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Parks and outdoor areas make for dog friendly vacations.

5 Best Dog Friendly Vacations

Ready for a vacation but don’t want to leave your dog behind? Dog friendly vacations take a little more planning, but many destinations boast...
Puppies are cute, but first time dog owners may not be aware of all they need to know.

What to Know as a First Time Dog Owner

Getting a dog of your own for the first time is a big step. If you're a first time dog owner you need to remember that you're taking responsibility for a living being.
Purebred dogs like these basset hound pound puppies are bred to emphasize traits.

What Is a Purebred Dog?

A purebred dogs is simply a dog bred from parents of the same phenotype while a mixed breed dog is bred from two or more phenotypes.
Dog urine killing grass? Try changing things up.

Help for Dog Urine Killing Grass

Dog pee killing grass happens because of the high nitrogen content in dog urine. A little nitrogen is great for plants, but a lot . . . not so much.
Not all dogs can swim. Some are bred for it, and others simply don't float.

Can All Dogs Swim?

Some dogs like Chihuahuas are too small to swim, and lack the fur to keep warm. Other breeds like bull dogs are not build to swim well and may sink rear end first.
A woman introducing a cat to a dog, the cat is clearly upset.

How to Introduce a Cat to a Dog

There are millions of homes where cats and dogs live together in perfect harmony – mine included. How does that happen? Careful introductions of...
A dog training platform is used to train a dog to stay.

What Is a Dog Training Platform?

Many trainers use a platform or a box, also called a “place board,” to help a dog understand the concept of remaining in a designated spot. It is is a low, stable surface that is used to help a dog learn to stay in the same spot while changing positions or to learn a formal “stay.”
Coconut water is good for dogs in the right circumstances and small amounts.

Is Coconut Water Good for Dogs?

Coconut water can help dogs recover from vigorous exercise, especially in hot weather, and it is said to aid digestion. As with any new food, start slowly and monitor your dog’s response. 
Some dogs do watch TV and react to whatever they see on the screen.

Do Dogs Really Watch TV?

Dogs’ vision is a little different from ours. Despite these differences between dogs’ vision and ours, many dogs watch TV and recognize things that are of interest to them.
A medium sized brown dog with a puzzle throw in his mouth facing away from the camera.

The Best Dog Puzzle Toys

It may take some trial and error to find puzzles that will occupy your dog without discouraging him. Fortunately, there are a wide ranging variety, and they are inexpensive.
Woman's leg injured by a dog bite

Are Dogs’ Mouths Cleaner Than Humans’?

People have been told that dogs’ mouths are cleaner than a human’s. This is a myth! Dogs’ mouths contain just as many bacteria as our own.
Cheerful young African American man showing love to his dog a Rhodesian Ridgeback.

How to Show Your Dog You Love Them

Humans tend to naturally want to demonstrate their love with hugs, petting, and cuddles – and some dogs love being hugged, petted, and cuddled. Others don't. Here's some new ways to show your dog you love them.

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Proposition: You Don’t Really Want to Train Your Dog

Most people aren’t interested in learning theory and the timing of the dopamine release and whether a dog is intentionally signaling aggression when his hair stands up—but I am fascinated by all of those things and can’t even resist telling you right here and right now that he’s not!