How To Bond With Your Rescue Dog Or New Puppy

Dog bonding with mom (Caption: Dog and owner on patio with drink)

When we adopted our dog, Sally, from the shelter, we were so excited. We could tell she was a bit nervous/anxious on the car ride home. We kept her on a leash while we walked her through the house at first, then after a couple of minutes, we let her have free reign. She explored her new home, and shortly after, we found ourselves cuddled up on the couch with her. We could tell she was exhausted after an eventful day, so we decided to calm her and give her some affection that first evening at home with us. I think this was the best thing we could’ve done for her at that time. Let’s discuss how to bond with your rescue dog after you bring her home (learn more about the rescue process) and why bonding with your dog is so important.

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What Is The Best Dog Ramp For SUVs & Cars?

Lab going down dog ramp off back of SUV (Caption: Best Dog Ramp for SUVs)

Are you pregnant, elderly, or suffer from back pain? Do you have a dog that can’t (or won’t) jump into the car? Thanks to dog ramps, pups have a more convenient way to enter and exit vehicles safely without injuring themselves or their owners.

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Dog Eating Wood: How To Make Them Stop

Dog chewing on piece of wood

Dogs chew on wood because they like chewing on things. That’s why you see dogs play with chew toys, and why chew bones and treats are so popular with dogs. While it’s fairly common for a dog to chew on wood (especially if you use sticks or small logs to throw to them when you’re playing fetch) your dog will thank you if you help them lay off the wood. Why?…

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

Dog with head tilted (Caption: Dog Body Language)

Dogs can’t talk, but they have an effective way of communicating with their body language, showing signals to indicate their feelings. As we learn to recognize how dogs communicate, we can better understand what our furry friend is telling us. You don’t have to be Cesar Millan to know when a pup is happy, hurt, or angry. Dog facial expressions and dog tail and ear languages are ways to find out what your dog might be thinking. 

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How Big Will My Puppy Be When He’s An Adult Dog?

Man holding Golden puppy in arms (caption: How Big Will My Puppy Be)

How big will my puppy be? It’s one of the most common questions new dog owners have for veterinarians and breeders alike. Having an idea of the adult size your puppy will reach helps you plan ahead for a dog crate, collar, fencing in your yard and other future needs. We tell you some of the factors that affect a puppy’s growth as well as handy formulas you can use to predict your pup’s adult weight and height.

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Why Do Dogs Howl? Find Out Which Dogs Howl, Why & How To Stop It

Dog howling at the moon (Caption: Why Do Dogs Howl?)

Dogs use vocalization to express all kinds of emotions. Yips, barks, muffled snorts, and even sneezes all have meanings that a dog is trying to convey. The most primal, hair-raising sound a dog makes comes from deep in his throat when he holds his nose high, purses his lips, and howls like a wolf. But, what does it mean, and why do dogs howl?

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Why Do Dogs Lick? Answers To Why They Lick People, Paws, Themselves, Wounds & More

Dog licking its face (Caption: Why do dogs lick?)

Is your dog constantly licking, and you have no idea why? Licking is a very natural way for dogs to communicate with one another. After a mother has her pups, she licks them to help them start breathing and clean them. This initial licking sticks with dogs throughout their lives, and they use it for many reasons. Licking for dogs is similar to humans biting their nails — both release pleasurable endorphins, which create comfort and relieve stress.

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Adopt, Don’t Shop: A Phrase Worth Thousands Of Lives

Dog in cage at shelter (Caption: Adopt Don't Shop)

Have you heard the latest catch-phrase, “Adopt, Don’t Shop?” If so, you might be wondering what it means. Adopt, Don’t Shop is a campaign slogan that a growing number of animal rights proponents are using to promote adopting pets from shelters, rather than buying them from pet stores. What’s behind the movement? Is it controversial? And how can you get involved? Read on for answers to all these questions and more…

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How To Adopt A Dog Guide (And Our Experience)

Girl at animal shelter with dog in cage (Caption: How To Adopt A Dog)

You’re considering adopting a dog! And you are taking the time to research how to care for it before you’ve even adopted – way to go! We couldn’t be more pleased with your decision. There are many dogs in shelters just waiting for great homes like yours to call their own. Dog adoption is a fun experience but you also have many things to consider, like the age of dog you’re going to adopt. We’ll tell you what to expect for each age group to help you make your dog adoption experience a successful one full of love and joy…

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