Sports Small Dogs Will Love

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Dogs lead active lives. Wild dogs spend about 80 percent of their time hunting and scavenging for food. Domestic breeds have worked beside us for thousands of years. When it comes to competitive dog sports—like agility competitions or long-distance jumping contests—medium-sized dogs are well represented.   But what about small dogs? These compact canines are descended from […]

How to Have a Born Free and Dog-Friendly 4th of July

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The 4th of July is a time to celebrate independence, free spirit and family! Often dogs get left out of the fun to protect them from dangerous or frightening festivities. However, there are plenty of ways to celebrate our nation’s independence that are Fido friendly. Try some of these activities this holiday weekend! Host a splash […]

Dogs Love to Lick. Here’s Why.

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If a human were to walk up and lick you, you may be angered by their disregard for your personal space. But for some reason, when a dog does the same you might find it charming and friendly. You should appreciate the lick because it actually means the dog likes you! Why dogs like to […]

Dog Drool Can Be Cool!

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Dogs give us so much — unconditional love, companionship, a sense of security, joy… and drool. Sometimes a lot of drool.  Many dog owners are cool with drool. Others, less so. In most cases drool or slobber—call it what you will—is as natural for a dog as a wagging tail. In this article, we’ll discuss why […]

Summer Activities to Burn Off Your Dog’s Excess Energy

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A dog should get all the exercise she needs to burn off excess energy and maintain optimal health. In most cases, the best place for a dog to be active is outside. Not only do the outdoors provide opportunities for exercise, but the sights, sounds and especially the smells keep dogs’ minds active and alert. […]