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5 Signs of a Responsible Dog Owner

September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month. Being a responsible pet parent may have many different definitions. But, it is more than just loving your dog and meeting his basic needs. Being responsib…

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5 Reasons NOT to Get a Puppy!

They say the only cure for wanting a puppy is getting a puppy. Well, the other cure for wanting a puppy could be thinking about what the puppy requires when he is grown up. While it may be cute that a…

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Do You Call Yourself a Pet Parent?

I have to admit, up until now I've resisted the term "Pet Parent"... that is until last night. Previously, I considered Sanchez and Gina my canine companions, not my children. Yet, the events of last …

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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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5 Safety Tips For Taking Dogs on Boats

Summer is a great time to get out on the water. And while I love taking my dogs on a variety of fun adventures, not all dogs enjoy boat rides. Every dog is different, and the size of the boat may also…

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Dog Body Language: What is Your Dog Trying to Tell You?

Have you ever wished that your dog could just tell you what she wanted? This primer on dog body language can help you and your dog communicate without words. I have been taking my nervous dog -- Je…

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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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Top 5 Eco Friendly, Healthy Dog Gifts for Under $20

As were bombarded with the newest doggy bling, toys and treats for the holidays, Ive noticed that many of our favorite products were missing from the spotlight. We actively seek eco-friendly, aff…

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Choke Chain Kills Dog

This is how the Humane Society of the United States describes a choke collar: "As the name implies, this collar is made of metal links and is designed to control your dog by tightening around your …

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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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