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Best Dog Supplies According to the Experts

Sunday’s Recap: Best Dog Supplies According to the Experts

Another Sunday is in the books! It was a chilly day here in Maine, and we spent most of the afternoon working on behavioral...
Are Premium Dog Hair Clippers Worth It

Dollars & Sense: Are Premium Dog Hair Clippers Worth It?

Personally, I like saving money. The question, before I buy pretty much anything, is “Do I really need this?” Oftentimes, the inner struggle and...
Sustainability in the Pet Industry

Sunday’s Recap: Sustainability in the Pet Industry

Good Sunday morning, readers! I hope you enjoyed your week as much as I did. Hopefully you caught my column last week. I talked...
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...
Confusion About Negative Reinforcement During Dog Training

Let’s Talk: Confusion About Negative Reinforcement During Dog Training

Good morning, readers, and happy Wednesday! I hope you're enjoying your week so far and that you had time to catch my column last...
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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...
Blogs for Dog Lovers

Sunday’s Recap: 9 Blogs for Dog Lovers

It's Sunday again, and you know what that means - time for my Sunday Recap. Did you have time to catch my column last week?...
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...
Dog Abuse

Dog Abuse: Let’s Fix This, One Dog At a Time

Animal abuse is one of the most heartbreaking things in the world, and dogs are the most common victims of animal cruelty. The Humane...
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...
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...
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...


Sasha the dog running on the beach

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...
Sasha in the car

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.
how to get rid of a dog

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...