How to Train Your Own Service Dog
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How to Train Your Own Service Dog. DIY Service Dog Training Techniques. Complete Guide.

Service dogs are an invaluable benefit to people with disabilities.  Because of their extensive training, pre-trained dogs from a professional service dog training program or training school are often expensive and also difficult to acquire.  People in need of service dogs often find themselves on a long waiting list with service dog trainers, often far…

Are Dogs Immune To Snake Bites
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Are Dogs Immune To Snake Bites? [what you need to know if a snake bites your dog]

Depending on where you live, snakes could be a potentially serious problem for you as a dog owner. Dogs are not immune to snake bites and if a poisonous snake bites your dog it could be fatal. Have you ever wondered how dogs react to snake bites? Are they immune? No, your dog is not…

best dog breeds for seniors

22 Best Dog Breeds for Seniors [wagging tails, happy hearts for older adults]

Dogs make some of the most fantastic companion animals, especially for senior citizens.  Choosing the right dog breed if you are a senior citizen is a critical step. You need to take into consideration the dog’s size, temperament, grooming requirements, and more!  Take the time to ensure you pick a dog that will work well…

What is a Samoyed Dog
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What is a Samoyed Dog? [a fluffy arctic breed with stunning beauty]

The Samoyed dog is an arctic breed of dog with a white coat that is commonly referred to as the “smiling Samoyed” and is known to be one of the world’s most beautiful dogs. Samoyed dogs are active, loyal dogs, who love human companionship.  Is the Samoyed the right breed for you?  In this article,…

Can Dogs Eat Tomatoes
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Can Dogs Eat Tomatoes? [toxic or treat? what every dog owner needs to know]

Tomatoes are a staple in most households, but should you feed them to your dog? Some say yes, and others say no, but the answer lies in the color of the tomato, along with what part of the plant you are trying to feed to your furry friend.  Always consult your vet before feeding your…

What is an Irish Wolfhound
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What is an Irish Wolfhound? [are they good family pets]

Irish Wolfhounds are large, muscular dogs that are as impressive in stature as they are sweet in personality. These tall gentle giant dogs are somewhat rare and known to be affectionate, highly intelligent, and make excellent family dogs for certain people and situations.  Keep reading to learn more about the Irish Wolfhound’s history, appearance, temperament,…

Dogo Argentino dog breed
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Discover the Mighty Dogo Argentino [a fierce and loyal dog breed]

The Dogo Argentino is a beautiful, large, muscular dog that originates from Argentina originally bred for boar hunting in the late 1920s. This breed is unique, rare, and has a lot of unusual fascinating qualities.  In this article, we will discuss all the information you need to know to decide whether the Dogo Argentino dog…

What is a Chow Chow Dog
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What is a Chow Chow? [unveiling their unique traits and history]

The Chow Chow is a dog famous for its unique blue-black tongue, luxurious mane, and aloof personality. These brave dogs will form a strong bond with their family members and are very intelligent.  Even though these things are widely known about the Chow Chow, there is much more than meets the eye with this ancient…

Ultimate Guide to the Best Guard Dog Breeds
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Ultimate Guide to the Best Guard Dog Breeds [23 protector dogs with pictures]

If you’re moving to a new place, have a young family, or just live alone, you may want to consider getting a guard dog for your home.  The best guard dog breeds are large, powerful dogs that make excellent companions and are very loyal. They must also be brave and confident animals that will never…

How to potty train a puppy
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How to potty train a puppy [easily housebreak your puppy – tips and tricks]

Potty training is one of the most challenging stages of puppyhood. The good news is that anyone can successfully potty train a dog. All you need is patience, a good attitude, knowing the proper techniques, and love!  Keep reading to learn everything you need to know to successfully house-train your puppy. This article is loaded…

Why Can't You Pet Service Dogs
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Why Can’t You Pet Service Dogs? [everything you need to know about service dog etiquette]

You should not pet service dogs because they are specially trained working dogs providing a vital role in assisting people with their disabilities.  What is a Service Dog? Service dogs can do amazing things. They help their handlers navigate their world, reach objects, stay mobile, and even help with mental health.  Service dogs are not…

What is a Bernedoodle
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What is a Bernedoodle? [Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle hybrid]

Bernedoodles are a hybrid breed between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle. These are unique dogs known for their wonderful personalities and wavy coats. Though they aren’t recognized by the American Kennel Club, they do make excellent family dogs, even for those with small children.  Below, we’ll talk a bit about the history of…

What is a Border Collie
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What is a Border Collie? [is the border collie the world’s smartest dog?]

Border Collies are highly intelligent, highly active, friendly dogs that are known for their amazing ability to herd animals such as cattle and sheep. Border Collies are family-friendly pet choices that are full of energy and possess a happy disposition.  Keep reading to see why, if you are in the market for a new pet,…

What Causes Leash Reactivity in Dogs
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What Causes Leash Reactivity in Dogs [what is a leash reactive dog and why you need to know]

Leash-reactive dogs are usually calm off-leash but bark, growl, snarl, or lunge at the sight of other dogs, people, or triggers such as bicycles when on a leash. Reactive behavior makes walks unpleasant and often scares owners because it looks like aggressive behavior. Leash reactivity is a common problem with dogs but you can train…

Shaggy Dog Breeds
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Shaggy Dog Breeds [20 amazing dogs you want to see – pictures]

We all love dogs with shaggy and fluffy coats. Luckily, there are many different types of shaggy dogs that range in size and appearance. Shaggy dog breeds have a large variety of coat colors and types. Each dog breed also has a unique history and fascinating appearance. From little teddy bear-looking dogs to large mop…

Shih Tzu Chihuahua Mix
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Shih Tzu Chihuahua Mix [why you want to bring home a ShiChi!]

The ShiChi dog is a hybrid mix of a purebred Shih Tzu and Chihuahua and is often called a toy breed. They can make excellent pets, especially as apartment dogs. The Shih Tzu Chihuahua Mix is small and full of energy with a bursting personality. They have short attention spans and require a good amount…

Great Dane German Shepherd Mix
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Great Dane German Shepherd Mix [do they make good family pets?]

Many people love both Great Danes and German Shepherds as household dogs, but what happens if you combine them? You get a wonderful mixed breed called the German Shepherd Great Dane, Great Shepherd, or Dane Shepherd. This hybrid breed is relatively new but is rapidly becoming a well-loved big dog breed.  Keep reading to get…

Chihuahua German Shepherd Mix
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Chihuahua German Shepherd Mix [rare and unique dog that can be a great pet]

Both German Shepherds and Chihuahuas are excellent breeds that make wonderful pets. However, you may wonder what are they like when they’re combined as a mixed-breed hybrid dog. German Shepherd Chihuahua mixes are totally unique animals and not often seen but with the right training, they can make excellent family pets. Some call this special…

Are Greyhounds Good Pets
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Are Greyhounds Good Pets? [Everything you need to know about Greyhounds as pets]

Many people have a love affair with Greyhound dogs. Heck, they are sleek, fast, and unique-looking animals that you probably have even seen an image of on the side of a bus!  The image of Greyhounds chasing a fake rabbit around a track may come to mind but have you ever wondered if they make…

What is a French Bulldog
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What is a French Bulldog? [the cutest, most lovable dog you will ever see!]

According to the American Kennel Club, the French Bulldog is currently the fourth most popular dog breed to own in the United States. There are many reasons why this is the case, but the French Bulldog likely has their good looks and good-hearted nature to thank for that.  The French Bulldog, often called Frenchie, has…

What to Give a Puppy for an Upset Stomach
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What to Give a Puppy for an Upset Stomach [how to make your puppy feel better]

At some point, your puppy may end up having an upset stomach. Puppy stomach bugs are no fun to deal with and if your dog is sick, immediately contact your vet for advice. However, with proper treatment, puppies and adult dogs can recover quickly from an upset stomach.  Please keep in mind that we are…

When Should I Neuter or Spay my Puppy
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When Should I Neuter or Spay my Puppy? [plus reasons not to]

Spaying and neutering are essential parts of responsible pet ownership. New puppies should be spayed or neutered early in their lives to prevent unintended pregnancy, first heats, and other potential medical issues. It is also likely that this procedure will increase your dog’s lifespan. Female dogs are spayed and male dogs are neutered. We are…

What is a Pug Dog
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What is a Pug Dog? [breed charactistics, personality, temperament]

Pugs are small, high-energy dogs, with flat faces, deep wrinkles, and curly tails that are guaranteed to make you smile. An ancient breed, Pugs most likely come from China with their origins dating back almost 2000 years! These funny-looking dogs have interesting personalities making them very popular pets. If you are thinking about bringing home…

Black Lab and German Shepherd Mix
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Black Lab and German Shepherd Mix [what is a Sheprador?]

German Shepherds and Labradors are both friendly, intelligent, and loyal dogs, with boundless energy and a playful nature. The German Shepherd Labrador mix or Sheprador embodies the qualities of both breeds and is known to be a wonderful companion dog. In this article, you’ll learn about the Labrador and German Shepherd mix dog appearance, their…

Are German Shepherds Good Family Dogs
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Are German Shepherds Good Family Dogs? [are german shepherds kid friendly]

German Shepherds are good family dogs if your children are older and act mature. Because German Shepherds are large dogs that can be aggressive they are not the best choice being around young children. They can have a good demeanor though if properly trained from a young age. German Shepherd dogs (also called GSD) are…

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