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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.

Are Microchips for Dogs Worth It?

Are Microchips for Dogs Worth It?

Microchipping a dog can be the difference between finding or losing your dog forever. A dog tracking chip can be scanned for your details so your dog can be returned to you and you can be a happy family again. Just ask Marie, her two dogs got out of the back yard fence and ran away. One of the dogs was chipped, while the other was not. Unfortunately, she was only reunited with one of her dogs again, but she will always microchip her dogs after her experience…

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Dog Activity Statistics: Who’s Most Active?

Dog in field: Dog Activitiy Statistics

FitBark is more than just our top pick for easiest to use dog activity tracker. FitBark recently released FitBark Explore – all the data they’ve been collecting over the years along with graphics and reports on their website with real-time updates to show how your dog’s activity compares against other users’ dog’s health. Making it public they are hoping it will shed some light on what is average for your pup. The stats can then also be used for research purposes and possibly to reference in other articles. Owners now get weekly snapshot emails on how their dog is progressing…

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Who’s Guarding Your Guard Dog?

Beware Of Dog Sign

Uh oh, your next-door neighbor’s house just got broken into. Sound the alarm! You’re probably looking for ways to deter burglars so your home is not the next target. Before you throw Fido in front of the gun, let’s take a step back and explore various ways to protect your home from burglary…

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Dog of the Year Contest & FitBark Giveaway

Dog with crown: Dog of the Year

At Canine Journal, we’re all about providing resources, tips and services that promote the health and happiness of your pup. Plus, we love reviewing innovative products that solve a problem. That’s why we are excited to partner with FitBark to help spread the word about helping your dog maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. We’ve tied our leashes together with FitBark and are on the hunt to sniff out the ultimate 2015 Dog of the Year…

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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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Are Bully Sticks Good for Dogs?

Bully sticks: Are Bully Sticks Good for Dogs?

Do you have a champion chewer in your house? Always finding your shoes and other items you leave on the floor mauled when you get home? As dog owners, we know our pups love to chew (some much more than others!) — and they need to keep themselves occupied when they’re not getting our attention. It’s hard to find sturdy chew toys for dogs who make it their life’s mission to gnaw on anything they can get their paws on. And yes, there are a lot of chew treats, bones, rawhide products, etc. on the market, but does your dog seems to rip right through them? And what’s really in those products, anyway? Read more to find out if bully sticks are good for dogs…

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Looking for a dog relocation service

Hello, I’m moving overseas soon and I want to take my dog with me however I don’t know the first thing about what all the relocation process entails? Do I need a visa or any other vaccinations for my dog before going? How about getting through border/customs? And what about traveling with my dog? I …

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6 Foolproof Pet Photography Tips

Woman taking photo of dog in grass

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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Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing?

2 dogs fighting: Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing?

If you’ve spent any time at the dog park, there is no doubt that you’ve seen lots of dogs of all different types and sizes playing. Some play rough, some gently and some, well, they just don’t even care about the other dogs (why hang out with dogs when the people have nothing better to do than give out rubs?). Often they chase each other, wrestle, or even growl at one another. But, how do you know when the play is escalating to aggression? And why do dogs growl when playing?

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