understand the differences between the various types of...
10 Cheap Dog Clothes That Are Actually Stylish

10 Cheap Dog Clothes That Are Actually Stylish

Most recent data shows that approx. 60% of owners buy clothes for their dogs, and dressing up our pets have long become core part...
Self-Warming Dog Bed - What is It and Does Your Dog Need One

Self-Warming Dog Bed: What is It and Does Your Dog Need...

You’ve likely run across the self-warming dog bed while shopping for other items for your pup, particularly among winter dog supplies (even though it's...
Homesteading for Dog Owners

Homesteading for Dog Owners

Since people are becoming more aware of the harmful effects of mass production of meat and dairy, some of them are leaving behind the...
35 Best Dog Raincoats to Keep Your Pet Dry and Warm in Rain

35+ Best Dog Raincoats to Keep Your Pet Dry and Warm...

Humans tend to project their own likes and dislikes onto their dogs. We don't like to be outside when it's raining, so we assume our...
The Complete Guide to Owning a Deaf Dog

The Complete Guide to Owning a Deaf Dog

If you have never owned a deaf dog before, you may find the concept daunting. But the truth is that with a few tweaks...

34 Facts About the Booming Pet Industry [Infographic]

The pet industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the Western world today. And not only does it grow quickly, it has...