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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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9 Emergency Dog Health Problems That Cannot Be Delayed

9 Emergency Dog Health Conditions That Cannot Be Delayed

Dealing with any type of dog health problems is often distressing for pet owners, and you must take your pup to the vet if...
7 Situations That May Stress Out Your Dogs

7 Situations That May Stress Out Your Dogs

The world is a stressful place and even dogs experience triggers that can easily raise their anxiety level. Some pet owners, however, don't realize...
The Best Dog Trainers in San Diego

13 Best Dog Trainers in San Diego, California

Professional dog training isn’t just for dogs with problem behaviors. Many dogs can benefit from getting professional instruction. Having a trained professional who understands...
Top 7 Worst Human Foods for Dogs (Based on Studies)

7 Human Foods Dogs Can’t Eat and Why (Based on Studies)

Even though dogs are somewhere between carnivores and omnivores that consume the organic matter of other animals, they can also be classified as opportunistic...
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Pet Insurance: A Beginner’s Guide

With so many pet insurance programs on the market, it’s hard to know which one offers the best coverage (and pricing) for your and...

1000 Most Cool Dog Names

You've adopted a dog and it's now time to name your pup. If you're looking for cool dog names, we've got a huge list...
6 Most Common Dog Ear Problems - How to Prevent and Fix Them

6 Most Common Dog Ear Problems: How to Prevent and Fix...

One in five canines will suffer from some type of ear disease throughout their life. In most cases of dog ear problems, these issues...
New Puppy Checklist - 15 Things You Must Do

New Puppy Checklist: 15 Things You Must Do

Before bringing home a new puppy, there are a few things that you need to do to make their homecoming as comfortable and as...
Do Dogs Like Music and Why

Do Dogs Like Music?

We all know how dogs react to unfamiliar noise - thunder causes a fearful response, where the sound of a siren brings out a howl....

15 Dog Safety Tips for Halloween

With Halloween a few weeks away, every pet parent should keep these Halloween hazards in mind so that this fun night won’t be ruined...