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7 Myths About Separation Anxiety

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Does your dog chew up the furniture when you leave him alone, howl a lung up in the car if you leave him for five minutes to pick up a prescription or grab a quart of milk? Does he seem to need to be with

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16 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe and Comfortable in Winter

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I think we’re well into winter now, whether we like it or not. The last couple of weeks, snow has pretty much been the order of the day. Not a whole lot of accumulation where I live but still enough

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Canine Aggression – How it Starts, and How to Stop It

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I’ve posted about canine aggression on more than a few occasions. In Do Dogs Ever Bite for No Reason?, I talked about the importance of knowing why a dog might bite, and how people often fail to understand

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Breed of the Week: The Golden Retriever (Video)

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You might remember me mentioning the Golden Retriever in “The Truth About Dog Bite Statistics.” I stated that the Golden Retriever was on the list of dogs most likely to bite, and pointed out that

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7 Steps for Safe Biking with Your Dog

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If you’re anything like me, you probably walk your dog at least a couple of times a day, and maybe you visit the dog park regularly as well so that your best buddy can get a great workout with other

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5 Reasons Why Puppy Mills Must Be Stopped

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I’ve pointed out the perils of buying a puppy from pet stores and online advertisers previously, and talked about puppy mills a bit in How to Get the Right Dog from the Right Breeder. The US Humane Society

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3 Things to Consider if You Want to Get Involved in Purebred Rescue

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I’ve mentioned frequently that I’m a total, unmitigated, irredeemable dog snob, and I refuse to apologize for that fact. Boxers are my passion. I have also owned and loved mixed breeds, but my heart

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What Kind of Person Doesn’t Want a Dog?

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I’ve had a couple of great litters out of Janice and Leroy. My big thing is I like to promote the Boxer as a breed, and quite honestly, I don’t make a whole lot of money selling my puppies. Usually

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21 Things Your Dog Should Never Ingest (and a bonus)

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In Your Dog is Not a Human, So Don’t Feed Him Like One, I talked about a lot of human foods that people think it’s okay to give to their dogs, and the horrible results that can occur from doing so.

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Do Dogs Understand Language?

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Do you talk to your dogs the way I do? I find a lot of the time I’m pretty conversational. I don’t exactly speak in commands the way most people do. I’m more like, “Okay, guys, enough Netflix,

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