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The Excessive Barking Needs to Stop: Here’s How to Quiet Your Pup

Barking is the way your dog communicates with you and the world around it. Your pooch might bark at a passing stranger, at you when you return home, at an unfamiliar animal or for no reason in particular. Dogs usually have many different types of barks they use to communicate different things, and it’s perfectly […]

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Sniff Everything! Why is Your Dog So Preoccupied During Walks?

Ever try taking your dog for a walk, only to have it stop and sniff every single tree, hydrant, sign post, lamp and anything else anchored to the ground? It’s a situation that can quickly lead to frustration—especially if it takes you 20 minutes to go just a couple of blocks! Excessive sniffing is a […]

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Spooked and Startled: How to Desensitize Your Dog to its Fears

In many ways, raising a dog is like raising a child. There’s more to it than giving your dog food, water and exercise each day—you also have to teach them and make sure they’re learning how to behave properly. This includes everything from house training them to making sure they don’t chew on things that […]

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Why in the World do Dogs Dig?

Owning a dog can come with great joy, but it can also cause some major frustrations at times. One such frustration is a natural behavior for dogs: digging. Dogs may dig for a variety of reasons, but one thing is certain: if your dog is digging a lot in your yard, it may become a […]

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Why is my Dog Suddenly Urine Marking in the House?

Labeling things as our own is common practice among humans—we buy monogrammed towels and write our names on luggage tags. Similarly, dogs mark territory as their own. To do this, dogs will urinate a small amount on vertical surfaces—this is called urine marking. Urine marking is very normal when done outside and is a standard […]

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If Your Dog Eats Poop, Blame Ancient Wolves

Regardless of how “natural” the behavior may be, dog owners are understandably horrified to see their pets eating poop. Not only does it seem undeniably unhealthy, but there is also no concrete scientific explanation for why a trained, socialized pet would do such a thing. Not As Unhealthy As You Think Before exploring potential answers, […]

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Dogs On The Move: Helping Man’s Best Friend Adapt To A New Home

When you’re searching for a new home, your decision doesn’t just come down to the number of bedrooms and baths. You want a safe neighborhood to play in, great schools for the kids, reasonable commutes for working parents, and close proximity to the activities everyone enjoys. You must consider the wants and needs of every […]

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5 Tips For New Dog Owners

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Bringing a dog into your life is not easy. Your new family member might have trouble with something that comes naturally to other dogs, or display personality traits you didn’t see coming. It’s impossible to predict every challenge that awaits but dedicated preparation can significantly increase the likelihood of […]

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Pet Allergies & Immunology everything you need to know in our FREE eBook!

Itchy Pets? So many pets have allergies, that if your pet is among them, you’re certainly not alone!  While one in five cats have allergies, it’s estimated that almost half of all dogs in the United States suffer from some kind of allergies. That’s a lot of uncomfortable dogs! Did you know – skin allergies […]

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Exercise with your Pets for Pet Wellbeing and disease prevention

Summer makes us think about getting outdoors with our pets and this is a good thing for both human and animals. For most of us our pets live indoors. Many are cooped up inside with bathroom privileges only for most of the day. For many active dogs, this is the equivalent to prison. It is no wonder we […]

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