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Dry-Land Training: An Important Step for Safe Paddling with Your Dog

Preparation makes all the difference in the world when it comes to water-based activities with your dog. Practicing the skills that your dog will...

When Are Kids the “Right Age” to Get a Dog?

"As soon as Sam is the right age, we’re going to get a dog,” my friend said. According to her research, 5 years old...
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Fi Smart Dog Collar Review

As our review of the Whistle Go Explore and Fitbark GPS activity/tracking collars (“Helping You Keep Track,” WDJ December 2020) went to press, we...

Would Your Dog Enjoy Dog TV?

The last time a barking dog came onscreen during family movie night, did your dog perk up? Most of us have seen our dogs...

To Buy or Adopt a Dog? What You Should Know

I got my first dog, a stray that I begged my mother to allow me to keep, when I was 9 years old. It was...

Whole Dog Journal Product Review: 2020 Dog Gear of The Year

Have you ever bought a cute but pricey item in a pet supply store, only to have it fail within days – or hours?...
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Does My Dog Need a Coat?

To help our beloved friends we can add an extra layer of warmth for insulation, but when does a dog need a coat?

Helping You Keep Track: Activity Trackers for Dogs

I’ve been a FitBit user since 2013. When my dog is off-leash, I’ve often wondered about the overall distance of his adventures, since when...

Don’t Wait! Prevent Collar Accidents

I’m not one of those dog owners who has her dogs wrapped in cotton wool, constantly looking to protect them from any and all...

Savor The Flavor: Slow Feeder Device Test

Can your dog make an entire bowl of food disappear faster than you can say, “Bon appétit?” Has he ever inhaled a bowl of...

Are Two Pups Better Than One?

I hear it all the time: “Honey, maybe we should get two! Look how much they love each other! How can we possibly split them...

Five Ways to Make Your Dog’s Yard Safe and Fun

Given the sensible advice to socially distance, what better time to create a safe, at-home haven for your dog? Here are five ways you...

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Xylitol – Highly Toxic to Dogs

A friend recently had a terrible scare with a dog who ate a homemade cinnamon bun and got hideously ill; it turned out that...