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Teaching Two Dogs To Get Along

You’ve decided to get a companion for your dog. Much like roommates, dogs have their individual quirks and habits. Every living thing with a brain comes with some sort of “personality baggage” based o…

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7 Dog Breeds that Behave Like Cats

Most people will agree that cats and dogs are a breed apart, but there are certain dog breeds that behave more like cats than dogs. As noted in Pet360 and the American Kennel Club (AKC), these breeds …

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What You Need to Know About Dog Parks

Dog parks are springing up almost everywhere these days. They’re great for letting your dog socialize and exercise. After a busy day at a dog park, most dogs will be so mentally and physically exhaust…

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What’s the Most Embarrassing Thing Your Pet Has Ever Done?

The subject of our dogs' embarrassing moments came up in conversation with friends recently.  People shared stories about dogs peeing on Christmas trees while visiting friends, stealing food from a ne…

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7 Things People Do That Dogs Hate

We love our dogs and consider them family. But that doesn't mean they appreciate everything humans enjoy. As responsible pet parents, it's important for us to learn their 4-legged language and communi…

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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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