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How to Introduce a New Dog to the Family

How to Introduce a New Dog to the Family

When it comes to adopting a new dog or purchasing one from a breeder, it can be extremely exciting for the human members of the family. However, for the non-humans, it can be a stressful time, for dogs but also cats, birds, and other small pets. The good news is there...

Different Dog Behaviors and What They Mean

Different Dog Behaviors and What They Mean

Dogs are a curious and social species. Dogs have many behaviors, some of which can confuse humans who don't interpret them correctly. Read to explore the meanings behind different dog behaviors, so that dog owners can better understand their pet's needs. Barking Dogs...

What to Do If Your Dog Has Separation Anxiety

What to Do If Your Dog Has Separation Anxiety

Seeing your dog get upset when you leave is almost just as traumatic for you as it is for your pup. Separation anxiety is common in dogs, and there are many reasons why it occurs. Rescued dogs may fear being left alone again, and young puppies might not understand...

A Brief History of Dog Sledding

A Brief History of Dog Sledding

Although an exact date is uncertain, it can be said that dog sledding as a human activity dates back at least 1,000 years. Some antiquarians suggest it was the indigenous Thule culture that first began using dogs to pull sleds. The Thule lived along the coasts of...

What Are the Best Dogs for Children?

What Are the Best Dogs for Children?

Owning a dog for a pet is a fun way to teach children responsibility, cooperation, and most of all compassion towards living things. The most important question is what type of dogs are appropriate for children. Something to consider is how old your children are. Some...

How to Keep Your Dogs Cool This Summer

How to Keep Your Dogs Cool This Summer

6 Tips to Keep Your Dog Cool this Summer   Many people cannot wait for the warm summer weather to arrive and get outdoors. While everyone should be careful when the temperature climbs, it is important to remember to keep your dogs safe, too. Once a dog's body...

Best Dog Breeds for Families With Children

Best Dog Breeds for Families With Children

Growing up with a family dog is a formative experience for many people. Naturally, parents want to get their children a dog that will grow up with them, but it can sometimes be hard to know how to pick the right one. Here are some general suggestions about which dog...

Fun Outdoor Activities for You and Your Dog

Fun Outdoor Activities for You and Your Dog

Everyone knows what dogs generally love doing outside; taking your dog running, swimming, or visiting the park are activities most dogs will consistently enjoy. However, if you're looking for something different to do with your furry best friend, several engaging...

Dog Shows: 101

Dog Shows: 101

There is so much that goes into a dog show, both on and off the competition floor. One has to be familiar with the different categories of dog breeds, how competition works and how a dog is judged based on the standards set up for that dog breed. For some, it can seem...

5 Things to Understand Before Adopting a Dog

5 Things to Understand Before Adopting a Dog

Dogs are the world’s most beloved pet and have been rightfully deemed “man’s best friend.” However, the decision to add a dog to your household should not be taken lightly. Owning and caring for a dog is a significant responsibility. Here are some of the things you...