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Take Your Dog To Work Day 2013

June 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

It’s that time of year again! For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to bring our dogs to work every day, June 21st is the official Take Your Dog to Work day. According to TakeYourDog.com, the tradition was first started by Pet Sitters International in 1999 as a way to encourage dog adoptions. Take […]

Surviving a Natural Disaster with Your Dog

April 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition

The most important key to surviving any sort of natural disaster is to be prepared for what might happen.  No, it’s not pleasant to think about your house burning down in a wildfire or being flooded, but the time you spend planning for the worst may mean you’ll get the best possible outcome:  you, your […]

Purebred Rescue Organizations

October 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition

One of the biggest reasons people give when asked why they purchased a dog from a breeder rather than adopting a dog from a shelter is that they wanted a purebred.  What many don’t realize is that shelters often have purebreds and it is often just a question of getting to know the shelter staff […]

Recovering a Lost Dog

October 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

You’ve taken all the necessary steps to keep your dog safe – you always use a leash when you take the dog off of your property, you have a secure fence, and you’ve trained your dog to come when you call.  But what happens when the neighbor kid leaves the fence gate open or when […]

Keeping Your Dog’s Knee Joints Safe

June 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition

We all know that as dogs get older they can begin to get sore joints.  But did you know you can actually do things to help postpone the time when your dog will have to live with painful knees? Knee safety starts before birth  The first thing you can do to protect your dog’s knees […]

Outdoor Sports for the Un-Pedigreed Dog

In our last regular issue, we talked about all of the options you have for sporting events sponsored and sanctioned by the American Kennel Club. Most of these events are open only to dogs who are members of the AKC, meaning that they are purebreds. Now, we present the sports in which you and your dog […]

Ah-Choo! I’m Allergic to My Dog!

Allergies can be miserable, and if you find out your dog is the cause of your misery it’s even more unsettling.  You may find yourself torn between your love for your dog and your health and well-being. An ounce of prevention…  Of course, in a perfect world, you will know if you or any members […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe As You Travel

April 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition

Are you planning on taking your dog on vacation with you this year?  Even as you travel around your neighborhood with your pooch, there are some important precautions you should take to keep your dog safe. Before the trip Before you plan to take your dog on a trip, give some thought to whether or […]

First Quarter Wrap-Up

April 8, 2012 by  
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The first quarter of the year is always exciting, with three of the biggest competitions coming one right after the other.  Here’s a quick wrap-up of Westminster, Crufts, and the Iditarod. 136th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Show The great grandaddy of all conformance shows, Westminster Kennel Club’s All-Breed Show was held on February 13th and […]

Combatting Stranger Aggression

April 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

The weather is getting warmer, which means we’ll be spending more time outside with our dogs.  But what do you do if your dog is aggressive toward strangers?  Whether he targets the mail carrier, the meter reader, or kids playing in the neighbor’s yard, you have to protect yourself from the liability an aggressive dog […]

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