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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.

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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What Are The Best Family Dogs?

Family petting dog

Are you on the hunt for the best family dog? There’s no quick answer but this guide can help you learn some of the top suggested breeds for families, what makes them great, and also how to pick the best breed for your family. After all, there are many great dog breeds for families, but just because a dog is characteristically good with families doesn’t mean it’s a great fit for yours…

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Dog Sitting Tips for Parents: How To Ensure The Best Care Possible

Dog in bag

Looking to use a dog sitting service like Rover? It’s a convenient alternative to putting your dog in the kennel and gives Fido the luxury of hanging out in a loving home while you’re away. I don’t have pets myself, but having dog sat hundreds of hours for dozens of dogs over the years, I’ve learned a few things that are useful for owners to know before dropping your pet off with a caregiver. Hopefully, these tips for dog parents will help ensure that their sitters are well-prepared to give furry friends the best care possible (while giving you ultimate peace of mind too)…

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How To Become A Dog Sitter On Rover & Pet Sitting Business Tips

Girl on floor with dog

Dog sitting can be fun and rewarding. You get all the benefits of having a dog (and a little extra money too) without the commitment. I’ve been dog sitting for friends and family since 2008, so when I discovered there was an app that matches dog owners with the perfect dog sitter, I had to try it out! Since I work from home, I have a lot of flexibility that allows me to dog sit for busy, office-working dog moms and dads. Plus, having a furry co-woofer is also appreciated since I’m alone most of the day. I signed up for Rover (formerly Dog Vacay) in early 2016 and have been using it ever since. Seeing that I have some experience, I wanted to share some dog sitting tips and tricks on using the tool from a sitter’s perspective. I hope it will help and inspire other dog lovers to sign up to make money dog sitting and dog owners to consider seeking out sitters on Rover…

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CleverPet Hub Review: Sally’s First “Paw” Experience

Sally with CleverPet hub

Are you away from the house when your dog is supposed to eat? The CleverPet Hub can feed your dog while you’re away as well as entertain her. We tested the CleverPet Hub ourselves and wanted to share some pros and cons with you. We also created a video to help show you exactly how the hub works. Read our CleverPet Hub review below to learn more about this entertaining automatic pet feeder…

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Tips for Safe Traveling With Dogs In the Car

Tips for Safe Traveling with Dogs from Canine Journal

When most of us get in our cars, the routine is non-negotiable. Children are buckled in safety seats or, if older, in seat belts. All the adults buckle up. When that’s all done, only then do we start the car and begin our journeys, knowing that we’ve taken an important step toward the safety of ourselves and our passengers. Unfortunately, those same safety considerations often don’t extend to our canine travelers…

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Dog Evolution History: Where Do Dogs Come From?

Old photo of woman and dogs in her lap

Ever look down at your dog and wonder where she came from? We’re not talking about who her parents were, but something deeper than that. While human evolution is a hot topic, what about dog evolution? Did dogs evolve from another animal or were they created by a greater being and placed on Earth to be our best friends? While there is a great deal of conflict on this subject, there are some answers we can give you about dog evolution…

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World’s Most Low Energy Dogs (and High Energy Dogs Too)

Dog yawning

Ever wondered why some dogs act like couch potatoes while others are natural Olympians? Breed type is often to thank (or blame) for Fido’s feisty (or lazy) behavior. While good looks and personality are important, you should also take into consideration each breed’s energy level so you can make sure his or her exercise levels are adequately met given your lifestyle and location. We’ll discuss the various low energy dog breeds as well as the high energy dogs too so you can learn which breed is a good fit for you…

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