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Therapy Dog Training: A Beginner’s Guide

Dog ready to be trained

Dogs are truly a gift to this world. Whatever the day you’ve had or the mood you’re in, your pup seems to instinctively know how to make everything better. When they greet you at the door with high levels of excitement and playfulness (whether you’ve been gone for 15 minutes or a week) you know that you are loved. Not everyone is fortunate enough to know the love of a dog. Circumstances greatly influence canine-human interactions, and for some people, the idea of a dog as being one of the family is a baffling notion. Doesn’t this just make you[...]

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Dog Park Etiquette: 3 Things to Do Before You Unleash

Unleashing in Excitement Upon Arrival in the Park

When you grab your car keys and your pup’s leash, they know what time it is: IT’S DOG PARK TIME! Your dog (it’s like they’re half kangaroo) jumps into the car and is rearing to go. Watching their little bum shake as their tail wags one hundred miles an hour warms your heart. You’re such a happy and proud puppy parent! Everyone at the park knows who your dog is by their colorful and hip personalized dog collar, and you’re grateful for that. The last thing you want is for your dog to be recognized by his bad manners! But,[...]

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3 Wilderness Hacks to Get Your Dog Adventure Ready

Dog at Campground in Front of Man Playing Guitar

What is the one family activity that everyone tries to do as soon as the summer hits? Camping! An American summer tradition, camping brings the family together and helps them to reconnect to each other and get back to nature; Facebook isn’t everything! Packing up the car with the tent, sleeping bags, lantern, matches, water bottles, food and insect repellent, (the list goes on) there’s a special someone you shouldn’t forget to bring along: your loyal pupper! Equipped with hiking booties, a personalized dog harness and their own outward hound pack, your dog can hike the trails with you, go[...]

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5 Ways to Help Prepare Your Dog for a Long Flight

It’s summertime and the living is easy. Traditionally, this is the time of year for vacations, beach getaways and just plain being away from the office. You love to travel, but you can’t stand the thought of leaving your puppy companion home alone. But do you really think your little buddy will be able to handle a long flight? Here are five ways to help your dog prepare for a long flight to ensure it remains cool, calm and collected during your plane ride. Make Sure the Airline Accepts Dogs First things first, you’ll want to examine the airline’s policy[...]

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