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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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