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Household Hazards for Dogs: End of Summer Edition (Video)

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It is the final, glorious weeks of summer here where Janice, Leroy and I live, and my garden is showing signs that autumn is just around the bend. Now, don’t get me wrong; the three of us adore leaf-raking

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Dealing with Your Pup’s End of Summer Separation Anxiety (Video)

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It’s that time again, the end of summer. School is about to go back in session, and you know what that means. Peace and quiet? For sure! But there’s much more going on than that. Lots of school supplies

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A Complete Guide to Dog DNA Tests

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If you own a dog that you adopted from a shelter or found as a stray, chances are they aren’t a purebred. That’s not a bad thing – there are a lot of great things about mixed breed dogs. However,

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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 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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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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How to Care for Your Pit Bull in Extreme Weather

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It seems like every year, as soon as we start getting into the second half of summer, my mind turns to the winter. There’s a lot to do around here to prepare for winter, and some of those things include

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7 Things to Know About Canine Dementia

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Did you ever hear the phrase “all dogs go to heaven”? If you were a child during the 90s, you probably saw the animated movie by the same name. We’ve talked a little about dogs passing away here

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The Owner’s Guide to Caring for Pit Bull Puppies

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I recently wrote a post about caring for pregnant pit bulls, and in it, I mentioned that this post would be coming soon. Today I want to talk about how to care for a pit bull puppy, starting from the day

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Everything You Need to Know About Pregnant Pit Bulls

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Despite the fact that pit bulls are often discriminated against – even being banned in some areas altogether – humans continue to adopt them, buy them, breed them, and love them. This umbrella term

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