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What pup doesn’t like to play? Our play category is all about the fun stuff. You learn about the best dog toys, the best dog parks, and just random fun stuff for you and your canine to share and play with.

Dog Name Ideas For Every Type of Dog

Cute Boxer Dog

Bringing home a new member of the family is always a fun and exciting time. Many families already have a name picked out for their new dog when it arrives but some prefer to wait to see what characteristics the dog has before picking that perfect name. There are a number of ways to pick the perfect name for a dog, picking favorite literary characters, picking more predictable dog names and naming the dog after certain characteristics. For some dogs and dog owners only the cute names appeal and there are certainly plenty of these to choose from. Cute dog names can originate from a wide variety of places and depending upon the dog’s origin you may find that the originating country has as much to do with selecting a name as the meaning of the name itself…

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Fireworks and Dogs: Tips to Keep Fido Calm

Fireworks: My Dog is Scared of Fireworks

Is your dog scared of fireworks? She’s not alone! Although fireworks are a fun, exciting sight for us humans, for dogs they’re typically the opposite. The unexpected, loud noise can often create stress and anxiety for your dog. Before the fireworks are lit, be sure to understand what your dog is experiencing…

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Pet Holidays: Always a Reason to Celebrate

Holidays for pets

If you haven’t noticed, we love dog holidays here at Canine Journal! The only thing better than human holidays are excuses to celebrate pets and pet awareness. For the past few years we’ve been sharing these occasions on social media (see our Pinterest board of them), but thought it would be nice for our readers to have them all in one place so you can reference them as needed and plan accordingly. So pet owners and animal lovers rejoice, here is your go-to guide to all the holidays this year and beyond…

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How to Become a Foster Dog Parent

Dog with foster parent

The stigma that shelter dogs are bad dogs is a stereotype that is completely untrue. Unfortunately, too many dogs are in shelters, and people are scared to adopt them because they think there must be some reason that they were sent to the shelter to begin with. Read on to learn the real deal about shelter dogs and what you can do to help…

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Do Dogs Dream?

Dog sleeping on carpet

Our dogs are so cute when they are asleep. Sometimes, my dog, Sally, will start twitching or whimpering in her sleep. I always say, “She must be dreaming about chasing squirrels,” but is she really? Do dogs have dreams and if so, what do dogs dream about? Read on to learn more about what might be going on inside their head and how to tell if your doggy is dreaming when it dozes off…

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Best Vacuum for Pet Hair: Dyson Vs Shark Vs Electrolux vs Eureka vs Bissell

Best vacuum for pet hair

Let’s face it: hair is part of the bargain when you decide to become a pet owner. While you can try to cut down on shedding by feeding your pup a high-quality food and brushing him or her more often, it’s still no substitute for a good, quality vacuum cleaner to keep the mess contained. Not all vacuums are created equal though, and part of keeping clean means choosing a device that’s up to the task. So what is the best vacuum for pet hair? We’ve taken a look a some of the best picker-uppers in the business and share our top three favorites in this article…

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How to Bond With Your Rescue Dog or New Puppy

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 try to calm her and give her some affection that first evening home with us. I think this was the best thing we could’ve done for her at that time. In this article, we’ll discuss how to bond with your rescue dog after you bring her home and why bonding with your dog is so important…

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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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