Are Service Dogs Costly?

The simple answer is they can be, depending on where the dog is trained. Leader Dogs for the Blind provides canines free to those who are legally blind or blind/deaf. Assistance Dogs International provides service dogs at low or no cost, relying on donations to support the canine’s training. Service dogs are essential for many…

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Collar vs. Harness

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Most people choose a traditional flat collar for training and walking their dogs. However, an increasing number of individuals are selecting a harness for their dog or opting for both, depending on the situation and the canine. Many people are choosing a dog collar for indoor use and a harness for training or walking their…

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Why Dogs Need Exercise

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Pet parents know their dog needs exercise, but daily exercise does more than just strengthen the body and contribute to physical health. It has a myriad of other benefits of which most individuals aren’t aware. Socialization Canines are naturally social creatures, but to ensure they develop socially, they need to be exposed to a variety…

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How a Dog can Change Your Life for the Better

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Adopting a dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life – and the canine’s. Extensive research has been conducted on the benefits of the human-dog dynamic and the following are science-based benefits of choosing to adopt a canine. Unconditional Love Dogs are pack animals and don’t like to be alone any…

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Top 10 Reasons to Leash Your Dog

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Everyone has encountered at least one dog that insists on greeting every person they see – whether that person wants to interact or not – and there’s not a leash in sight. For many canines, it’s a natural love of people and an exuberance for life. However, there are a number of good reasons to…

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Ways of Feeding your Dog

Ask any 10 people how often you should feed your dog and you’ll get 10 different answers. The topic is hotly debated and there’s no definitive consensus. As long as your dog is healthy, not overweight, obtaining proper nutrition and not going hungry, much will depend on a family’s schedule and your veterinarian’s advice. Schedule…

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The Importance of Walking Your Dog

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Many people view taking their dog for a walk simply as a way to have them relieve themselves. Walking your dog is important for a variety of reasons for both you and your canine. It’s an ideal time for bonding with your dog and succeeds in getting you both some healthy exercise. It’s essential that…

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Dog Owner Etiquette

Dog Owner Etiquette

There are many etiquette rules in society regarding canines. Some are simply common sense and polite behavior, while others are actually laws that have been enacted for the common good. One of the habits that people complain about most – and with good reason – is the disposal of canine feces. There are also other…

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