Sara Logan Wilson

Sara is a writer for Canine Journal. She adores dogs and recently adopted a rescue pup named Beamer. Whole she may be adjusting to life with another being to care for, she needed no time to adjust to all the extra love.

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Shock Collar For Dogs: 8 Things To Know Including Pros, Cons & How To Train

Whether you have a pup with a penchant for persistent barking or you’d like to train your dog to stay in the yard, you may have considered a shock collar (aka electronic collar, e-collar, or remote training collar). As with any method of behavior modification, there are pros and cons. Ultimately, it’s up to you to choose the method that works best for you and your pup, so we’ve laid out the facts to help you decide.

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Dog Euthanasia: When Is It Time To Say Goodbye?

Euthanasia of a pet is one of the toughest things — if not the toughest thing — a pet owner may ever have to do. Yet this is a decision everyone must be prepared to make when they commit to taking on the responsibility of giving a pet a forever home. This article discusses the unfortunate process of dog euthanasia; when it’s the right time, and how to cope when your friend is gone…

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Can A Sonic Collar Stop Your Dog From Barking?

Sonic collars are a type of no-bark training device that emits a high-frequency noise — only detectable to your dog — to deter barking. Here are a few pros, cons, and our pick for the best sonic dog collar on the market today…

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Frontline vs Advantage: Which Is Better To Keep Your Dog Flea Free?

Fleas and ticks love to reside in pet’s fur (especially when it’s warm as they can’t live below freezing). Not only are these pesky parasites a nuisance, but they also they create health concerns too. Keep fleas and ticks from bothering your pup (and you) with a regular dose of medication. We’ve reviewed two of the most popular options on the market, so you can compare and find which is a better fit for your furry friend.

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Find The Best Pet Friendly Hotel Chains

When it comes to traveling and your dog, you really have two main options: Fido can go to a kennel or Fido can stay with you. If you’re anything like us, we’d rather take our BFF (Best Furry Friend) with us rather than leave him or her behind. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top pet-friendly hotel chains so you and your dog can kick the kennel to the proverbial curb…

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ThunderShirt For Dogs: Natural Protection For Thunder And Firework Phobias

Does your dog howl at thunder or bark during fireworks? You’re not alone. Noise phobias are one of the most common anxiety-related complaints of dog owners. Take a look at everything you ever wanted to know about noise-related phobias in dogs, the ThunderShirt solution, and how the ThunderShirt works to put dogs at ease.

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How To Pick The Best Dog Collars And Leashes For Your Dog

As much as you’d love for your pup to run wild and free like Lassie, it’s just not a smart risk to take. The key word here being risk, because no matter how well-behaved your pup is, there’s always the chance that he won’t heel when hollered for, or come when called. He could run off in play and lose his way home, or worse, dart into a busy street. That’s why a collar and a leash is a must for every pup. Before you decide, take a look at our collar and leash guide to find what combo fits you and your canine best…

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Susie’s Hope Film: A Rescue Story

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month and we’re not the only dog lovers with canine rescue stories and animal humane treatment on the brain. RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC seems to have an interest in canine rescue, too. At their 2013 festival, RiverRun will be screening Susie’s Hope, a film, based on true events, that tells the story of Donna Lawrence and her adoption of a Pit Bull-mix puppy — a puppy that someone had set on fire and left for dead — just months after surviving a horrific Pit Bull attack herself…

Dog grave (caption: How To Deal With Dog Death)

How To Deal With The Death Of Your Dog

Your pets are a part of your family and losing them can be emotionally devastating. If you or someone you know recently lost a canine companion, we offer you our most sincere condolences. We’ve been there and understand the pain you’re feeling right now. Here are some strategies and insights to help you work through this difficult time…

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