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7 Tips for Using the NFL Training Method with Your Dog

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Have you heard of the “No Free Lunch” training method for dogs? The NFL method isn’t necessarily a new idea, but it’s a new way to think about a training method that has been very popular among

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3 Things That Make a Dog a Service Animal

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Despite going to the dog park nearly every single day this summer, and seeing just about every type of dog that exists in my county, there’s one kind of dog I’ve never seen there: a service dog. For

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11 Dog Safety Tips for Hunting Season

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As fall starts to rear its head, a lot of people in my area are gearing up for hunting season. The autumn brings out the deer and turkey hunters in droves in the Midwest, and that also means that a lot

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Breed Spotlight: Berger Picard

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When was the last time your dog made you laugh? I can tell you exactly when that was for me. This morning, Leroy decided to greet the hens by sticking his head right into the hen house – where he was

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11 Great Ideas for Exercising Your Dog Without Walking

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I’ve stressed the importance of taking your dog on walks many times on this blog – in fact, this week I posted an article on how to make your walks even better. But what if you can’t walk your dog?

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9 Emotions Dogs Really Feel – Backed By Science!

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Have you ever wondered if your dog really loves you? Or if they really do think it’s funny to play keep-away with something you need? I know that I’ve often seen Janice and Leroy showing signs of empathy

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9 Steps to Planning a Doggie Photo Shoot

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I have to admit that I’m not exactly someone who spends a lot of time on social media. Janice and Leroy, and this blog, keep me busy, and I’d rather spend my time planning a new house for the hens,

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9 Tips for the Best Walk With Your Dog

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Do you and your dog take a regular walk together? Maybe you start your day with a jaunt around the blockor end your day with a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood. This is a great routine for your

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Is Your Dog Shedding Due to Stress?

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If you have a dog that goes through a big shedding process when the weather changes, you may be gearing up for that as I type. Many dogs have just one yearly shed in the spring – but I do know some breeds

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Breed Spotlight: Otterhound

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Quite a while ago on the blog, I wrote about dog breeds that have gone extinct, or are on their way out. One of the dogs I mentioned was the Otterhound. At the time, there were reports that fewer than

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5 Ways to Get in Shape with Your Dog

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It’s been quite a while since we’ve had another one of my “stories from the dog park”, so why not today? Last week, Janice, Leroy, and I headed to our local hot spot to let the dogs get in a good

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9 Facts About Lyme Disease and Dogs

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I don’t know about you, but where I live with Janice and Leroy, the hottest part of the summer has arrived. That tail end of true summer, when school is almost back in session and you start to daydream

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