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Managing Your Dog’s Tendency to Jump on People

The truth is, dogs shouldn’t jump on people, whether it’s their own family members, a house guest or stranger. Learning how to manage your dog’s inclination to jump is essential to having a safe, happy household for both your puppy and your family.

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New Year’s Resolutions to Set With Your Dog

“New year, new me!” Many of us recite this saying to ourselves every New Year in hopes of improving ourselves, but we often forget to include our furry friends in our resolutions.

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Can You Read Your Dog’s Body Language?

Every pup parent wishes their dog could talk and wonders what their dog would say if she could. Humans are verbal creatures and it can be frustrating to communicate with non-verbal animals. The good news however is that your dog DOES communicate. ...

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Training Your Dog for the Busy Holiday Season

To prevent your restless pup from ravaging the house and misbehaving when guests come over for the holidays, it is important to start preventative training beforehand. Here’s a guide to keeping an energetic or anxious pup in check so the holidays stay cheerful for both humans and our four-legged friends.

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Puppy Kindergarten: Wag or Woof?

You’ve likely heard the term “puppy kindergarten” (or “preschool”), which is used largely to describe a series of obedience classes that the puppy parent completes with their puppy. Before investing both your dollars and your time in a group class however, it’s important to set expectations and make sure it’s the right training environment for you and your pooch.

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Introducing Your Dog to a New Baby

Bringing home a new member of the family is a special occasion filled with joy and new beginnings. But with the start of something new, it’s difficult to know just how some will react (particularly, your first furry baby).

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Spotlight on Police Dogs

You’ve seen them on TV, in the movies and even in your own neighborhood. They’re cute and cuddly, but have a bite as big as their bark. They’re police dogs, and they’re here to fight crime and save the day!

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A Spotlight on Service Dogs

We’re breaking down everything you need to know about service dogs, including which breeds are most suitable for service dog training, the process for a dog to become certified, and how you can get involved in service animal organizations.

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Hold The Elevator: Best Dogs For Apartment Living

While any dog can thrive in an apartment setting if given the right amount of exercise, there are certain breeds considered ideal housemates in smaller living spaces.

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5 Impressive Tricks to Teach Your Dog

Once your pup has mastered the basics, depending on how ambitious you are (and how willing she is), it may be time to teach her some “party tricks” that will really impress friends, family and of course, the other pooches.

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Introducing Puppy to Your Older Dog: The Secret to Successful Socialization

Just as an older child may experience adjustment issues when a sibling arrives, the same goes for pups. Dogs are inherently pack animals and thus territorial issues are not only normal, but to be expected.

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Puppy’s First Night Home: Tips for a Better Bedtime

Your puppy is officially home! It’s an exciting day full of cuddles, playtime and adorable photo opportunities. And now…it’s time to go to bed.

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Key House Training Principles to Implement Day One

Simply thinking about house training your puppy could have you feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Take a deep breath and don’t fear! As long as you stay committed and consistent in whichever method you choose, the process doesn’t have to be difficult.

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