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The History of St. Bernard Dogs

The History of St. Bernard Dogs

Before Beethoven gave St. Bernard dogs a good reputation on the television screen, these dogs have held up a great reputation for centuries. Since the 18th-century St.Bernards were used to help monks navigate through the Alps of Italy and Switzerland. These dogs...

Bringing Home a New Puppy

Bringing Home a New Puppy

What a joyous occasion! Is there anything more excited than getting a new puppy? The arrival of a new pet is usually something that has been anticipated, but even so, it’s important to remember that the new family member in your home will involve changes for everyone....

How to Teach Your Dog New Tricks

How to Teach Your Dog New Tricks

Don’t let the old adage about old dogs scare you off, you can teach new tricks to dogs of any age. Dogs are natural learners who love figuring out new challenges, especially with a good friend and leader to help them along. Just remember that dogs are full of...

Service Dogs: 101

Service Dogs: 101

Service dogs are a lifeline for the people who need them. These dogs have expert training to complete tasks that help with a disability. They allow for an additional layer of independence for people who need it. Service Dogs are Not ESAs ESAs or Emotional Support...

Encouraging Good Behavior in Your Dog

Encouraging Good Behavior in Your Dog

Dogs are man’s best friend however, it’s not very pleasant when they bark at the neighbours, chew on shoes, or ignore basic commands. Bad behaviour is bound to happen, so what can you do to fix your dog’s bad habits?   There are many studies that suggest using...

The Most Intelligent Dog Breeds

The Most Intelligent Dog Breeds

Dogs offer us great companionship. They deserve their reputation as man’s best friend! However, there are certain types of dogs that more easily follow commands. This skill is   considered ‘working intelligence’. How do you know if a dog is smart?   Most dog...

Working Dog Breeds

Working Dog Breeds

Working dogs belong to one of seven different groups described by the American Kennel Club. There are 30 different species of dogs that are part of the group. Each has been bred, raised, and trained to perform specific tasks.   Alaskan Malamute   The breed...

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