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5 Ways to Calm Down an Overly-Energetic Dog

Some dogs are calm almost all of the time, relaxing on the couch and not giving a care in the world, while other dogs are active and hyper, with a seemingly endless stream of energy. While a combination of the two is usually best, the latter can be downright exhausting for pet parents who can’t […]

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Tired of Wiping Up Pee from Your Excited Puppy? Learn to Stop Inappropriate Urination

It’s an all-too-common occurrence for owners of a brand-new puppy: anytime someone enters the home or the dog gets excited, a little puddle of pee appears on the floor. Cleaning up after your overly excited puppy can get frustrating, especially when your puppy has been housebroken. But why, exactly, do puppies tend to pee when […]

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Intervention Time: My Dog is a Bully and I Want Him to Stop

Some dogs don’t interact well with other dogs. They might get anxious, shy or intimidated in the presence of strange dogs and not want to socialize. Or, the opposite might occur, and they might be a little too much when interacting with others. Dog bullying is a problem many dog owners don’t realize they have […]

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Missing Mom and Dad: When an Overly-Loving Puppy Becomes a Destructive One

Getting a new puppy is an exciting time, and it can be difficult to spend time away from your precious four-legged friend. However, life doesn’t stop when you adopt a new pet, and you’ll inevitably need to leave your pup to go to work, social events and other happenings. It’s times like these when new […]

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Making Multi-Animal Households Work with an Overactive Prey Drive

Pet owners who love animals often don’t stop at one or two pets. With careful attention and patience, a devoted pet parent can safely introduce new pets into the home with minimal issues and create a big, happy family with multiple dogs and cats. However, all of this can be thrown off if one or […]

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It’s Bedtime! Here’s Why You Should Keep Your Dog on a Strict Nighttime Schedule

As humans, we know that following a regular nighttime routine helps us fall asleep faster, sleep better and feel healthier. When it comes to our pets, bedtimes are just as important. Establishing a nightly schedule will help keep your dog happy and healthy (with some added benefits for you, too!). Sleep schedules—and other daily routines, […]

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Why Won’t My Dog Stop Licking Its Paws?

Dogs lick just about anything—furniture, humans, toys and even their own bodies. It’s not uncommon to see your dog licking its paws, whether for cleaning, self-soothing or to scratch an itch. But if your dog suddenly starts obsessively licking its paws to the point of causing hair loss or skin problems, you’ll want to take […]

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Is it Safe to Let My Dog Eat Snow?

If you live in a city affected by cold-weather winters, you will probably experience a deluge of snow and ice over the next few months. Winter weather can pose an interesting series of challenges for pet parents, especially when dogs don’t like to walk in the cold or touch snow with their paws. However, some […]

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Destroying the Backyard: Why Do Dogs Eat Your Grass and Plants?

You probably let your dog outside multiple times a day to relieve itself, run around a bit and explore the various sights, sounds and smells in the neighborhood. This means you may have experienced a common frustration for many pet owners: you hear your dog go quiet suddenly, only to discover them digging and gnawing […]

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Going Beyond Words: Understanding Your Dog’s Mood Through Body Language

At one point or another, every pet owner has wished that their four-legged furry friends could talk. However, we don’t need our animals to talk to get to know them. Whether you’re concerned that your dog is feeling under the weather or you’re simply wanting to gain a better understanding of the things that make […]

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