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30 Body Signals You Should Know from Your Dog

Dogs have a uniquely intricate sense of language. Unlike humans, that language is largely non-verbal and expressed through bodily movements. Thankfully, we can actually learn much of the language ours…

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Don’t Make These 6 Mistakes When You First Meet a Dog

Humans form such close bonds with dogs, we often forget that dogs are not in fact humans. Through anthropomorphization, we assign our own responses and characteristics to canines in a way that can cau…

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The Trouble with Designer Dogs

Designer dogs are a relatively new thing to dog breeding. We're not talking 'new' within the past few years, but if you compare these dogs to the thousands of years we've had dogs as companion animals…

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Creating a Facebook Page for Your Dog

Social media isn't just for people—it's a dog's world on the Internet. Just like you, your dog has friends, pets and people he or she wants to pal around and stay in touch with. To let friends and rel…

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Spoil Your Dog With These 5 DIY Treats & Toys

Want to do something special for your fur kid? Check out these DIY dog projects to spoil your pup rotten! From treats to toys to everything in between, I love spoiling my dog, Jenna. When we adopte…

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What to Do if You See a Dog Chained Up in Freezing Temperatures

For animal lovers, seeing a dog tied up outside elicits a visceral response. Many times the chain is meant as a dog sitter, a way to get the dog out of its owner's hair. The dog is stuck and if the ow…

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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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Woman Spends $35,000 Searching for Lost Dog

Janet Mihalyfi of Washington, D.C., has spent the last year in a tireless — and expensive — search for her beloved dog Havoc. Mihalyfi was taking her 5-year-old Rottweiler mix and another dog for a…

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Meet the Dog That’s Allergic to People

When Adam, a Black Labrador, arrived at the Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue in Indianapolis, his skin was cracked and hair was falling out. He couldn't stop scratching and biting himself and his caregivers w…

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Heroic Dogs Save Owner’s Life by Snuggling

Home alert systems and pendants are increasingly popular among older adults who live alone, but Judy Muhe says that when she took a tumble in her kitchen, her survival depended on a couple of furry, f…

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