International Samoyed Day: Fun Facts About This Beautiful Dog

A breed with a built-in grin, the smile of the Samoyed dog serves a dual purpose: not only does their upside down frown prevent the dog from drooling (which could be hazardous in sub-freezing… [[ This is a summary only. … Continue reading

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Some Facts about the Boston “Bull” Terrier Dog

The Boston terrier is a well-muscled and compact breed. This is not really surprising since the Boston terrier was first bred by people who wanted to use them in dog fights. Now some people may read all sorts of implications … Continue reading

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Dog Training – It’s All About the Relationship

Your dog’s behavior doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase (or seen it written here): “The dog is always right”? The reason is that dogs are simply responding to what is happening in their environment. And, specifically, … Continue reading

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Some assumptions about dire wolves may wrong

I am not big on popular culture these days. I have not watched one second of Game of Thrones, but I do know that dire wolves have something to do with that series.  I am not into that genre of … Continue reading

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Important Corrections About Flying With Your Dog

I received a most informative email today, right on the heels of the most recent podcast of the DOG TALK show in which Dr. Nick Dodman talked about the (mis)use of tranquilizers for dogs when they are traveling. I received this … Continue reading

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Dog Training – It's All About the Relationship

Your dog’s behavior doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase (or seen it written here): “The dog is always right”? The reason is that dogs are simply responding to what is happening in their environment. And, specifically, … Continue reading

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Curious About Fresh Dog Food from The Farmer’s Dog?

This post is sponsored by The Farmer’s Dog. All statements and opinions are entirely our own. With the start of the new year, I’ve been taking a look at our grocery shopping and meal… [[ This is a summary only. … Continue reading

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Derek…. The media has never been great about int…

Derek…. The media has never been great about interpreting stats, which need to be followed for several years before they serve any value. Would love for the Chron to explain the big post-2005 jump in bite stats. This breakdown came … Continue reading

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False Confidence about Microchipping a Pet – Some Scary Truths

In an article last month in The New York Times, the columnist pointed out that by law city shelters and pet stores are required to microchip animals before selling them or releasing them for adoption. The author mentioned that the … Continue reading

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Halloween Safety For Cats & Dogs: Don’t Worry About the Chocolate

I’m so sick of being reminded not to let my dogs eat chocolate on Halloween! Aren’t you? Don’t we all know this by now? Haven’t we all been told so many times that chocolate is dangerous for dogs that we … Continue reading

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