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Service Dog Training Helps Owners Cope with PTSD

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One in 10 Americans suffers both psychological and biological changes after a traumatic event. Victims of life-threatening events may have trouble sleeping, often because of frightening or disturbing dreams. They may have angry outbursts, detached emotions or a loss of interest in the world around them. In recent years, service dogs have proven themselves successful […]

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Top 3 Benefits of Tracking Doggy Daycare Activity

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Recent years have seen a boom in activity tracking. Founded in May of 2007, FitBit wearable technology has made it easy for dogs’ best friends to be sure they get enough exercise. Now, these types of devices are being made for dogs and owners are embracing the idea. Luckily, pet activity trackers have several advantages […]

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The Top 4 Advantages of Doggy Daycare

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Prior to World War II, it was common for our canine companions to live outside, but this changed with the growth of urbanization and population. By the early 1990s, the need for two incomes had sent many pet owners into the workforce and thereby extended the periods of time in which dog owners were away […]

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The Pros and Cons of Grooming Your Dog Yourself

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Just as there are a multitude of dog breeds across the planet, multiple levels of grooming requirements exist for those breeds. While some dogs can get by with a weekly brushing and the occasional bath, others can require significantly more maintenance and precious time. This guide has been written to tip you on the pros […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Showing Your Dog

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Every doggy parent thinks their fur baby is best in show, but only purebred canines who have been properly prepared have what it takes to bring home the title and its rewards. Showing dogs professionally or as a hobby is time-consuming and requires just as much willingness to practice as it does passion. If you […]

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5 Tips When Packing for a Dog Boarding Stay

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Thanks to dog boarding, pet owners are able to escape their daily lives and head out of town without having to worry about their pet. No one will argue that the best part about escaping is preparing and packing for the vacation, but while you pack your own belongings, it’s important to remember to pack […]

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What Does Doggy Daycare Do for My Pet?

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If you’re like most pet owners, you take your obligation to keeping your furry friend as happy and healthy as possible seriously. However, many pet owners aren’t yet aware of the many benefits of having their canine companion attend doggy daycare while they are at work or in school. Research shows that dogs are highly […]

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How To Communicate Well With Your Dog

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Being able to communicate with your dog is key to enjoying a long, happy life together. Just like good communication benefits relationships between humans, it also benefits relationships between humans and pets. Understand Your Dog’s Personality Just like humans, dogs have unique personalities. One dog might be shy, another might be nervous, and still another […]

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Socializing Your Dog When You Work Long Hours

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Dogs need socialization to live happy lives. Just as human babies need to learn how to interact with people, dogs need to learn how to interact with people and other dogs. If your dog is cooped up for long hours every day, it can lead to some antisocial behaviors. Perhaps you’re seeing signs of it […]

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