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Top Dog Tips publishes opinion and op-ed pieces on the most original, unique and interesting tops on dogs and pet ownership. Whether it’s dog experts or passionate pet parents, we work hard to make sure to provide the most accurate and original articles that are useful to read for any pet owner. This is our promise to dog parents: you won’t be able to find anything similar on any other dog website online!

How Owners Lose Their Dogs' Trust

How Owners Lose Their Dogs’ Trust

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw Shaw was right. Dogs are...
Should Your Dog Eat People Food

Let’s Talk: Should Your Dog Eat People Food?

Hey readers! I hope you are having a great week and you had time to check out my column from last week about Dog Park...
DIY Dog Halloween Costumes

Let’s Talk: DIY Dog Halloween Costumes

It's the last week of October, and that means that Halloween is only a few days away. If you're a dog owner there are...
Heartworm Prevention in Dogs

Sunday’s Recap: Heartworm Prevention in Dogs

Last week my column was about buying pet store puppies and all the dangers that come with it. The reason so many pet store puppies...
Caring for a Diabetic Dog and Tips on Dogs with Diabetes

8 Expert Tips on How to Care for A Diabetic Dog

Last week I shared some great resources with helpful information on super foods for dogs. Feeding your dog top quality nutrition is the best...
The Truth About the Safest Dog Car Seat Choices

The Truth About the “Safest” Dog Car Seats

The development and effective marketing of dog car seats offer a sense of security for pet owners. But just how safe are the current...
How to Get Pet Stains Out of the Carpet and Furniture

How to Get Pet Stains Out of the Carpet and Furniture

Uh-oh, you've come home to see a stain left on the carpet. Unfortunately this is a common problem for pet parents. If you have a...
No Need For Shock Collars! Try These Tricks Instead

No More Pain: Best Alternatives to Dog Shock Collars

Doesn't that dog shock collar hurts your animal, is a common question that an exponential number of pet lovers nowadays begin to repeat more often.  "It's...
Senior Dogs Deserve a Better Quality of Life

Improving Quality of Life for Senior Dogs

Dogs are wonderful creatures. They fill our lives with so much joy, entertainment, and love. The only bad part of being a dog owner is that...
The Healing Power of Dogs

The Healing Power of Dogs

We all know what service dogs can do and the immeasurable benefits they offer those of us dealing with physical and mental challenges. But...
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Op-ed: True Confession – I Gave My Sister a Wolfdog Hybrid

Evidence indicates that the domestication of wolves began between 10,000 and 100,000 years ago. This was the beginning of the genetic split between wolves...
How Dog Pooper Scoopers Are Saving Our Planet

How Dog Pooper Scoopers Are Saving Our Planet

When you think of things that are “saving our planet,” pooper scoopers are probably not the first thing that comes to mind. You’re probably thinking...

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Are you faced with the challenging decision of how to let go of your furry companion? We understand that circumstances change. And even...
Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

One of the best qualities of our canine companions is their unwavering loyalty. Why are dogs so loyal? There are amazing stories about the unmatched loyalty of dogs - dogs that have sat on their owner’s graves, waited patiently for months for their owners to return from war and even stories of dogs walking thousands of miles to reunite with their masters.
Why Do Pets Make Us Happy?

Why Do Pets Make Us Happy?

Nothing beats the feeling of seeing a happy dog or friendly cat come running over to you looking for a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. Why do pets make us happy? Pets do a lot more than just keep us company. The unconditional love that they provide us with is priceless and incomparable to any love that we get other humans.

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Are you looking for dog names starting with Z? Well, you're in the right place! Getting a new pup would mean preparing for a new set...
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How Many Dogs Are Too Many?

We've all been there. Pet owners of one dog think, "Maybe I should get one more." Then, once you get the second dog, you'll...
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Can Dogs Get Sick From Humans?

If you have been caring for dogs for quite a while now, you must have known we can get sick from them. Rabies, giardia—name...
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Dandie Dinmont Terrier Breed Profile

Not a lot of people know about this breed, but the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not something you should ignore when you chance upon...
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Dog Names Starting With Y

Do you plan on getting a pup? Do you have a new furry addition to your family? If you do, you're probably pondering what would...
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Can Dogs Be Blood Donors?

There are many ways to help dogs in need—voluntary work, shelter adoption, feeding the strays... But have you ever thought of donating blood? No, not yours,...
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My Dog Ate a Diaper! Should I Be Worried?

"My dog ate a diaper! What should I do?" If you're a new parent and a dog owner, you should know what they say about...