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Dog training is one of the most important tasks of being a dog owner. You want to train your canine so that you understand each other better and they learn to behave in ways that will keep them safe and happy.

What Are The Smartest Dog Breeds?

Dog next to computer: What Are The Smartest Dog Breeds?

Let’s take a look at the list of the world’s smartest dogs – at least the general consensus as to the top breeds when it comes to intelligence testing in the canine forum. Please note that smart does not always mean the easiest to train — sometimes the smartest dogs can also find ways around the rules or get bored during training…

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Poodle Guide: The World’s Second Smartest Breed

Poodle in girl's lap: Poodle Guide

Depending on whom you ask the poodle is considered to be one of the world’s smartest dog breeds, but is that what makes this dog so lovable? Poodles come in three different sizes (and are often mixed to make other cross breeds) and their non-shedding hair (instead of fur) is great for those who have allergies. Read on to find out more about poodle’s characteristics including their history, various types, cuddly appearance, intelligence and their overall temperament…

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Wisdom Panel Review: Our Dog’s Results Were Surprising

Sally licking dad's face

When my husband and I adopted our dog Sally in 2017 we were extremely curious about her dog breed makeup. We suspected she was hound of some sort but were uncertain of what type or anything else beyond that. So, we decided to take a dog DNA test to learn more. We completed a Wisdom Panel test for her and in less than two weeks, we had the results. What we discovered in the results was completely surprising to us…

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Best Dog Water Bottle: No Water Waste, No Mess & No Bowl Required

You’re out for a walk and take a break to give your dog some water. You’re probably one of two people. If you’re the first person, you uncap your shared water, attempt to form a bowl with your hands and try to get him to drink as much of it as possible before it all drips through the cracks. Your dog is lucky to get a teaspoon of the water. If you’re the second person, you’re lugging around a bowl with you, pour some water into it, and she drinks about half of it resulting in you tossing the remainder because drinking your dog’s backwash isn’t really what you consider a refreshing drink.

An easier alternative would be to bring your dog its own water bottle with a bowl built in. Your dog will drink more water and less will go on the ground. No wasted water, no mess and no extra bowl needed…

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Choosing The Best Puppy Playpen (Crates Don’t Always Cut It)

Dog in play pen outside: Best Puppy Playpen

Do you find yourself crating your puppy too much during the day? As puppy owners, we’ve all been there. You’re in and out of the house running errands or trying to make meals and clean the house. You can’t leave your pup totally unattended—oh, the trouble they can cause! But too much time cooped up in a crate isn’t good for dogs of any age. They need time to play with their toys and move around. Puppy playpens are an excellent alternative to over-crating. Check out our best puppy playpen picks below. You’ll have a happier pup (and a happier you)…

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Best Dog Seat Belts, Car Seats and Harnesses

Dog sitting in front seat in car harness

I’ve driven by many vehicles where I see a dog sitting on the driver’s lap, obstructing their view. Honestly, it makes me quite nervous. While it’s adorable to see the dog loving the ride with their head out the window, it’s actually quite dangerous. If an accident occurred, the dog could be seriously injured or worse, not to mention the people involved as well…

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Bernese Mountain Dog Health Issues: What You Need To Know

Bernese Mountain Dog laying in grass (caption:Bernese Mountain Dog Health Issues)

One of the giant breeds, Bernese Mountain Dogs (affectionately known as “Berners”) make excellent family companions. This breed is loyal, easygoing, sweet and very gentle with kids. They also play well with other pets and dogs and love joining in on family activities. Unfortunately, their life span is limited to 7-10 years, and there are some common health problems you should know about…

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