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A woman lies on the floor and cuddles a brown and white Australian Shepherd

Don’t have a Roomba? Think twice before adopting an Australian Shepherd

Before adopting an Australian Shepherd, this one fact may surprise you.
A Dachshund eats from a food bowl filled with kibble

The best dog food for dachshunds: 5 healthy choices for your pup

Learn what dog food is ideal for your dachshunds, and where to find it.
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Sick of playing fetch? What to do if your dog is obsessed with ball toys

Learn why dogs are obsessed with ball toys and what you can do.
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Do I qualify for a service dog? These are the requirements you should know about

Find out if you qualify for a service dog or comfort animal. Your doctor can recommend what’s best.
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Get in the festive spirit: 6 simple DIY dog treats for the 4th of July

While you’re busy making grocery lists, don’t forget to think about your fur babies this 4th of July, too — maybe with some DIY dog treats.
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These soft, tasty senior dog treats are under $13 and absolutely perfect for pups without teeth

Senior dog treats can help with a variety of issues that come with aging. It can be hard to find them for toothless pups. We did the searching.
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8 essential questions to ask to find the best obedience class for your dog

Before enrolling in any obedience class with your pup, ask these questions to ensure it's a good fit.
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5 essential off-leash rules every good pet parent should know

If you have a dog who can be off-leash, congrats! Now learn where you should never let your pup have full rein.
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Safely expressing your dog’s anal glands at home is much easier than you think

Save your dog an uncomfortable trip to the groomers by learning how to express dog anal glands. Start here with this technique.
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Breeding and raising minnows: What you need to know

Everything you need to know about minnow raising and reproduction rates in one simple guide!
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Are dogs actually color blind? Why what you’ve been told is a lie

If you've always been told dogs don't see in color, read on for more accurate information.
A Chihuahua sits under a rainbow Pride flag

Want to bring your dog to a Pride parade? 5 things the experts say you need to do first

Are you considering bringing your dog to a Pride parade? Here’s what the experts say you need to consider first.
A dog stands close to a barbecue grill, waiting expectantly

Am I a bad pet parent if my dog can’t resist licking our outdoor grill?

It's barbecue season, but if you can't get your dog to stop licking the hot grill after cooking, you're not alone. Here's what to do.
A long-haired Chihuahua sits on the beach wearing sunglasses

10 cool dog beaches worth planning your next vacation around

These dog beaches are ideal to include in your next beach vacay.
A brown and white English Bulldog offers his paw to his owner

Bulldogs 101: Everything you never knew about your little tank

Everything you need to know about the bulldog dog breed before you buy.
A Jack Russell Terrier wearing red sunglasses sits in an airport next to a pet carrier

Don’t ever travel with your dog without these crucial health certificates

Before you travel with your dog, make sure you have all these health certificates handy.
A dog with big brown eyes looks up from an empty food dish in front of them

This is the super disturbing reason why you need to wash your dog’s bowl more

Pet parents need to wash their dog's food bowl daily for proper dog food handling...is what you're NOT doing putting your health at risk?
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Why trips to the dog park could actually be ruining your pet’s social skills

Are dog parks actually hurting your pet's socialization skills?
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Can dogs eat peanut butter? Yes — 8 easy-to-make treats your pup will devour

Can dogs eat peanut butter? What are the best peanut butter treat recipes?
A Yorkshire Terrier watches a black cat in the backyard

Your life has become a bad cliche: How to get your dog to stop chasing your cat

If your dog won't stop chasing your cat around your house, we have solutions.
A Border Collie runs on the grass with their tongue hanging out

Can dogs have ADD? The warning signs of hyperactivity you should watch for

These hyperactive dog symptoms can be treated with the right training. This is what you need to know.
A woman and a beagle lie on a hotel room bed

5 things to always ask before booking a supposedly pet-friendly hotel

What does pet-friendly really mean? What to look for in a pet-friendly hotel.
A red-haired woman hugs her Great Dane while sitting outdoors

Adopting a Great Dane? 3 things you need to keep these gentle giants happy

Great Danes are tall, but how tall? Learn what special gear and care these gentle giants need.
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Have a canine Houdini? Try these simple ways to dog-proof your fence and yard

5 dog-proof fencing ideas that will keep canine escape artists safe.
A Cardigan and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi stand next to one another

Obsessed with corgi cuteness? How to pick the right corgi breed for you

Before bringing a Corgi into your household, learn the differences between Corgi breeds.
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Help your pup get comfy: 4 amazing dog collars for sensitive necks

Does your dog have a sensitive neck? Try these amazing collars.
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Why you need to stop feeding your dog almond butter right now

Not all nut butters are the same. Why you need to stop feeding your dog almond butter.
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Tick removal made easy: Your complete guide to keeping your dog or cat safe

Tick on your dog or cat? Remove it by following these tips.
A young woman in the kitchen holds a silver dog bowl while her Beagle jumps to beg for food

The best dog food for beagles: What you should (and should never) give your pup

What should your Beagle be eating daily? These are the best dog food picks — and what you shouldn't feed them.
Three golden retriever puppies eat from silver bowls on the floor

Golden retriever puppy foods that will help them grow into those big paws

Learn what your Golden Retriever puppy should be eating on a daily basis.
A poodle sits on a chair at a dining table with kibble on a plate in front of them

You don’t need special Poodle food (but your pup probably needs a specific diet)

Here's what you should be aware of when choosing a food for your poodle.
Someone combs a black and white French Bulldog while they hold a toy in their mouth

Frenchie spa day: We are in love with these French Bulldog grooming ideas

French Bulldog grooming must-dos, including how often to take your pet to the groomer.
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A rainy day is no excuse to skip walking the dog, but nice try

Do dogs like the rain? Learn why rain shouldn't prevent your next walk.
A German Shorthaired Pointer sits in a field of tall grasses

The best dog breeds for outdoorsy pet parents may surprise you

Want a hiking companion? These dog breeds fit the bill.
Someone's legs next to their English Bulldog as they walk through the park

Your English bulldog needs extra TLC on walks – Here’s what veterinarians advise

Who is walking whom? You need these English Bulldog walking tips.
A brown miniature poodle lifts a paw and eats a treat out of a person's hand

How to train your poodle so well you’ll both be welcome in public

Learn, step by step, how to train your poodle so she can join you everywhere.
Someone's hand reaches out to give a Maltese a flea and tick prevention tablet

Do flea and tick meds really work? We asked a vet

Is your dog on a flea and tick preventative? Vets recommend these brands the most.
A chocolate Labrador retriever lies in the grass with their tongue out

How to train your friendly Labrador to be a guard dog — it’s actually easy

Can a Labrador Retriever make a good watchdog? You might be surprised.
A Jack Russell Terrier stands and places a paw on the toilet

Why is my dog pooping in the house? The answer may baffle you

If your dog is pooping in the house, there are reasons you may not have thought of.
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Bring your dog to work day can be every day if you follow these tips

Learn how to train your dog so your pet can go to work with you.
A long haired dachshund sits at the front door by a doormat that says hello

Headed back to the office? Help your dog re-adjust to you being gone all day

Stuck at the office all day? Here's how to get your dog used to the new routine.
A young woman bends down to pick up her dog's poop

Whatever you do, don’t commit this faux pas on your next dog walk

Here's what to never do on your next dog walk (and what to do instead).
Three Labrador Retrievers of different colors sit side by side in the grass

Labrador retrievers: What you need to know about this family-friendly breed

Labrador Retriever characteristics that may surprise you!
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These dog breeds have highly sensitive ears: Be careful with them

These dog breeds have more sensitive ears than other breeds.
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These are the best (and most loyal) guard dogs for you

These best guard dogs will protect you in case of trouble
A woman hugs her Great Dane who stands with front paws on her shoulders

10 dog breeds that grow so big they might outweigh you

These 10 dog breeds grow so big they can be larger than humans.
An English Mastiff puppy sits in the grass and sniffs a dandelion

These 6 breeds have adorable puppies that grow into massive adult dogs

These common dog breeds grow Clifford Big Red Dog big!
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The 10 rarest dog breeds you’ve probably never heard of

These are the top 20 rarest dog breeds in the world
A Labradoodle puppy tilts their head and looks into the camera

Have you heard? These 4 dog breeds have the best hearing

Which dog breeds have excellent hearing? You'll be surprised.
A Jaguar lies on a tree branch and takes a nap

This adorable video is proof that jaguars are really just big house cats

This is what happens when you expose a jaguar to catnip, and it's too cute not to see.