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Take your dog to work day

Take Your Dog To Work Day

In celebration of Take Your Dog To Work Day, here are seven tips to ensure a peaceful, productive day of humane and canine camaraderie. 1....

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Dos and Don’ts of Doggie Travel Etiquette

Do you travel during the holidays? Chances are, you’re planning to take your furry friend along with you. Whatever your destination,...

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Dog Coat Shopping

Shopping for a dog coat can sometimes be a daunting tasks. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect balance between quality, fit and...

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Skijoring in a winter wonderland

Looking for a winter activity for you and your dog? How about Skijoring? If it sounds European, that’s because it is! Derived from the...

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Queen Victoria and Her Dogs

Queen Victoria, is perhaps best remembered for being the longest reigning monarch in British history, but did you know she was also a...

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4 Essential Rules For The Dog Park

Summer is fast approaching, and we all know what that means! It’s dog park season and your dog couldn’t be happier. Whether your...

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Making a splash with Dock Diving

Calling all water babies! If your dog enjoys the water, Dock Diving, aka Dock Jumping, might tick all the boxes for you and your best...

Treibball

Give Treibball A Try!

Sometimes referred to as urban herding, Treibball (pronounced “try-ball”) combines herding and obedience, but instead of using live...

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Sniffing Out Fun With Nose Work

  No matter what size or shape, dogs everywhere love to catch a scent. Nose Work, a relatively new sport on the scene, provides a...

service dogs

Guide and Service Dogs Are Everyday Heroes

Canines can be more than companions; every year, thousands of people are helped by service dogs who offer support for people with...

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New car shopping?

Dogs are natural road warriors. It seems as soon as they see you grabbing the car keys, they’re on their feet, ready to act as your...

holidays

Top 10 Tips For The Holidays

Holidays are busy and exciting but they can be a little stressful for everyone, including our dogs. This handy list will help ensure your...

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3 steps to off-leash training

Safety and reliable recall are the two most important factors when training your dog off-leash. Letting your dog off-leash is fun and...

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2015 Top Dog Newsmakers of the Year

What were the dog highlights of 2015? We chose the five stories that captured not only our attention, but in some cases, the world’s. Air...

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Increase your dog’s lifespan with holistic & conventional medicine

Even if our dogs live into their teens, it never seems long enough from our perspective. Increasing the longevity of our canine companions...

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6 benefits of exercise for dogs

Life can be hectic, and it’s easy to get so busy that we forget to take proper care of ourselves. One thing that often falls through the...

A little help for busy dog owners

What with career and family responsibilities, travel, and a long list of other commitments, most of us lead busy lives that take us away...

Setting Up Pet Trusts

Nearly 70% of households have at least one animal, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. This statistic proves...

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Benefits of a holistic vet for your animals

Surprisingly, there are many people who are seriously committed to green living, holistic healthcare and the organic lifestyle, but who...

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Raw Food For Your Animal

“My gosh! You feed your animals raw meat?” This is one of the most frequent questions I get from visitors to my home – and from...

Taming Your Dog’s Barking

Ding dong! Chaos erupts as Molly skids barking down the hallway to get to the door before her human, Pat. “She’s such a sweet dog, but...

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Do dogs get sunburns?

Whenever you take your dog outdoors, he’ll be exposed to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. While most dogs have hair that acts as a...

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Soothing fear in dogs

Joe and Melissa adopted a young mixed breed from a rescue group. Shilo was found as a stray, so no one knows her early history. But her new...

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Active dogs & acupressure

The average dog is an active, high energy animal that welcomes every opportunity he can get to go outside and run, play and roughhouse. It...

conventional veterinarian vs. holistic veterinarian

5 facts your conventional veterinarian won’t share

Even though I’m a holistic doctor, I was trained as a conventional veterinarian. Not only do I have access to both conventional and...

Understanding Pica & Your Dog

Pica is a condition in which dogs crave the ingestion of unnatural food sources. While it may seem unusual, it’s actually fairly common....

You’re Part Of Your Dog’s Training

  As an animal attendant for the SPCA, I often see dogs surrendered to our shelter because they are supposedly “untrainable.”...

Dogs With Jobs

It’s off to work we go…with our animal companions! After her last dog died, Susanne really wanted another one, but kept putting it off...

ALEXA FERR CHATS COCO & DOG ABUSE

19-year-old Canadian pop star Alexa Ferr (@AlexaFerrMusic) has been climbing the charts recently with her hit songs, but like many stars,...

Picking Your Perfect Dog

You’ve mulled it over and decided you’re ready – a puppy it is! So what comes next? Investing time in a little research will go a...

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