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Uh-Oh, I Was Caught Hitting My Dog!

I admit it. My friend yelled out "Lisa, why are you hitting your dog?"... during a game of tug with Gina. I wasn't punishing my beloved dog; I was rewarding her and building her drive. Tugging is n…

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dog in 33 Seconds

As well as I thought I knew my Labrador, Gina, she even surprised me recently during this recent run at an AKC agility trial.  It never ceases to amaze me how much I continue to learn from my dogs. …

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Do Dogs Really Need Initials After Their Name?

Today, I added the initials AXJ to my dog's name. Gina earned a new agility tilte (with a first place ribbon) and is now officially  Georgina AX, AXJ, NF, CGC (Agility Excellent, Agility Excellent J…

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What’s On Your Pet’s Bucket List?

My Labrador, Sanchez, is 10 years old and I'm frequently reminded that he is in his golden years and they won't last forever. I am very aware that every day of life for Sanchez is a gift, and little t…

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My Dog is Everything I Never Wanted!

My Black Lab, Gina, is celebrating her 4th birthday today. She is the second of my two Labs. When first searching for a second dog, I knew I didn't want another Lab. I obviously love Labs, but wanted…

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Happy Mother’s Day! Love, Fido

Mother's Day is not the easiest of holidays for me. I am childless by choice and have never been called "mom." No human has ever said, "Happy Mother's Day mom, I love you!" But can we be mothers to…

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Confessions From A Crazy Pet Parent

April 28 is National Pet Parent’s Day®. VPI Pet Insurance started celebrating the holiday five years ago to help honor people with pets who consider them part of our family. I have to admit, even thou…

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If Our Pets Made Our New Year’s Resolutions

While people have been making their own new year's resolutions, I decided to let my dogs, Sanchez and Gina, make mine for me. Here's what they had to say: Take more walks (with us) Spend mo…

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Brag About Your Pet!

If you are a parent to humans, society gives you frequent opportunities to brag about your children. But what about pet parents? It's only fair that we get equal opportunity. So, let's create a place …

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10-Step Pet Welfare Rating

By Lisa Spector,  Juilliard Graduate, Canine Music Expert and co-founder of Through a Dog’s Ear. During a recent visit to Whole Food Market, a brochure caught my eye, titled "5-Step Animal Welfare …

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