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4 useful tips for training your Havanese

Training your Havanese dog is easy with these simple tips.
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What you need to know about dog puberty before it happens

Dog puberty is a thing, and this is what every pet parent should know.
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Is salt bad for dogs? It can be dangerous if you aren’t careful

This is what you should know before feeding your dog salty foods.
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The best dog raincoats you can get under $20 right now

Your dog will love these amazing and affordable rain jackets.
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Can dogs have squash? Everything you need to know

Here's what you should consider before feeding your dog squash.
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These dog breeds should definitely have a dog coat for winter

Winter is tough for these dog breeds. You should get them a coat.
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Pet profiles: The DevOps pack that keeps PawTracks up and running

This trio of furry friends is here to steal your heart--and quite possibly your treats.
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3 delicious Halloween treats you can make for your dog

These Halloween dog treats are adorable and great for your pooch.
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10 best healthy veggies you can share with your dog

These vegetables are delicious, healthy, and great for your dog.
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Fromm Family dog food voluntarily recalled: Is it in your dog’s bowl?

Fromm family canned dog food has been recalled due to Vitamin D risk.
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6 incredible family Halloween costumes that include your dog

Want your dog to be part of your family Halloween costume? Try these ideas.
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Animal hospital offering ‘goodbye kisses’ to dogs has us in tears

An animal hospital is offering "goodbye kisses" to dogs before they're euthanized.
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3 amazing homemade dog treats to make for your pet in October

These fall-inspired dog treats are perfect for October.
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Amazon’s new Astro ‘robo dog’ is a total game-changer

Amazon's new Astro robo dog is a hot new must-have gadget.
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How to find pup friends for your large dog to socialize with

These are some great ways to socialize your large dog.
A Dachshund in a red sweater stands proudly on a tree stump

Does your dog need a sweater for the cold? What to consider

Should you get your pup a dog sweater for cold weather? Here are the pros and cons you should consider first.
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Can dogs have walnuts? What you need to know

Walnuts aren't the safest treat for your dog. Here's why and what you should feed them instead.
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The comprehensive guide to dog hiking gear you need

This is everything you need to go hiking with your dog.
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Good, better, best: Dog DNA kits worth the investment

These dog DNA kits can tell you a lot about your pup.
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6 fall foods you love that are great for dogs, too

These fall foods are healthy and nutritious for dogs.
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Were military dogs left in Afghanistan? What we know about the ongoing rescue

Learn how the SPCA is working with an adoption agency to rescue dogs in Afghanistan.
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How to bell train a puppy properly

Bell training a puppy is easy if you follow these steps.
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Reduce dog shedding with these helpful tips

Want to reduce the amount of dog hair you're cleaning up? Try these strategies.
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Pet profiles: This Weimaraner is a true prince

Meet Prince, a regal Weimaraner who's ready to snuggle his way into your heart.
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Why now is actually the perfect time to bring your golden retriever to the beach

Summer might be the most popular season to go to the beach, but here's why you should take your dog in the fall.
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The best dog food to keep your pug from gaining too much weight

These are the dog food items that will keep your pug healthy and happy.
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4 things to do before you take your dog camping

Before you go on that camping trip with your dog, make sure you're prepared. Here's everything you need to do beforehand to keep your pup safe.
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6 fun fall activities your large dog can join in on

These six activities are fun to do with your dog in the fall.
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Why oatmeal is good for dogs in moderation

Oatmeal is a staple in human diets for a reason. It can also be a healthy addition to your dog's routine.
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5 amazing DIY dog crate ideas you can build this weekend

Making a dog crate has never been easier than with these great ideas.
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Is pumpkin bad for dogs? What you need to know

Pumpkin is a fall favorite, but should you feed it to your dog?
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5 great ways to socialize your older dog

If your dog needs some help with socialization, try these methods.
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Can dogs have apples? What you need to know

Should you give your dog apples? This is what you need to know about their nutritional value and the best ways to serve them.
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DIY dog shampoo: 4 recipes to make from home

Making dog shampoo for your furry friend isn’t hard, but you want to make sure you’re using the best ingredients. Here’s what you need to know.
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The best dog collars with tags attached under $30 you can get

These dog collars and tags are functional and stylish.
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Over 130 dog deaths may be linked to Midwestern Pet Foods, FDA warns

Here’s everything you need to know about the Midwestern Pet Foods recall to keep your dog safe.
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Barkcuterie: The charcuterie board you can share with your dog

Do you love sharing people food with your dog? This charcuterie board is delicious — and safe for your dog to eat.
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6 ways to soothe your dog’s separation anxiety for good

If your dog suffers from separation anxiety, there are ways you can help. Here’s how.
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Dog yoga: Fad or fun activity with your pet?

Dog yoga has been trending online, but is it more than a fad?
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Pet profiles: Meet Phineus, the German Shepherd gentleman

This dapper dude is all about loyalty, exercise, and love.
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5 amazing ideas for a cute DIY dog bed you can make today

These DIY dog bed ideas will be an adorable addition to your home.
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How to choose a dog crate that’s the right size for your St. Bernard

If you're looking for a dog crate for your St. Bernard, here's how to find the right one.
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4 totally normal reasons why your dog eats poop (and when to be concerned)

Does your dog eat poop? Here's why this might be happening and what you can do about it.
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You can learn dog training on MasterClass: Is it worth it?

MasterClass has a dog training class. Here's what you should know about it.
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6 useful tips for helping an anxious dog through a thunderstorm

Thunderstorms can be scary for dogs. Follow these tips to keep your pet calm.
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7 safety tips for taking your dog on a camping trip

Camping with your dog can be fun, but you have to keep them safe, too. Here's how.
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What you need to know about assistance dogs

This is your handy guide to everything you've ever wanted to know about assistance dogs.
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How to find a meetup group for your Italian greyhound

Here's how to find other Italian greyhounds to socialize your pet.
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4 best flea and tick collars under $30 for your Chihuahua

These flea and tick collars were designed for small dogs like chihuahuas.
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Pet profiles: Meet Armie & Harpo, two adorable Pembroke Welsh corgis

These cute corgis stole their editor Dad's heart — and most of his socks.