Signs That Your Dog is Stressed

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When a dog gets stressed its behavior can change drastically, much the same as a person can change when they’re under stress. Some stress is healthy. It’s totally normal if you feel some stress when meeting someone new or when dealing with a dangerous situation. The same goes for dogs. If you pay attention to…

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Dogs And Separation Anxiety

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We bring pets into our homes because we want a new friend. We want someone to hang out on the couch and binge-watch our favorite shows with us. We want someone to take that five-mile hike by our side. Did you know, though, that spending every waking minute with the new four-legged love of your…

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How Time Changes Affect Your Dog’s Routine

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Love it or hate it, most of us have to deal with the time change. Just when we feel like we’ve gotten used to gaining or losing an hour, we have to do it all over again. In the spring, we set the clocks ahead and lose a precious hour. In the fall, we dial…

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Living With Multiple Dogs In The Home

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It’s estimated that nearly 40% of homes in America have at least one resident canine. Chances are good that you can count yourself among those households. Whether you have one pooch and are considering adding another or are thinking about adding a dog to your already growing pack, you are looking for tips on how…

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How to Interpret Your Dog’s Body Language

It’s known by both experts and everyday people that humans communicate extensively using body language. Watching the way a person stands, moves, gestures, and displays their emotions with their facial expressions all gives you as much information as any words coming out of their mouth. Studying this information is also a great way to learn…

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How Pets Help Reduce Stress

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Pet ownership is not always easy, but it is always a source of joy. That observation isn’t subjective, either. Multiple studies and surveys have all confirmed one thing: pets improve quality of life, and they help us deal with our daily stresses. Having a pet acts as a sort of “miracle cure” for stress in…

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What to Expect When You Adopt an Older Dog

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Whether you’re adopting your first dog or your tenth, adding a senior dog to the family can be a great choice. Older dogs tend to be extremely loyal companions, prone to affection, and have a calmer demeanor overall. Also, older dogs may not have many of the problems that can lead to stress when adopting…

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How to Get Dogs Comfortable With People Wearing Face Masks

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Whether or not they’re being required, masks have become a fact of life. As we go about our lives during the ongoing pandemic, you’re likely to encounter masked individuals. One unfortunate consequence is that it can be a new, scary change to your dog. Dogs have a remarkable capacity to read our facial expressions in…

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