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Debunking Pit Bulls Nanny Dogs Myths

The Pit Bulls Nanny Dogs That Never Were (Debunking the Myth)

A dog lover may view the fierce reputation of the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT), with a good deal of skepticism. Having a love...
Why Study of Dog DNA is Improving Our Understanding of Humans

How the Study of Dog DNA is Improving Our Understanding of Humans

Analysis of canine genetics has led to several revelations about canine history, breed development and even human pathology. Determining the domestication of dogs can be...
Dog Ownership and the Nonexistence of Time

Dogs and the Nonexistence of Time

Have you ever met a bloodhound? They are incredibly gentle, intelligent and stubborn creatures, loyal to their human friends, unbelievably tolerant of other animals and...
The Saga of Pet Ownership

The Saga of Dog Ownership – A First-Hand Account

As far back as I can remember, I had always wanted a dog. Like every kid, I begged and begged until my parents relented....
Myths That Many Dog Owners Still Believe

30 Myths That Many Dog Owners Still Believe

Myths abound in the dog world and today, we’re looking at some of the most popular ones that many of us pet owners still...
Pet Caskets for Dogs

Are Pet Caskets for Dogs Too Much? Do We Really Need Them?

Pets can be the most meaningful beings in a person’s life. They are family, friends and life partners all wrapped into one. So when...
How Dog Owners Justify Training Dogs With Shock Collars

How Dog Owners Justify Training Dogs With Shock Collars

Infamous dog shock collars, or e-collars, are the most controversial training tool in the dog world. On one side there are the people who...
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure – For Dogs

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure – For Dogs

Veterinary care is one of the largest expenses that dog owners need to budget for. Many of us don't put a lot of thought...
Reasons FOR Adopting Older Preloved Dogs

3 Reasons FOR Adopting Older Preloved Dogs

Many potential dog owners shy away from adopting a senior dog for a variety of reasons. But don't be fooled by the common thought!...
Dog Tear Stains

The Truth About Tear Stains on Dogs

Tear stains are an eye-sore (no pun intended). There's no doubt that they aren't pleasant to look at, but did you know there are also...
Benefits of a Dog Backpack Carrier & Why I Love Mine

Benefits of a Dog Backpack Carrier & Why I Love Mine

A dog backpack carrier is a type of rag suck that you sit your little pooch in and carry her in, whether at the front...
Dog Muzzles Aren't Just for Aggression

Let’s Talk: Dog Muzzles Aren’t Just for Aggression

Dog muzzles are a controversial piece of training equipment, but they can be used for more than just aggression - just make sure you...

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