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These 10 PuppySpot Puppies Would Like to Wish You a Happy Easter

Easter Sunday is a time for family to get together, have egg hunts and celebrate rebirth in spring. And when puppies get involved, it makes the holiday all the more enjoyable!

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SERIES: When The Bite’s Bigger Than The Bark: Aggression in Dogs Part 3

Just like humans, dogs have faults and behaviors that need correcting. And one of those common issues is aggression. In this final part to our special series, we hold a microscope to four additional classifications of aggression.

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SERIES: When The Bite’s Bigger Than The Bark: Aggression in Dogs Part 2

To better equip you with information and tools for how to rehabilitate an aggressive dog, in the second part of our three part series, we explore four additional types of aggression, the respective motives and recommended training approaches.

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SERIES: When The Bite’s Bigger Than The Bark: Aggression in Dogs Part 1

Aggression in dogs is a scary, yet complex behavioral pattern, but is common and treatable with an intensive training plan. By watching out for the signs early on and addressing them, aggression issues can be overcome.

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health/safety

Human Health Benefits Related to Dog Ownership

You’ve probably heard about all the emotional benefits that come along with having a furry friend – joy, love, companionship, loyalty, compassion. But, what about the physical health benefits?

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health/safety

A Guide to Fido’s First Aid Kit: What’s in Your Doggy Bag?

In celebration of First Aid Kit Awareness, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of items to include in your dog’s emergency medical kit.

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health/safety

What Does Your Dog’s Poop Mean?

It may be a gross topic, but let’s face it – if you’re a responsible dog owner, you’re picking up your dog’s poop multiple times a day. So, you might as well know what to look for to determine whether your dog’s poop is normal or problematic.

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Heartworm in Dogs: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

Learning your dog has heartworm can be awfully frightening. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent your dog from getting a heartworm infestation.

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Tax Day: 7 Surprising Dog-Related Write-Offs

While the majority of pet costs (veterinary, food, grooming, or boarding bills) are not eligible for tax deductions, there are a few exceptions for qualified dog owners. We’ve broken out several IRS-approved dog expenses, which may be considered eligible tax deductions.

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Congratulating Trixie, the Dog That Got into a Four-Year University

While aspiring undergraduate students across the nation receive news of their college acceptances this spring, one in particular stands out. That’s Trixie, a 6-year-old Golden Retriever from San Francisco who just received news of her acceptance to the University of California, Berkeley.

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How to Minimize Separation Anxiety When You Must Leave Your Pet

We love spending time with our dogs and if we could have it our way, they would accompany us on all adventures – vacations and business trips included! We’ve partnered with DogVacay, an online service that connects pet owners with loving pet-sitters, to share their best practices for minimizing separation anxiety.

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5 Basic Commands to Teach Your Dog

When teaching your dog obedience, many dog owners like to start with the following five basic commands: sit, stay, come, lay down and leave it. These simple commands will be helpful in everyday interactions with your pup, and will serve as the foundation for training later on.

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