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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...
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...
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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Summer is the perfect time to take time off work and head out for an adventure! While many dog owners don’t think to take...
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The Science-based Guide for Feeding Athletic Dogs

The aim of an appropriate nutritional plan for athletic dogs is to maximize performance and minimize the occurrence of injuries. To assess the best...
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The Guide to Water Intoxication in Dogs

Water intoxication in dogs is what happens when your pet consumes excess water. This can be from playing in the pool or biting on...
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15 Cheap Ways to Prevent Common Health Issues in Dogs

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9 Tips for Running with Dogs

Running can be a great pastime for dogs, not to mention that you and your dog get to spend time and bond together. However,...
Understanding The Science and Psychology of Dog Language

The Science and Psychology of Dog Language

Nearly all dog owners talk to their pets, but how much meaning do the dogs absorb? Certainly dogs understand how to follow commands we’ve...