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Intervertebral Disc Disease

Let’s Talk: Intervertebral Disc Disease in Canines

Happy September! I hope you had some time to read last week's column about my interview with dog trainer Beth Jeffrey. It was wonderful to get...

Sunday’s Recap: Adopting A Dog That Fits Your Lifestyle

How is it possible that it is already the last Sunday of August? Summer is wrapping up and the kids are heading back to...
Outnumbered and Probably Outsmarted

Op-Ed: Outnumbered and Probably Outsmarted

I am the manager of an eleven-mammal household: one very busy teenager, one old grouch, a cat that hides, seven papillons, and me. Actually,...
Myths and Facts About Electric Dog Collars

Stay Humane: Myths and Facts About Electric Dog Collars

Assumptions aren’t that difficult to come by. Someone starts a trend or fad and other people jump right on the bandwagon without bothering to...
Harmful Additives in Commercial Dog Food

Sunday’s Recap: Harmful Additives in Commercial Dog Food

It's hard to believe that August is almost over. Kids are getting ready to go back to school, Labor Day weekend is just around...
Pet Health Insurance

Let’s Talk: Pet Health Insurance

Good morning readers! Hopefully you all enjoyed my column last week about raw food diets and the changes I'm making to my dog's diet right...
Are Raw Bones Good for Dogs

Sunday’s Recap: Are Raw Bones Good for Dogs?

Happy Sunday readers! It was a busy week here at Top Dog Tips, but I was able to sneak in some research anyway. Last week we...
Responsible Breeding

Let’s Talk: Responsible Dog Breeding

Hopefully you’ve all been able to check out my Sunday Recap from last week. Those columns give me a wonderful chance to connect with you...
Canine Genetics - How to Make a Dog

Op-Ed: Canine Genetics – How to Make a Dog

Many years ago, I decided to breed a litter of cocker spaniels. I had a solid-black female with a good pedigree, and after some...
How I Help My Dog Deal With Separation Anxiety

How I Help My Dog Deal With Separation Anxiety

One of the most common problems for pet parents is dealing with a dog that suffers from separation anxiety. Some dogs are destructive when...
Socializing Puppies

Sunday’s Recap: Socializing Puppies

Sundays are traditionally a day of relaxation, spending time with family, and participating in some of your favorite activities. One of my favorite things...
Pros Cons of Wireless Dog Containment Systems

Pros & Cons of Wireless Dog Containment Systems

There are some cases in which bias is inappropriate and not to be encouraged. Reporting the news, for example, or judging some sort of...

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How Do I Know If My Dog Likes Daycare?

The guilt of leaving your dog home alone is real, especially when you are a working pet parent! You want to always be there for...
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How Do You Check a Dog’s Temperament?

Whether you're looking to adopt a new dog or purchase a puppy, a temperament test can help evaluate the dog's behavior in various situations. These...
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Is Cinnamon Bad for Dogs? Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

We know cinnamon has health benefits for people, but have you ever wondered if it’s safe for your dog to chew on a cinnamon...
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Pros and Cons of Inbreeding Dogs

Anyone that's ever looked for a purebred dog has probably come across articles talking about inbreeding. Inbreeding is the intentional mating together of two closely...
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Best Age to Separate a Puppy from its Mother

Eventually, all pups grow up. But the question we all have been asking remains... what is the best age to separate a puppy from its...
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10 Best Dogs for Seniors and How They Benefit the Elderly

Depending on the stage of life you're in, there are certain breeds that will fit you, or someone you know, better. The best dogs for...
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Semi Moist Dog Food: Pros, Cons, Best Brands

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How Can You Tell if a Dog is Aggressive

How can you tell if a dog is aggressive? The barking? The stalker-ish stance? The snarl? Definitely, there are tell-tale signs that the dog across the...
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Dog Dementia Breeds: Are Some Dog Breeds Prone to Dementia?

Many senior dogs will, unfortunately, fall victim to dementia, with the likelihood of diagnosis increasing as the animal ages. While dementia is a well-known and...