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The Real History of Pit Bulls Might Surprise You

Pit bulls have a reputation as brutal fighting dogs that attack without warning, and it is completely unfair. Learn how pit bulls went from being the family dog to being feared. Every time I read a…

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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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6 Dog Behavior Myths, Debunked

Interpreting dog behavior can be tricky, and there are some strong myths about dog body language. The list below debunks a few common misconceptions about what our dogs are trying to tell us. Dogs …

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8 Secrets Your Dog Won’t Tell You

If dogs could talk, they would tell you these secrets in human language. But they have other ways of communicating these messages, if we are really listening and observing them. See Also: Translati…

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My Top 10 Pet Peeves About Pet People

I've been an animal lover all my life, and through the years, I've developed some pet peeves when it comes to people interacting with pets. Here's my list of the top offenders: 10. Not giving dogs …

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Pets Cost Billions in Damaged Electronics

We love them like children. But our pets can be costly, in more ways than one. Besides the expense of feeding them and giving them proper health care, according to a recent survey, pets damage about e…

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3 Tips for a Stress-Free BBQ With Your Dog

One of the best things about summer is getting to bring everyone together for a fun barbecue. Unsurprisingly, our pets love to be a part of this too. If you're hosting a BBQ at your home and plan to h…

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Left-Pawed Dogs May Be More Aggressive

Do you know if your dog is aggressive or not? Shake her hand. If she gives you her left paw, you may have trouble. If your dog has a dominant front left paw, a new study proposes she may have a sli…

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Pet Store Puppies More Likely to Become Aggressive Dogs

Are you looking to avoid behavior problems with your dogs? Don't get them from a pet store. That's sound advice for a number of reasons, but it's also backed by a new study from the University of Penn…

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Top 10 Cities with Dog Attacks on Postal Workers

The Post Office is having a pretty tough time these days, what with running billion dollar deficits, worries over funding employee pensions, dropping Saturday mail delivery, then having that reversed …

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