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A dog being trained on a mat

How to do dog behavior training the right way so it sticks

Every dog should be trained — it's the responsible thing to do as a pet owner. Follow these steps to get the most out of your dog behavior training sessions.
A brown puppy wearing a neon orange harness looks up

Expert tips for taking your puppy on their first walk

A therapy dog wearing their harness sits and looks to the side

Mental health service dogs 101: What you need to know about alert dogs, emotional support animals, and others

A German shepherd and a husky sitting in the snow

Essential tips to keep your dog safe in snowy and winter weather

Man holds his Bernese mountain dog outside

5 most common Bernese mountain dog health issues and what to do about them

Happy Golden lies down on the pavement to get pets

Video: Playful dog is so excited to see dad, he won’t let him take his boots off

Corgi walks next to the water outside

Should you get a health and dog DNA kit? Here’s what you need to know about this new trend

A pug wearing a sweater walks through the snow

How long can you walk your dog in cold weather? Experts tell us

A happy Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever smiles at the camera

4 ways to uplift your dog’s mental health and why it’s so important

A dog mom kisses her white and brown puppy

Keep your pup and your wallet safe with dog health insurance – what you need to know

A poodle-mix dog crouches in the snow to play

Is cold just as bad as heat for dog paws? We asked the experts

A blue-eyed Siberian husky puppy sitting on grass

Can huskies be aggressive? It depends on the circumstances

Lab puppy on a bed

How to successfully crate train your new Labrador puppy

With these tips, your Lab puppy will love their crate — and so will you! There's no reason not to try it with your new best friend.
Chihuahua cocks his head while lying on the carpet

Velcro dogs: The pets most likely to become mini stalkers (and what to do about it)

Do you have a velcro dog? Find out what it means to have a pup that follows you around constantly and what you can do to curb the behavior.
A Jack Russell terrier wearing a yellow scarf plays with a giant snowball

Ice melters are dangerous for your dog: Here’s how to keep them safe

Learn how to keep your dog safe from ice melters this winter.
A puppy stares at a bowl of dry kibble

Is your dog refusing to eat? There are a few possible causes

Is your pup turning up his nose at his food bowl? Here's what the problem might be if your dog is refusing to eat and what you can do to fix it.
Pug puppy sniffs reflection in mirror

Do dogs recognize themselves in mirrors? According to experts, this is why your dog can’t stop staring

If you've been wondering about dogs and mirrors, you're not alone. This is the truth about whether dogs can recognize their reflections.
A brown dog growls and shows his teeth while out on a walk

Here are some easy ways to stop your dog from growling at strangers

Here's how to easily stop your dog from growling at strangers, starting with desensitization. Don't forget to bring the treats!
Brown and white dog howling on a porch

Why do dogs howl? It’s not just to get your attention

There are many reasons why dogs howl, but these are the most common. They might explain more than you think!
Two dogs outside playing with each other

Video: This dog’s attempts to open the door for their pup pal are adorable

Can dogs open doors? This video proves that many canines have mastered the skill and use it to welcome their friends into their homes.
couple walking a dog on a sidewalk in park

6 ways your dog can help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions in 2023

Your dog can help you stay on track with your New Year's resolutions. Here's how your pup can be your biggest cheerleader and partner this year.
An elderly pit bull dog wearing a festive red sweater stands outside in the winter

The ultimate cold-weather gear guide all dogs need, according to the experts

From waterproof winter coats to protective paw wax, there are many ways to help your dog stay warm. This is the winter weather gear you need to consider.
An Australian shepherd playing outside in the snow

How cold is too cold for dogs? What you should know

Is it too cold for your dog? These are the facts you should know about your dog being in the cold weather.
A beagle wearing a red bandana stands outside in the snow

Experts agree: It’s okay to skip walks with your dog this winter (really!)

Experts agree: It’s okay to skip walks with your dog this winter (really!)

While taking your dog outside for a walk is beneficial for their physical and mental health, that doesn't mean a jaunt in your neighborhood is your only option.
Dog getting a Christmas gift

Video of shelter dogs picking out Christmas gifts is the holiday cheer we all need

This video of shelter dogs picking out Christmas toys will bring tears to your eyes. The shelter called it "Santa Paws Day," and we can't get enough.
Chihuahua dresses in a reindeer hat ready to meet Santa

Video: Dog meets Santa for the first time (and it’s super heartwarming)

Should you take your pet to meet Santa? Check out this adorable video of a sweet pup seeing him for the first time and get a few tips for your outing.
Therapy dog visits hospital patient

Therapy dogs spread love wherever they go: Does your dog qualify?

Therapy dogs spread love and comfort in hospitals, nursing homes, and more. If your dog is outgoing and loving read on to learn how to get them certified.
A group of dogs sits on the sidewalk during their walk

What are the 7 breed groups and where does my dog fit in? Find out what your pup is known for

We understand there are different breeds of dogs but what are breed groups? Here are the seven different categories and what each is known for.
A brown dog holds a soccer ball toy in their mouth while standing in the snow

3 things the experts wished pet parents knew about keeping dogs safe in winter

As cute as your dog looks in a winter coat, there are so many more ways to keep your pup protected from the cold. Here are our experts' favorite ways.
Collie dog standing on a beach near the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

5 awesome dog-friendly places in California you should visit with your pet this winter

Looking to go on a winter vacation with your furry friend. Here are some great places to take your dog this winter in California.
White dog catching red ring in the snow

Try these useful tips to get your dog to go potty outdoors in cold weather

Some dogs hate going outside in cold weather and refuse to do their business outdoors. Here's how to get them to go potty no matter the temperature.
Chihuahua lies down on a soft rug

These are the 5 dogs with the least health problems, so your furry friend sticks around for a long time

What breed of dog has the least health problems? Consider getting one of these five healthy breeds with the best longevity and fewest issues.
A German shepherd fetching a stick in the snow

Everything you need to keep your dog active in the cold: The ultimate winter weather safety guide

The weather outside is getting frightful. Here are tips and exactly what dogs need for winter weather safety and comfort.
A dog steals dinner from the Christmas table

Vets reveal 5 biggest dangers to pets during the Christmas season

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but vets warn it's also the most dangerous for pets. Keep track of these things so your animals stay safe.
labrador retriever puppy

How to keep your Labrador healthy: Read this to help your pup live their best life

Labrador retrievers are extremely popular. However, common Labrador retriever problems can cause issues. A few simple steps can allow your Lab to live their best lives.
A dog happily shows her teeth while lying on her back and getting a belly rub

How to take care of dog dental health (and why it matters)

Just like you take of your dental health, your pup also needs their teeth brushed and taken care of. Follow these steps to keep your pet's teeth clean and mouth healthy.
Jack Russell terrier in from of Christmas tree with presents

Is your dog drinking Christmas tree water? It could be more dangerous for their health than you realize

If your dog drinks Christmas tree water, it could be poisonous to them. Here are some ways to keep them safe this holiday season.
A dog in the snow

Do dogs really need winter boots? Experts weigh in

What's the deal with winter boots for dogs? Some experts share they aren't just fashion statements. They have an important function.
A border collie wearing reindeer antlers looks over the dinner table

Can dogs eat Christmas foods? Here’s what to share and what to skip this holiday season

'Tis the season of giving, but you shouldn't give every leftover to your dog. Here's a list of Christmas foods your dog can -- and can't - -eat safely.
Irish setter lying in the snow

How to keep a dog house warm in the winter: A guide to simple enhancements

Prepping your dog's house for the winter won't take you longer than a single afternoon to complete. Our methods show how you can do it.
A dog stares at a black cat while lying down

Video: Cat outsmarts dog in a genius way

The cats vs dogs debate continues in this video posted to Reddit where the cat outsmarts his canine companion and comes out ahead.
An elderly golden retriever sits on a trail in the woods

Top dog supplements for joint health and how they help your pooch stay active

Does your pup have a little trouble walking these days? Keep him active with one of these best dog supplements for joint health.
A German shepherd lying in the snow

Can dogs get fleas during the winter? The answer might surprise you

Are you wondering if dogs can get fleas in the winter? It's an important question with a potentially surprising answer. Here's what dog parents need to know.
Woman snuggling Samoyed puppy in front of the Christmas tree

Is getting a puppy for Christmas a good idea? You can’t return them like a sweater

Don't jump into dog ownership this holiday season before making sure you're ready. If you're getting a puppy for Christmas, here's what you must know.
video of dog chasing shadows looks at its shadow

Video: Dog gets distracted chasing shadows (but this habit can be dangerous)

So, what happens when you mix a dog’s fascination of their own tail with their habit of chasing shadows? The dog behavior in this video.
A red and white Shiba Inu jumps through the snow in a fenced backyard

Is it safe to keep dogs outside in winter? You’d better follow these guidelines

It is essential for pet parents to know how to keep outside dogs warm in winter weather, including when to bring them inside. This guide will help.
Boston terrier on a pink leash in grass

9 Boston terrier facts to know before you bring one into your life

Boston terriers are lovable and friendly little dogs. Is this breed best for you? These nine Boston terrier facts will help you make that determination.
A close-up shot of a black dog with a graying muzzle and a wart on his eyelid

What causes dog warts and how can you prevent them? We have the answers

What causes dog warts, and should you be concerned? Here's the scoop on what really causes dog warts and what to do about them.
A close-up shot of a black Lab wearing a red collar

Why black Labrador retrievers are the perfect family dogs

Is a black Labrador retriever the perfect dog for you? Find out.
French bulldog puppy splooting on tile floor

Dog splooting is super adorable, but it can also be something to worry about

It's cute when dogs sploot, right? Before taking a picture, you might want to be sure it isn't a cause for concern.