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Expensive Dog Food Brands

Expensive Dog Food Brands: Are They Worth the High Cost?

With all the dog food commercials out there, it can be pretty confusing deciding what is the best food for your pup. Our options...
How Fighting Dogs Are Trained

How Fighting Dogs Are Trained: The Grim Reality

We know that dog fighting is illegal, but some people still believe that it shouldn’t be. What exactly goes into training fighting canines? Which...
Importance of No-Pull Dog Harnesses and No-Pull Dog Collars

Why No-Pull Dog Harnesses and Collars Are the Safest Choice

It's very common for dogs to pull on their leashes when you walk them. Dog leash pulling is one of the most common behavioral...
Cutting Dogs Tails

A Case Against Cutting Dogs’ Tails and Ears

With the excitement of bringing home a purebred puppy, many new owners are given the option that they perhaps had never even thought of...
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....
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!...

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10 Effective Ways to Naturally Boost Your Dog's Health

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...
The Best and Worst Countries for Dogs

The Best and Worst Countries for Dogs and Their Owners

If you’re considering emigration and want to bring Fido along with you, it’s best to do a little research on just how dog-friendly a...
Top 20 Dog Breeds Worst at Swimming

20 Dog Breeds Worst at Swimming

While most dogs enjoy water and they are natural swimmers, some breeds are just not built for swimming or they simply dislike water. Owners...
10 Reasons Your Dog Barks

10 Reasons Your Dog Barks

A dog barking is just as natural as a child learning to talk and as with any form of communication, it crops up for...
Best Dog Supplies Deals - 12 Days of Deals and Christmas

12 Days of Deals: Best Deals on Dog Supplies We Could...

If you are looking for more great deals on dog supplies, Amazon currently has "12 Days of Deals" going strong to celebrate upcoming Christmas...
25 Ways to Be a Responsible Dog Owner

25 Ways to Be a Responsible Dog Owner

Being a responsible dog owner isn’t just something that you owe to your dog, it’s something that you owe to the general public. This...

8 Tips on Buying and Safely Using Dog Hair Clippers

While taking your dog to a professional groomer to get a cut may be expensive and not in everyone's budget, using a pet clipper...

10 Things You Must Know About Dog Vaccines

Vaccinations are supposed to protect your dog from different illnesses, and some definitely do and are essential (core vaccines). Not all vaccines may be...
8 Tips on How to Train a Dog Not to Run Away and Safely Walk Off-leash

8 Tips on How to Train a Dog Not to Run...

Having your dog run away when off-leash and then go missing is a terrifying feeling. If you have a pet that doesn't really listen, learning...
13 Commonly Banned Dog Breeds

13 Commonly Banned Dog Breeds

Some countries and U.S. states pass breed discrimination laws now, banning owners from adopting certain breeds. The way these laws work can be complicated....