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5 Ways to Make Autumn Hikes and Walks Better

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Let Janice or Leroy spot me shaking out the day pack or busting out my hiking boots and you can barely contain their enthusiasm. They recognize this gear as clear signs we are going on an actual, out in

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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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Shock Collars May Soon Be a Thing of the Past – Positive Reinforcement Will Lead the Way in Training

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Almost everyone who reads my columns knows how much I love shock collars. Actually, that was a trick statement because if you are a regular reader, and you were paying attention to that sentence, you might

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9 Steps for a Successful Pawternity Leave (Video)

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Are you sitting down as you read this? If not, you just might want to do so. Why? Because there is an incredible new development in the world of pet parenting, and it is being called “pawternity leave”.

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Do Dogs Enjoy Dressing Up? (Video)

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In the town where I grew up there was a woman who had a boxer. Her beloved dog was not what influenced me to become a devotee of the breed, but it helped! While I don’t even attempt to put garments on

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Dog-Friendly Apartment Building Creates New Global Precedent (Video)

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Recently, I wrote about the trials and tribulations of renting with a barking dog, and looked at some of the reasons your poor pup might be upsetting the neighbors when you are not at home, as well as

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Breed Spotlight: Plott (Video)

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I like to write, so it makes sense that I’d appreciate the name of the breed known as the Plott or Plott Hound. Yet, once I began to learn about this lesser-known breed, I appreciated it for much more

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7 Tips for Renting with a Yapper (Video)

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I’m not going to lie, I loved reading recent headlines about developments in the real estate buying habits of the group known as “millennials”. Why? Because, as one recent NBC News story said plainly:

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9 Things for Kids and Dogs to Do Together

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Do you have both a “fur-baby” and a child of the human sort? If so, you probably have your hands full. My sister’s son entertains me often with his silly antics, but I’m always pretty glad to be

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3 Ways to Make Your Dog a Social Media Star (Video)

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The love we feel for our pets, whether dogs, cats, hamsters, pigs or reptiles, is quite pure. Humans also enjoy just looking at animals, and this accounts for the different sites and networks dedicated

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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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5 Methods for Dealing with Seasonal Shedding at Summer’s End

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“Ash,” said one of my friends the other day, “Is it normal for my collie to be losing hair now…at the beginning of fall?” I looked at him blankly. For all of the blogs I’ve written about shedding,

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