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SUCCESSFUL DOG TRAINING TIPS

If one of your New Year’s resolutions involves better behavior … for your dog … you are not alone. In fact, January has been named National Train Your Dog Month. Perhaps you’ve tried training your pooch in the past, only to end up in frustration for you and no real progress for your dog. The important thing is that [...]

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WHICH CELEBRITY DOES YOUR DOG ACT MOST LIKE?

Your dog has his own, distinct personality, that's for sure. But, if you've ever gotten the feeling that he reminds you of someone and you can't quite put your finger on it, maybe we can help. Take our quiz to see which celebrity shares personality traits with your pup. 

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GET READY FOR SOME CANINE COUTURE

Let your dog’s fashion flag fly on January 14 – National Dress Up Your Pet Day. Since 2009, pet parents have been celebrating this fun filled, tail-wagging holiday with their pooches and his or her fashionista friends.Whether your outfit is red carpet worthy or a simple fun scarf, the one ingredient in all these outfits is the love behind [...]

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CAN DOGS CATCH A COLD?

Question #1: Can dogs catch a cold? Yes, they can. You might see watery eyes, sniffles, sneezing or coughing. Just like humans, the symptoms can range from mild to severe, depending on which cold virus he’s picked up.Question #2: Can dogs catch a cold from humans? No, they can’t. The symptoms may look a lot like yours when you [...]

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LOSE POUNDS WITH YOUR HOUNDS

Feeling the effects of the holiday meals, parties and treats? You’re not alone. Seems like every other commercial is about a diet plan, health club or exercise equipment – and with good reason. We are carrying extra weight and looking for a healthy solution to shed the pounds. But the answer might be right under our noses, and many [...]

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HOMEMADE DOG TREATS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

There’s still time to whip up delicious dog treats to cause happy howling from all the dogs on your gift list. Get some dog or bone-shaped cookie cutters, and you’re all ready to give them a present they will truly enjoy.Pumpkin Cookie Dog Treats3/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce3/4 cup oat bran1/2 cup barley flour1/2 cup brown rice flour1 egg1 [...]

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TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR DOG CALM FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Pets notice everything, even the slightest change in your household, and the holiday season is loaded with new activities – visiting guests, holiday decorating, much more cooking than usual, changes in your time away, changes in their feeding schedules. All of this can turn your dog’s naturally calm demeanor into a frazzled, mischievous alter ego.Here are some easy-to-follow tips [...]

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WORKING WITH SCARED DOGS

Does your dog shy away from anyone and everyone, including you? Some dogs are so fearful they don’t even trust the people trying to help them. It can be an emotional challenge, but patience and understanding can go a long way toward building a mutual trust and bond with your “scaredy dog.”Dogs can be afraid for many reasons. [...]

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL MUTT DAY - DEC 2

If asked what our nationality is, very few of us can say we are 100% this or 100% that. In this melting pot of ethnic cultures, we celebrate our diversity. So why do so many of us search out purebred puppies or designer dogs from pet stores or breeders? If you’ve ever owned a mutt, you know how special [...]

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HEALTHY THANKSGIVING MEALS FOR DOGS

Our dogs are surely on the list of things to be thankful for at Thanksgiving, so let’s keep them safe. Since over 50% of dog parents admit to sharing Thanksgiving table scraps with their pets, it’s a good time to be reminded of the do’s and don’ts of sharing the bounty.Whether you choose leftovers for your dog or [...]

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