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How to Travel with a Dog Internationally

March 28, 2024

It’s decided. You’re packing your bags and heading overseas. Whether it’s for a few weeks, a few months or forever, there’s a lot you need to do to prepare for international travel. And that includes deciding on how your furry friend fits into your travel plans. If you’re a pet parent whose dog goes wherever …

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A black dog looking out a window while it’s raining outside.

Rainy Day Activities for Dogs

March 21, 2024

It’s raining, it’s pouring, Max and Luna aren’t snoring — they wanna have some fun! While some dogs enjoy spending rainy days curled up on the couch with their favorite soft toy, there are plenty of other dogs who are bouncing off the walls (literally) ready to play on a rainy day. The good news …

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A close-up of a dog holding a freshly grown carrot in its mouth.

Can My Dog Eat That? Carrots

March 7, 2024

Welcome to “Can My Dog Eat That?,” our series that answers some obvious (and not-so-obvious) questions about what your dog can and can’t safely eat. You can view some of the previous foods we’ve looked at in our “Can my dog eat that?” guide. Today we answer the question “Can dogs eat carrots?” Read on! …

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A pile of freshly grown potatoes.

Can My Dog Eat That? Potatoes

February 29, 2024

Welcome to “Can My Dog Eat That?,” our series that answers some obvious (and not-so-obvious) questions about what your dog can and can’t safely eat. You can view some of the previous foods we’ve looked at in our “Can my dog eat that?” guide. Today we answer the question “Can dogs eat potatoes?” Read on! …

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A dog playing with a toy on the floor.

Fun Indoor Activities for Dogs

February 22, 2024

Frigid winter weather. Torrential spring rain. Blazing summer days. Severe fall storms. No matter the season, there are going to be times throughout the year when your outdoor-loving dog is stuck indoors. After longingly staring out the window for a while, your canine companion is probably going to get bored. And that’s not good because …

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A group of dogs sitting together in front of a fence.

The Most Popular Dog Names: 2023 Edition

February 15, 2024

It doesn’t matter whether you’re considering a puppy adoption or welcoming an older dog to your home, one of the first things your new furry friend needs is a name (unless they already have one, of course). But how do you choose just one dog name when the options are endless? If you like a …

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A dog standing next to its owner in a field while the owner uses a hand signal to command the dog to stay.

A List of Dog Commands and Hand Signals for Beginners

January 31, 2024

When you’re choosing how to train your dog, there are many things to consider, including which training method to use. Another decision to make is whether to teach your dog training hand signals. Dogs use body language to communicate with other dogs, so it makes sense that they can also use body language to communicate …

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A hand holding a pile of walnuts up to a dog’s nose.

Can My Dog Eat That? Nuts

January 30, 2024

Welcome to “Can My Dog Eat That?,” our series that answers some obvious (and not-so-obvious) questions about what your dog can and can’t safely eat. You can view some of the previous foods we’ve looked at in our “Can my dog eat that?” guide. Today we answer the question “Can dogs eat nuts?” Read on! …

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A Boykin spaniel walking through tall grass.

Behind the Breed: Boykin Spaniel

January 25, 2024

Have you ever wondered where a dog breed originated from? In our “Behind the Breed” series we’ll dive into the history, personality and physical appearance of a particular dog breed. We’ll also cover some of the FAQs about the breed and maybe some fun facts, too! If you’re looking for a bird dog, there are …

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A chinook dog standing outside next to a tree.

Behind the Breed: Chinook

December 21, 2023

If you haven’t heard of the chinook dog breed, you’re probably not alone. As a previous Guinness World Record holder for the rarest dog breed (1965), you’re not likely to see a chinook at the local dog park. This is unfortunate because these strong yet gentle and affectionate sled dogs — with a fascinating origin …

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