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Chuckit! Dog Toy: The Ultimate in Fetch

There are lots of ways to bond with your pet, but taking time to play with him every day is sure to earn you first place in his heart. Playing with Your Dog Have you ever sat and watched a group of dogs or puppies when they’re together? I have, and one of the earliest observable behaviors of puppies (aside from nursing and sleeping) is play. Puppies will play with their litter mates until they literally wear themselves out and …

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ThunderShirt for Dogs Review: Top-Rated Anxiety Jacket

Review at a Glance (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Product: ThunderShirt Dog Anxiety Jacket Price: $39.95-$59.95 Place to Buy: Amazon.com Sizes: XXS-XXL for dogs from <7-110 lbs+ Money Back Guarantee: Full refund within 30 days of purchase on Amazon.com My Rating: 9.5 out of 10 The Backstory My relationship with the Thundershirt began over 10 years ago with our sweet Golden Retriever, Dutchess. She was terrified of loud noises–thunderstorms, fireworks, gunshots, lawn mowers–you name it! If it was loud, …

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What is the Best Dog Crate? Choosing the Right Crate to Fit Your Needs

Dog crates, like dogs, come in many shapes and sizes and have a variety of features. In this post, I hope to help you narrow things down so you can make a decision you’re happy with. I’ll try to keep things simple! There are many high quality dog crates for sale online, and you don’t have to pay a fortune for one unless you have a super-destructive pet. Luxury Crates (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Luxury …

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How Do I Choose the Right Dog for My Family?

The joys of dog ownership are varied and plentiful. Not only are dogs the most widely-owned pet in the US, but they are also the number one pet worldwide, at an estimated 470 million pet dogs in 2018 (source: Statista.com). Also, the American Kennel Club recognizes 197 different dog breeds. That’s a LOT of dogs to choose from. So, how do you choose the right dog for you or your family? In this post, I will cover: Dog Temperament Dog …

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Preparing for a New Puppy or Dog

Puppies. They’re cute and cuddly, affectionate and silly. Many of us want one at some point in our lives, especially when we are young or want companions (or our kids are begging for one). I assume you are here because you either want a dog or are at least mulling over the idea. But have you considered how to prepare for a new puppy? It’s funny. Most of us naturally start planning ahead for the arrival of a child, but …

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