Hiking With Your Dog

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Are you an outdoorsy kind of person? Do you love hiking? If so, you should consider that when you go to adopt a dog. If you are an avid hiker that goes on strenuous terrain on a regular basis, you should seek out a dog that will be able to successfully keep up with your […] Read more »

Tips for Boarding Your Dog

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Looking for an appropriate boarding facility for your dog is similar to looking for a good veterinarian. If at all possible, you want to do the work before you actually need to. Boarding facilities are all different. There are in-home options, active open playground type kennels and enclosed ones that only allow your pet out […] Read more »

Bonded Pair

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Reputable shelters often get “bonded” pets – meaning two pets that are emotionally very tied to each other and have a very good, close relationship. When shelters see this, they will often refuse to adopt them out separately. Adopting out a bonded pair together often raises their chances of successfully becoming happy members of their […] Read more »

The Cost of Dog Ownership

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It is always a wonderful thing to decide that a new dog will be a great addition to the family, but before you go and pick her out from your local shelter (remember – adopt, don’t shop!), have you considered the costs associated with getting her? Have you made room in your budget for the […] Read more »

Dogs at the Beach

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Maybe you’ve seen Bryant, the dog in Sweet Home Alabama, go for a calm swim in the lake, or maybe your own dog is a big fan of your pool at home. Whether or not either of these things is true, you should still take some precautions before taking Fido to the beach for the […] Read more »

Outdoor Dining With Your Dog

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The idea of bringing your four-legged best friend to your favorite restaurant sounds like fun, doesn’t it? But wait… does your favorite restaurant allow dogs? Make sure you know where your dog is allowed to go eat with you prior to going. Sites like dogfriendly.com make this task easier, however, and many establishments with outdoor […] Read more »

Dog Food: Wet or Dry?

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In the debate between dry and wet food for your dog, your dog will be the biggest advocate of wet food. It’s tastier and has more of a “meaty” flavor that your dog is very likely to love. However, as this is not the only factor, we’ll talk a little bit about the other points […] Read more »

Communicating with a Deaf Dog

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Having a deaf dog gives an owner a unique chance to communicate with the animal on their terms. Dogs don’t communicate using words the way we do, but they do use energy and body language. It may take some extra time to guide them to where they need to be, but if you are present […] Read more »

Dog Eating Habits

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Have you ever watched your dog eating and wondered why he does what he does? Does he paw at his bowls and look at you expectantly? Does he take his bowl and drag it somewhere else? Does he take mouthfuls of food and eat it elsewhere? Does he snack all day? Has he stopped eating […] Read more »