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Bringing a dog into your family should be a thoughtful decision. Our experts bring you various how-to guides to make the transition from adoption seamless so you can welcome your new furry family member to your household.

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8 Benefits Of A Dog-Friendly Work Environment & Considerations When Bringing Dogs To Work

While working from home during the pandemic, owners got to spend more time with their dogs. But now, as people return to work, their pets will have to readjust. This readjustment may reveal newfound separation anxiety. More than a quarter of dog owners are worried that their canine companions will suffer separation anxiety when they return to work, and some are even willing to take a pay cut to continue working from home. With so many dog owners in the U.S. returning to work, perhaps it’s time to reexamine the benefits of dogs in the workplace.

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7 Trendy Dog-Friendly Business Ideas And Their Predicted Longevity

Perhaps inspired by the benefits of dogs in the workplace, some businesses have fully embraced dog-friendly products as their bread-and-butter offerings. Some of the top canine-focused industries may be familiar, like pet sitting or dog walking. Others, like subscription boxes, are a bit more trendy and fresh. If you want to start a dog-friendly business, you can’t go wrong with the trendy options we review.

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Working From Home With Dogs: 8 Ways To Keep Them Quiet And Entertained

Working from home requires a computer, a reliable internet connection, and any other tools of the trade that you might need. Peace and quiet are also essential for remote workers. If you have a dog, this may not be easy to achieve. You may be frustrated when your dog barks during an important call or begs for a walk when you are in the middle of essential calculations, and you wouldn’t be alone. Nearly 39% of all households in the U.S. have at least one dog, adding up to more than 48 million homes with a canine. How can all these at-home working professionals keep their pets from interrupting their productivity?

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Pet-Safe Cleaning Products & How To Avoid Poisoning

If you use common household cleaners, you could be slowly poisoning your dog without even knowing it. You could be putting your pooch at risk for developing cancer, kidney or liver damage down the road. In fact, studies have proven the toxic effects of such ingredients as ammonia, bleach, chlorine, gycol ethers and formaldehyde on humans and pets. And pets are even more vulnerable. Pets pick up residues from cleaning products and then groom themselves, spreading these toxic materials on their skin, coat, mouths, nose and eyes. As a responsible dog owner, it’s time to ditch your chemical-laden cleaners for pet safe cleaning products…

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Average Dog Sitting Rates & How To Find A Reliable Pet Sitter

Most of us pup owners need a reliable dog sitter from time to time. We hate to leave our furry friends in others’ care, but it’s usually inevitable. Whether you need a pet sitter regularly while you’re at work, on vacation, or for occasional needs, it can be tricky to figure out how to fit the cost into your budget for the best pup caregiver you can find. We’ll share with you the average rates you can expect to pay for professional dog-sitting services and less-expensive pet-sitting options. We can also help you choose the best option for your specific needs. For example, if you’re going on vacation, dog sitters are typically more expensive than boarding. However, if you have two or more pets, going with a pet sitter is usually a more cost-efficient option.

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Dog Park Etiquette For Pups & Parents To Play Well With Others

Dog parks are a great way to get out and socialize your companion (and yourself). With the growing number of dog parks in U.S. cities and suburbs and the ever-changing rules and regulations of carrying dogs outside of the house, there has never been a better time to get out and roam off-leash. However, there are guidelines to follow and rules to keep in mind to help you make the most of your time together…

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Best Dog Apps: For Training, Puppy Scheduling, Pet-Friendly Places, And More

Need to talk to a vet or trainer after business hours? Are you searching for pet sitters or pet-friendly hotels for your next vacation? There are apps for that — and much more! Smartphone apps aren’t just for humans. There are dozens of dog and pet apps out there to help you manage your responsibilities as a devoted dog parent.

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6 Foolproof Pet Photography Tips

We all want keepsakes of important moments, people or animals in our lives. That’s why learning to take better pictures of your pet is a great idea! Tired of those annoying flashbacks where your furry friend’s eyes look like something you’d see on Halloween? We know how you feel because we have lots of red eye pet pics too! Check out these 6 pet photography tips to help you get the photos you want to show off to others…

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Interview: Rocco & Roxie Supply Co. Co-Founders, Morgan And Matson Magleby

The Magleby family started Rocco & Roxie, a Utah-based dog product company, in 2013. This family-run business has a big heart for helping pets and maintaining a high-quality standard for its products. By testing with their own pets, Rocco the dog and Roxie the cat, they build trust by using only the best ingredients and recipes that their pets use and approve. Our exclusive interview explores the company, learning how they started and successfully manage a growing national product line with loved ones…

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How To Prepare Your Dog For A New Baby

Many couples begin their family together with a dog. While this dog is their first “child”, they often become concerned when deciding to add a human child to their family. Their concerns frequently revolve around how their dog will react to having a new baby in the household, and it is not uncommon for new parents to be worried that their dog will harm their new child…

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