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5 Easy Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Car

Getting ready to hit the road with your dog? It’s not always easy to keep dogs safe in the car, even though they’re great company for cruising. Whether you’re just going for a short drive or taking a long road trip, don’t forget to take basic precautions when you take your dog with you. Because puppy kisses […]

Science Discovers That Dogs Can Sense ‘Bad People’

Does your dog act differently towards different types of people? Better yet, does your dog seem to dislike folks you’re not a fan of either? Well, maybe that’s because your dog can sense when someone is a ‘bad person.’ Science has just confirmed that dogs can discern a good person from a not-so-good person. Science […]

How Much Do Rescue Dogs Remember From Their Pasts?

You know your rescue dog had a life before you walked into the shelter, but how much of that time do they actually remember? Would your dog recognize their old owners or where they used to live? Can they recall specific experiences whether they were good or bad? For some rescues, forgetting a painful past […]

Zoomies: Why Does My Dog Get Them?

What on earth is the Zoomies? Well according to Urban Dictionary, Zoomies are… “When your dog runs around the house like crazy jumping on the couch, running up and down the stairs, and all over the house. It usually ends with them falling to the floor, panting like crazy and taking a nap.” That’s pretty […]

What is Board and Training?

If you are looking for a fast way to train your dog and find you do not have the time or skill to commit, you may have stumbled upon some board and training programs. The advertisements can be really flashy, with luring descriptions of how the dog trainer will do do all the work for […]

8 Foolproof Steps To Prevent Ear Infections In Dogs

Ear infections are messy, stinky, frustrating, and worst of all, uncomfortable for your dog. Several factors contribute to the development of yeast or bacterial ear infections including allergies and excess hair or moisture in the ear. The following 8 steps can help you get ahead of the causes and prevent this itchy, painful and all-too-common […]

July 4th Safety

Fireworks, picnics and other Fourth of July traditions can be great fun for people; but all of the festivities can be frightening and even dangerous for animals. Noisy fireworks and other celebrations can startle animals and cause them to run away; holiday foods can be unhealthy; summer heat and travel can be dangerous, and potentially […]

5 Unexpected Reasons Why Dogs Don’t Like Certain People

Getting on a dog’s good side might seem as easy as having a pocket full of treats and knowing the trick to a good belly rub, but our four-legged friends aren’t always easy to please. They’re quick to judge a person’s character, and there are some people they simply don’t like. It could be a […]

Dogs in mourning: Helping our pets cope with loss

A heart-tugging image of a brown Labrador retriever named Hawkeye lying beside the American flag-draped casket of his human companion, Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson, went viral on the internet within hours. Pet lovers were moved by the symbol of loyalty shown by the dog who would not leave his best friend’s side. For many Americans, […]

Train Your Dog to Stop Counter Surfing / Stealing Food

Prevent your dog from stealing food (a.k.a. counter surfing) by keeping it out of reach and teach him to “leave it”. Begin teaching your dog what you want him to do: Put a treat on the counter and work at teaching a un-cued “leave it” which is proofed for the duration, different items and whether […]