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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...
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...
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...
homemade dog food

Benefits of Feeding Dogs Homemade Dog Food

The recent recalls and safety concerns in the pet food industry have led many dog owners to consider changing their pet's diet. There have been...
nose work for dogs

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...

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5 Benefits of Dogs Sleeping in Your Bed

Dog adoption has been on the rise lately. With the social isolation imposed due to COVID-19 restrictions, many people have chosen animal interaction to overcome...
How Do I Know If My Dog Likes Daycare

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...
How do you check a dog's temperament

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...
Cinnamon for Dogs - Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

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...
Top 10 Best Dogs for Seniors and How They Benefit the Elderly

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...
Semi-Moist Dog Food

Semi Moist Dog Food: Pros, Cons, Best Brands

Quick Glance At The Best Semi-Moist Dog Food We've Chosen The semi moist dog type is likely a term you haven’t heard before, but it’s...
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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...