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  • Why Retractable Leashes Can Be Dangerous

    Why Retractable Leashes Can Be Dangerous

    Retractable leashes may seem like a great idea. After all, they allow your dog the freedom to move further away from you without actually being unleashed. However, these devices should be used with caution. There are a number of hazards associated with the use of retractable leashes. Here’s why these types of leashes can be dangerous for your pet.

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  • Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

    Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

    Thinking of adopting a dog from your local shelter? Before you head straight to those adorable puppies, consider taking a look at some of the older ‘inmates’. Senior dogs need homes, too, and they can provide you with just as much love as a puppy can. Here are some great reasons to adopt a senior dog from your local shelter.

    Read more Tags Dog health
  • Keep Your Dog Healthy for Life

    Keep Your Dog Healthy for Life

    Your pet’s health plays a huge part in how long he’ll live. You may be giving your dog all your love and attention, but are you paying attention to his health? Here’s how to keep your dog healthy for his whole life, from puppy to senior.

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  • Help Your Dog Prepare for a Trip to the Vet

    Help Your Dog Prepare for a Trip to the Vet

    A visit to the vet may not be your dog’s favorite activity, but it’s an important one. If your dog dislikes vet visits, there are some things you can do to make the experience less stressful for both of you. Here’s how to help your dog prepare for a trip to the vet.

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  • Preparing Your Pup for Back to School

    Preparing Your Pup for Back to School

    Here are some tips to help your pet beat the ‘back to school’ blues this school year.

    Read more Tags Separation anxiety
  • Back to School Quiz Kids and Dogs

    Back to School Quiz Kids and Dogs

    If you have kids who are heading back to school, you may want them to take this quiz. Here are a few questions about how kids should handle dogs during their walk to or from school. Quiz your kids and see if they know the safest way to handle these... Read more Tags Fun facts

  • Autumn Safety Tips for your Dog

    Autumn Safety Tips for your Dog

    Autumn means cooler weather and frolicking in the leaves, but it also means potential hazards for your dog. Indoors and out, these autumn safety tips will help keep your four-legged friend safe all season long.

    Toxic treats

    Autumn’s cooler weather brings on a burst of mushroom growth in some areas. While... Read more Tags Dog safety

  • How to establish a loving and respectful relationship with your dog

    How to establish a loving and respectful relationship with your dog

    Your dog is happy and relaxed when she feels safe and secure. Safety is more than a fenced yard and leashed walks. She must feel that her family (pack) is strong and will provide the needs of survival. If she feels that this leadership is missing, she will stress and make up her own rules.

    So, how do we achieve this sense of security so our dogs trust our decisions and heed our requests?

    How do we make sure they trust us enough and understand us to do whatever it takes to follow our rules?

    Read more Tags Basic obedience
  • Help Your Pup Overcome His Fear of Water

    Help Your Pup Overcome His Fear of Water

    Contrary to popular belief, not all dogs like

    water. Many are afraid of water and its vast uncertainties, and if your pup

    gets scared at the sight of even a kiddie pool filled with the wet stuff, there

    are some things you can do about it. Here’s how to help your pup overcome his

    fear of water.

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  • Get to Know Breed of the Month - Yorkshire Terriers

    Get to Know Breed of the Month - Yorkshire Terriers

    This month’s breed is small but mighty. Yorkshire terriers may just be one of the most adorable breeds on the planet, but they can be challenging at times. Here’s what you need to know about the Yorkshire terrier breed before you take one on as a pet.

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