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!

Why Dog Parents Need to Invest in Dog Vests

Why Dog Parents Need to Invest in Dog Vests

Clothes aren’t just for humans. Dogs can be dressed up as well, although not necessarily in a frilly costume. Dog vests are used for a...
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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...
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Sunday’s Recap: Being Choosy About Dog Toys

Another Sunday morning means another Sunday Recap here at Top Dog Tips. Did you get time to read my column last week about adopting...
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Sunday’s Recap: Dogs and Children

Happy Sunday! I hope your week was more relaxing than mine. We've been busy here at Top Dog Tips putting out our regular columns...
Caring For Your Dog on a Budget

Sunday’s Recap: Caring For Your Dog on a Budget

Another weekend is coming to a close, and what better to do on a Sunday afternoon than catch up with some reading. My column...
Serendipity and Dogs

Op-Ed: Serendipity and Dogs

I’ve been thinking a lot about serendipity lately, which as you’ll understand in a moment if you don’t already, means that anything I learn...
Sharing Thanksgiving Dinner with Dogs

Let’s Talk: Sharing Thanksgiving Dinner with Dogs

Today is the day! Thanksgiving is finally here. Keep the Thanksgiving safety tips that I shared last week in mind, and understand the dangers...
Training Dogs with Electronic Collars

Ask a Dog Trainer: Training Dogs with Electronic Shock Collars

Training a dog isn't something to venture into lightly. There are numerous methods of dog training, and every canine responds differently to each one. Finding...
Benefits of Raising Your Children with Dogs

The Benefits of Raising Your Children with Dogs

Dog lovers understand many of the benefits of having a canine companion. They lift our spirits and console us when we're feeling sad. Dogs...
Is the Raw Food Diet for Dogs a Good Choice for My Pet

Interview: Is Raw Dog Food Diet Safe for Dogs?

The raw food diet for dogs is controversial, but its popularity is growing among pet owners striving to feed their dog a healthy and safe...
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The Importance of Nose Work for Dogs and How to Train Them

Everyone knows that dogs have much sharper sense of smell than us humans, but did you know that it's good for them to exercise...
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 they pass,...


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4 Tips & Tricks for Navigating Peak Flea and Tick Season

Here it comes... the dreaded peak flea and tick season. For us pet owners, while we love those sunny beach trips and walking in the...
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Have Pet, Will Travel: Guide to Spring or Summer Trips with...

In Partnership with Merck Animal Health In my opinion, there's no better time to travel with your pet than in either spring or summer. The weather's...
Can I Afford A Dog

Can I Afford A Dog?

Owning a pet is expensive. It’s more than just planning for food and toys. If you’ve been asking yourself, can I afford a dog, here is everything you need to know. A big part of being a responsible pet owner is preparing for the endeavor financially. Creating a consistent budget can help you plan for routine expenses like food, treats and toys, as well as unexpected expenses like vet visits in the event of an emergency. Asking the question can I afford a dog is a very responsible thing to do. Many pet owners don’t plan a budget before adopting a dog, and that can get you into a lot of trouble.
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How to Get Rid of a Dog: The Right Way

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.

Dog Names Starting With Z

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...
Dandie Dinmont Terrier Breed profile

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...