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Have Yourself a Stress-Free Little Christmas

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Well, here we are, smack-dab in the middle of what so many people tell us is “the most wonderful time of the year.” And yes, it can be, or it can be pure misery. It’s all in how we approach it. This

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Bonding with Your Dog – How It Works and Why It Matters

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I think I’ve been very fortunate with the dogs I’ve had over the years. I’ve bonded pretty much instantly to any dog I’ve ever had. Sometimes, I wonder if it’s kind of like my very own super-power!

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Making Sure You Have the Right Veterinarian

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I have always been very fortunate when it comes to veterinarians. I seem to get the choice right far more often than not. Of course, that could be because any time I’ve needed to find a vet, I’ve always

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Breed of the Week: Chinese Crested (Video)

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This year, Thanksgiving dinner was at my house, and I have to say that it went pretty well. I had family and friends over, and everyone got along. There was only one slight little wrinkle, which happened

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A Dog’s Christmas

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I like to think that dogs enjoy Christmas as much as the rest of us. For sure, I know that they don’t experience the same holiday stresses that we do (see Have Yourself a Stress-Free Little Christmas).

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13 Terms to Know When Interpreting the Language in “For Sale” Ads

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You have heard the term “Let the buyer beware,” and nowhere is this more appropriate when you see ads for dogs or puppies for sale. I’m not kidding you; it can be a minefield out there, and if you

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’Tis the Season for Charitable Giving

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Well, it’s that time of year again – you know, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, mistletoe and holly, and charities galore wanting us to give, give, give. It’s even worse than it is the rest of

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11 Jobs for People Who Want to Work With Dogs

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I’ve talked from time to time about people who are involved in animal care – my vet, Dr. Stephen, in particular – and I’ve also offered up the opinions of trainers and animal behaviorists. Most

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5 Ways to Teach Your Dog to Help Around the House

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I love having Janice and Leroy with me when I’m trying to get my house up to a normal person’s standards. I’ve often thought, though, that it would be really nice if they could pitch in and help.

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10 Product Recalls Dog Owners Need to Know About

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I’ve noticed that product recalls for anything that might adversely affect human health are usually very well publicized, but recalls on products for pets? Not so much. So with that in mind, I’m offering

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The Facts About Fat in Your Dog’s Food

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Do you keep food on your shelves for a long time? I suppose I probably do, because I’m one of those people who likes to stock up when thing are on sale. I might start re-thinking that approach, though,

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Breed of the Week: The Afghan Hound (Video)

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I haven’t done a “breed of the week” in a while. I’d meant to make it a regular thing, but you know how it goes: the best laid plans and all that. I think it’s time to start talking about various

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