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Are Dog Grooming Schools Worth It

Are Dog Grooming Schools Worth It?

I could answer this question quite easily, because as a professional dog groomer, this is not the first time I've been asked whether dog...
Dog Obesity Awareness Infographic

Dog Obesity Awareness [Infographic]

Dog obesity is a continuously growing epidemic in the United States, and this problem is only becoming worse. The core issue of today's dog obesity issue is because...

Dog Safety: This Is Why Your Dog Needs a GPS Tracker

A dog owner's worst nightmare when it comes to their pet would be to have their dog get lost. Runaway dogs are an unfortunate,...
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...
Do Pet Parents Need a Dog Grooming Table at Home

Do Pet Parents Need a Dog Grooming Table at Home

As pet parents, part of our job is grooming. How we live up to that responsibility is up to us. Instead of grooming our...
Vet On Demand

Interviewing Pet Professionals: Vet on Demand

Hello readers and happy Monday! I hope you're enjoying the start to your work week. Here at Top Dog Tips I've been busy as...
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...
Best Homemade Gifts for Dogs DIY

Let’s Talk: Best Homemade Gifts for Dogs

Last week we discussed Christmas dangers for dogs, and there are more than you'd think. With Christmas less than two weeks away, many pet...
what is dog psychology

Expert Interview: What is Dog Psychology?

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers has declared January to be National Train Your Dog Month to highlight the importance of proper socialization and...
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...
Interactive Puzzle Toys for Dogs

Interactive Puzzle Toys for Dogs as a Brain Exercise

Dogs need shelter and a comfortable, familiar place to sleep. They need good, nutritious dog food. They need human companionship. Dog also require a lot...
What Ingredients Should You Look For in Dog Food?

Sunday’s Recap: What Ingredients Should You Look For in Dog Food?

I can't believe it's the middle of October already! Fall is well underway here in Maine and everyone is busy preparing for winter. We're...

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The Ultimate Dog Show Guide

  A dog show is commonly called a conformation event, intended to evaluate and assess the breeding stock of different dogs. The size of the event...

Does Pet Insurance Cover Dental Care?

How often have you stopped your pet from putting something in its mouth? Our guess is “countless”! Pets tend to explore everything orally—from a new...
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Pekingese Dog Breed Profile

Are you looking for a miniature toy breed that is neither aloof nor clingy to keep you company? Do you want to learn more about...
English Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed Profile

English Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed Profile

The English Cocker Spaniel dog breed is an adorable pooch with a charming character and alluring good looks. Learn more about living with this...

11 Dog-Friendly Backyard Ideas on a Budget

A dream backyard for the dog isn’t about you concocting weird and crazy expensive playgrounds; it’s about working towards addressing the needs and wants...
5 Embarrassing Dog Health Concerns

5 Embarrassing Dog Health Concerns

As a dog parent, you are going to experience more than a few situations that leave you blushing. Some of these are over no sooner...
How To Make Homemade Cleaners That Are Safe for Dogs

How to Make Homemade Pet-Friendly Cleaners

Take a look at the cleaning products underneath your kitchen sink or in your bathroom closet. Read the label. Aside from water, you probably can't pronounce...
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Foamy Dog Poop: Should You Be Worried?

Did you know that you can tell the status of your dog's health through their poop? If you've noticed that your dog is defecating foamy...
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Dog Dementia Diet: Nutrition For Dogs with Dementia

Puppies need a lot of stimulation and attention. As they age, maintaining their cognitive health is just as or more important than ever. And...
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Samoyed Dog Breed Profile

Pretty and intelligent—these are just a few things we can describe the Samoyed. These dogs might look like lap dogs, but they are capable...