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Sally Jones

Sally grew up in a feline-only home, but cat allergies in her early 20’s made it an easy transition to dog ownership. And she couldn’t be happier with her canine shadow, who’s been at her side (literally) for years. No longer a cat person for obvious reasons, Sally is now a true bone-ified dog lover.

Best Dog Training Collars: Educator vs Dogtra vs SportDog vs PetSafe

Dog with training collar: Best Dog Training Collars

Does your dog stop obeying you when she’s off-leash outdoors? Want to take her hiking or exploring a remote wilderness with you but frightened she’ll run too far astray? Avid hikers, explorers, and hunters alike swear by remote dog training collars. These wireless collars allow you to train your dog to obey you when she’s off-leash; giving your pup room to roam — and you peace of mind that your dog is safely exploring his world. How do remote collars work? And what are some of the best collar choices for your active family’s canine companion? Check out our remote dog training collar reviews for everything you need to know…

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Why Are Dogs’ Noses Wet, and What’s the Best Treatment for Dry Noses?

Dog nose close-up

We’re sure you’ve found yourself telling your dog to get that cold, wet nose out of your personal space at some point! But have you ever wondered, ‘why do dogs have wet noses?’ Our favorite canine companions differ from us humans and our beloved feline friends in a puzzling way. Their noses are normally wet — and normally should be. But why are dogs’ noses wet? And if they’re not, does that mean that something’s wrong? Can you do anything to help your pup if his nose is dry? If so, what’s the best dog dry nose treatment? Here, we’ll answer all of your questions to put you and your pup at ease…

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How to Introduce Dogs and Newborns

Dog licking baby's face: How to Introduce Dogs and Newborns

What’s your dog to do when there’s a new kid in town? Dogs and newborns can become best buds, but it will take some work on your part to ensure everything goes smoothly. Of course, your newborn’s safety is your number one priority, but there are many other issues to consider when it comes to your pup — he’ll need to adjust to new routines, sounds, and very likely need some behavior modifications. We’ll help you think ahead so the transition can be as seamless as possible and keep all family members happy and healthy…

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How to Stop Your Puppy From Crying in its Crate

Puppy crying in crate: How to Stop Your Puppy from Crying in its Crate

Is your new puppy more whine than roses when he’s in his crate? Is the joy of your new family member wearing thin because he won’t stop crying and whining? Well, it’s time you take the lead. Crate training a puppy can be frustrating, to say the least, but the earlier you start the better. The good news is — there’s a lot you can do to nip the crate whining in the bud so it doesn’t become a prolonged problem…

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Best Dog Doors: Liberate Your Dog (And Yourself)

Dog in front of door

Do you feel like you always have to let your dog in and out, especially when you’re in the middle of something important (baby crying, must-answer phone call, dinner on the stove) or when you’re not home? Don’t let your pooch drive you crazy; give him some freedom to come and go on his terms. Installing a dog door in your home can go a long way in simplifying your home life — and making your dog a happy family member. But how do you know where to start when there are hundreds of different doggy doors on the market? We’re here to help you make sense of all the details so you can choose the best doggy door for your home…

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How to Express a Dog’s Anal Glands And Other Questions Answered

Dog laying on back

Yeah, not the most pleasant subject to discuss, but hey, you’ve surely dealt with your dog’s puke and potty accidents before. And this is for your beloved pup’s comfort — and ultimately his health. If your dog suffers from occasional anal gland issues, you’re in the right place. Read on to learn how to spot the signs of impacted glands, how to express dog’s anal glands and what you can do to help prevent frequent blockages. If not taken care of immediately, blocked anal glands can lead to a severe infection…

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Best Car Seat Covers for Dogs: Just Say No to Canine Crud

There’s nothing worse than taking your dog on a fun-filled, wilderness adventure, only to realize (after the fact) that your soggy, soiled and smelly pup will ruin your car seats. It only takes one incident like this to convince you that you must invest in a dog car seat cover! Read our reviews of the best car seat covers for dogs so you can save your car and your sanity…

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Best Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs: Need a Strong Defense?

Dog scratching fleas

Every year seems to be more ominous when it comes to the threat of disease-ridden ticks and fleas, especially where my family and I live. While we have a beautiful scenic view of the Blue Ridge mountains from our home with deer often in our backyard, our yard backs up to tall grasses and woods that attract ticks and other pests. Our dog, Tiny, loves to roam our surroundings, but he’s brought unwelcome pests into our home…

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How Much Does Dog Cataract Surgery Cost?

Dog sleeping with glasses on

Has your dog been diagnosed with cataracts? If so, are you worried about the cumbersome cost of canine cataract surgery? It can be expensive, for sure. And if left untreated, this progressive condition can lead to total blindness, so it’s a necessity for your pup’s quality of life. But just how much does dog cataract surgery cost? And how can you reduce your financial burden for unexpected illnesses like this? Here, we’ll give you the info you need to know about dog cataract surgery, the associated costs and how you may proactively reduce your financial risk…

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Yorkshire Terrier: The Ultimate Companion Dog?

Yorkshire Terrier licking nose

Don’t have much of a yard, or live in an apartment? The Yorkshire Terrier could be a perfect fit for your lifestyle. The Yorkshire Terrier, commonly known as the Yorkie, is a spunky little dog with a personality that far outweighs its small stature. A widely sought-after companion dog, the Yorkshire Terrier ranks as the ninth most popular breed, according to the American Kennel Club’s annual rankings. Read on to learn more about the Yorkie’s characteristics, health issues, temperament and much more…

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