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The most popular dog names in the United States for 2020

April 16, 2021 By admin

Every year, the world’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers – Rover.com – compiles a list of the most popular doggy names in the United States. The Rover team sifts through the million-plus dogs in their database to get the lowdown on what’s hot and what’s not. Of note, 2020 is a year where we spent more time at home with our pets than ever. Thanks to a certain COVID-19, there weren’t quite so many reasons to go outside. Amazingly, this has actually had an effect on the way we name our pups. In a year where… Read More
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Nine foods that are harmful to your dog (and a few safe alternatives)

February 11, 2021 By admin

Today, we look at nine foods that you should avoid giving your furry friend and outline a few examples of nutritious snacks that are safe. Are apples fine? (Yes). Are avocados? (No). Get the scoop in the article to follow.   Chocolate is incredibly dangerous This is one that most people know, but it bears repeating. The theobromine in chocolate is the harmful agent at work, and it’s present in all varieties, including white chocolate. To dogs, theobromine is poisonous and can lead to death, especially if dark or baking chocolate is consumed. Caffeine is not safe Americans love coffee… Read More
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How can I discipline my dog effectively?

January 16, 2021 By admin

A very common sight? A dog owner disciplining their pet as they would a human, raised voice in tow, finger outstretched. Yet while dogs can sense our emotions to a degree, and while they are incredibly astute animals, there’s no point disciplining a dog as you would a child. The raised voice and short, sharp incantation will only excite your animal further. And excitement is the very last thing you need in this situation. In the article to follow, we’re going to explain the basic principles behind doggy discipline, and the steps you can take from day one. Dogs crave… Read More
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What is a good book on dog behavior?

January 8, 2021 By admin

In 2021, perhaps there’s no better time to understand the four-legged friend in your house a little better. And with so many good books on dog behavior out there, you’re literally spoilt for choice. To help the selection, we’ve narrowed it down to five books from four authors: each of these guides has something unique to offer, and all of them can be purchased off Amazon. So whether you like to read a hard copy or relax with your Kindle, a great deal of reading time awaits you. Let’s take a look at the books we’ve picked. Cesar Millan’s… Read More
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How long are dogs pregnant, and other questions answered

November 24, 2020 By admin

This week we scoured the internet to discover the questions people in America – and abroad – are asking most often. From poop to pregnancy and even peanuts, we’ve got your burning queries covered. Are dogs color blind? Technically, no. Dogs can see colors, just not as many as us. Researchers believe dogs can see the color red, for instance, though they perceive it more as a ruddy brown. Green, yellow and orange are harder to distinguish, and appear “yellowish”. Meanwhile, bodies of water, such as the ocean, look gray, while purple is actually blue to a dog. In short,… Read More
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Steps to alleviate the pain of losing a dog (or any pet)

November 13, 2020 By admin

For people who have never owned an animal of significance, it can seem silly to mourn the loss of a pet, but the death of a beloved animal stings and can cause grief long after the event itself. In the article to follow, we’re going to pinpoint some steps you can take to heal those wounds, though the reality is that everyone has their own way of getting over a traumatic experience. Ultimately, this should serve as a guide, rather than a catch-all method towards acceptance. Firstly, grief takes time Pets are a part of the family and grieving them… Read More
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How to help your puppy get a better night’s sleep

October 29, 2020 By admin

Sleep: it’s a restorative force that all animals rely on and dogs are no exception. While cats have a reputation for sleeping most of the day, dogs sleep nearly as much, needing between 12 to 14 hours as an adult and as much as 20 as a puppy. The problem with puppies is that they tend to be excitable and anxious, in part because they’re not yet used to your home. As they get older, they often find it easier to sleep, but the early going can be difficult – and that makes your life harder too. Here are some… Read More
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6 amazing dog facts that will blow your mind

October 22, 2020 By admin

Dogs are one of the most diverse species around We often say that dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and this is true. In fact, the skull alone varies massively from one breed to the next, and if you compare a Golden Retriever to a German Shepherd, the difference alone is a big as the difference between a cat’s skull and a bear’s. A dog’s tail is often a window into their emotions You might notice your dog’s tail isn’t always in the same position. Knowing what to look out for could help you identify the emotional state they’re… Read More
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Top hacks for making dog ownership easier than ever

September 21, 2020 By admin

Every experienced dog owner has been a novice at some point in their lives, with a dog they don’t quite understand, and a set of rules they shakily stick to without a real understanding of why. In reality, dog ownership can be easy, so long as we don’t make a classic mistake: assigning human characteristics to the new animal in our lives. Why? Well, a dog responds to a very different set of tools. Here are the things you’ll want to know if you’re taking on the responsibility of dog ownership for the first time. With luck, it’ll save you… Read More
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How to keep your dog active during the winter months

September 16, 2020 By admin

Snowed in? Torrential rains in play? Sub-zero temperatures at work? There comes a time every winter where the weather simply forbids heading outside. That begs the question: what do we do with our canine friends who need plenty of exercise – and stimulation – to keep their spirits high? In the article to follow, we’re going to unpack a few things you can do inside. Because while dogs are generally less active in winter due to the darker days and earlier nights, they still need to get their steps in. Idea 1: Indoor games Indoor games are always a great… Read More
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