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Dog Food Ingredients to Avoid

Dog Food Ingredients to Avoid It’s becoming increasingly popular to check the ingredients lists on the back of human food products—so why don’t we do the same for our dog’s food? “Well,” you think, “they’re a dog. Any kind of dog food will give them the nourishment they need, right?” Unfortunately, when dog food companies …

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How to Deal with Jealousy Between Dogs

HOW TO DEAL WITH JEALOUSY BETWEEN DOGS Dogs have a lot of the same emotions as their human counterparts, and jealousy is no exception. Your dog may be jealous of another pet in the household or even your spouse. Over time, jealousy will disrupt the harmony and social structure of your household, so it’s important …

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Training your Dog to Calmly Greet Strangers

TRAINING YOUR DOG TO  CALMLY GREET STRANGERS If you have an excitable dog, it can be challenging to introduce it to new people. Most people don’t love it when a dog jumps on them, especially a larger dog. (This might be cute when they’re a puppy – less so when they’re full grown and 60+ …

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5 Lesser Known Competitive Dog Sports

5 Lesser Known Competitive Dog Sports If you’ve ever watched a dog show (televised or in-person), you’ve probably seen agility and obedience competitions. But that barely skims the surface of the world of competitive dog sports. There are so many games you can learn with your dog. Competing in dog sports helps strengthen the relationship …

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How to Address Separation Anxiety

HOW TO ADDRESS SEPARATION ANXIETY Although dismal for humans, 2020 has been a pretty good year for pets. During the pandemic, pet adoptions have skyrocketed, leaving shelters across the country nearly empty. Shelter Animals Count, a database that tracks shelter and rescue activity, recorded 26,000 more pet adoptions in 2020 than the previous year. That …

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