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Welcome Dog Lovers! We are your go-to resource on all things dog in every aspect of caring for your beloved pups. From health concerns and food to pet insurance and dog resorts, we are here for you and your favorite furry friends.



Don’t Let Your Dog Go Naked On Halloween

Dogs dressed up in Halloween costumes

Has your dog always dreamed of dressing up as Elvis or a Bad to the Bone Biker? What pooch wouldn't?!? Just as there is no limit to outfit ideas for humans, everything imaginable is available for dogs too. Dressing your dog up for Halloween can be fun and entertaining for everyone. Here are some ideas and ways to get your furry friend to join in on the festivities this fall... Read More »

4 Steps to Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth

Hand brushing dog's teeth

After a long day, what dog owner doesn’t love the joyful welcome they receive from their beloved pets when they walk in the door? But when you bend down to greet your happy hound, does their bad doggy breath make you cringe? That halitosis could be more than just a sign that Fido ate something he shouldn’t have. Often bad breath, just as for humans, is a sign that your dog’s dental health is not what it should be. So what does a responsible dog owner do... Read More »

Dog Body Language: What Four Things Is Your Dog Trying To Tell You?

Puppy smiling

You’ve heard the expression “to wear one’s heart on their sleeve.” It means that someone lets their emotions be known without actually having to tell anybody how they feel. Dogs are in a constant state of wearing their hearts on their sleeves. Dogs are great because of how simple they can be. They have a very instinctual language and as we learn to recognize how they communicate we begin to better understand what our furry friend is telling us through dog body language... Read More »

Healthy Paws vs Petplan: Who Comes Out on Top?

Healthypaws vs PetPlan

If your dog is hit by a car tomorrow, are you ready? Pet insurance is an essential for all responsible pet owners to make sure you are prepared financially to deal with any unexpected (and expensive) accident or illness. This is why we regularly review the top pet insurance companies to find out who comes out on top. This time, we're pinning the best vs the best with our two top rated insurers in the ring: Healthy Paws vs PetPlan to see which plan is more affordable and a better fit for you and your pup. Not only do we compare each feature, we'll give you an example (complete with pricing) to see how different scenarios measure up. So let's get right to the overall winner, shall we? Read More »

Interview with Ricochet The Surf Dog

Ricochet surfing

We recently had the opportunity to hang ten with one cool pup: Rocochet the Surf Dog! She's had a lot to say during our interview but first let's find out more about her. Yes, she is in fact a surfing dog and she has even won surfing contests but her real claim to fame is that she SURFS WITH PURPOSE. While Ricochet can surf alone, she finds the most happiness when surfing with kids who have special needs, adults with disabilities, veterans and wounded warriors... Read More »

Which Dog Crate Is Best For A Bad Dog?

Dog crate training tips

Is your dog chewing up shoes and destroying your furniture? You might want to consider a crate! While crate training is key for puppies, it may also be a good choice when your little pup isn't so little anymore. It creates a little indoor escape for dogs and becomes a home within your home. Find out why dog crates can be a great option for dogs of any age and read our review of the various types of crates available. We've even picked out the best dog crate for each category... Read More »

Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing?

Dogs playing in the dirt

If you've spent any time at the dog park, there is no doubt that you've seen lots of dogs of all different types and sizes playing. Some play rough, some gently and some, well, they just don't even care about the other dogs (why hang out with dogs when the people have nothing better to do than give out rubs?). Often they chase each other, wrestle, or even growl at one another. But, how do you know when the play is escalating to aggression? And why do dogs growl when playing? Read More »

What Are The Best Family Dogs?

Family petting dog

Are you on the hunt for the best family dog? There's no quick answer but this guide can help you learn some of the top suggested breeds for families, what makes them great, and also how to pick the best breed for your family. After all, there are many great dog breeds for families, but just because a dog is characteristically good with families doesn't mean it's a great fit for yours... Read More »