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How to Properly Fit Your Dog With a Leash or Harness

chihuahua dog wearing a harness

If you’re looking for a safe, secure, and comfortable way to secure your dog’s leash or harness, these guidelines should help you get it right. Whether you’re attaching your leash to a collar or a harness, you want it properly secured so that your dog stays secure but doesn’t get uncomfortable.  So, what’s the difference…

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What to Do If Your Pet Snacks on Socks (And Other Non-Food Items)

dog eating toilet paper

We all know that dogs love to chew, and puppies have a notorious reputation for destroying your favorite pairs of shoes. Many dogs grow out of it. But for some, eating inappropriate items can be a lifelong habit, one that can really cause problems. This is especially true if they don’t just chew on the…

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How to Make Moving Less Stressful for Your Pet

dog's owners preparing for a move

Moving can be a stressful experience for everyone involved, but it can be especially traumatic for pets. Dogs and cats are territorial animals, and they take comfort in familiar surroundings. Many don’t appreciate being confined during longer road trips and are usually not so comfortable while crated in planes, trains, and automobiles. The experience is…

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What to Do if Your Dog is a Picky Eater

dog is a picky eater

It can be very concerning if your dog, all of a sudden, loses interest in eating. While it could simply mean you have a picky canine in your household, their change in appetite could also indicate an underlying health problem that needs to be dealt with immediately, particularly in senior dogs, young puppies, or dogs…

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How to Keep Your Yard Safe for Your Dog

dog playing in the yard

Ah, the dog days of summer! School is out, and it’s time to play in the yard with the sprinkler on. Fresh air, sunshine, and room to run are important aspects of dog health and wellness, but there are some considerations dog owners should make to keep yards a safe space to play for years…

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How Much Exercise Does Your Pet Actually Need Every Day?

dog exercising by playing

The level of intensity and duration of activity that your furry friend needs to live a well-rounded life generally depends on their breed, age, and current lifestyle. The way you play with a 3-week old puppy will be different than how you engage with an older, adult dog. Also, certain breeds like Golden Retrievers, Border…

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What To Do About A Destructive Dog Or Cat

destructive cat clawing at furniture

Pillow fluff everywhere, scratched-up furniture, broken lamps, and knick-knacks, it looks like a crime scene! Your pets must have thrown a party while you were gone.  A destructive dog or cat can make the state of your home unpredictable and oftentimes messier than a person can keep up with. You may feel helpless and as…

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Socialization, and Why It Is Important for Dogs

dogs socializing at day care

Whether you’ve got a newborn puppy on your hands or have a long-time companion, socialization is one of the most important training steps for your dog’s development.  All dogs need to socialize in various situations with different communities of animals and people. This essential training will help your dog feel more confident in their day-to-day…

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Why Is It Important To Train Your Dog?

owner training her dog

Training a dog is an essential part of integrating them into your family home and your life together. Dogs and humans may not speak the same language, but they still understand us enough through verbal cues, body language, and general situational context. Using these tools, along with consistent reinforcement, dogs can learn the expected behavior…

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How To Stop Your Dog From Excessive Licking

dog excessively licking its paw

Licking is normal behavior for all dogs, but when they form an extreme habit out of it, should dog parents be concerned?  It can be worrisome to see your dog constantly licking one spot or chewing at its legs, particularly when you aren’t exactly sure what’s wrong. The following information can help you better understand…

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