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Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?

Closeup of dog's whiskers

Have you taken your dog to the groomer and noticed its whiskers are gone? Your dog probably feels a bit disoriented afterward. The technical term for whiskers is vibrissae, and they are more important than the whiskers humans grow on their faces. What do dog whiskers do and why you should never remove them? Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more…

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Top Dog Interview with Brussels Sprout

Brussels Sprout the dog in a denim jacket

There are a few things that our team members at Canine Journal can agree on – we all love dogs and brussels sprouts. So when we came across a dog with the name of one of our favorite vegetables, we were drooling with excitement. Sprout is an adorable Brussels Griffon pup who struts the streets in his hometown of New York City in style (complete with his own custom apparel). When not agility training or modeling, “Sproutie” can be found helping raise awareness and raising money for dogs in need. Read on to learn from his story, some funny advice and get some hot fashion tips in our latest Top Dog interview…

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What to Do If Dog Your Gets Hit by a Car

Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. I find myself living by this rule through everything I do in life. I’m a naturally optimistic person, but I am also a prepared person. The thought of my dog getting hit by a car shakes me to the core, but I’m glad I’m writing about it because perhaps this article will save a dog’s life in the future…

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Dog Halloween Costumes: Don’t Let Your Dog Go Naked

Dogs in Halloween costumes: Dog Halloween Costumes: Don't Let Your Dog Go Naked

Has your dog always dreamed of dressing up as Elvis or a Bad to the Bone Biker? What pooch wouldn’t?!? Just as there is no limit to outfit ideas for humans, everything imaginable is available for dogs too. Dressing your dog up for Halloween can be fun and entertaining for everyone. Here are some ideas and ways to get your furry friend to join in on the festivities this fall…

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How To Treat A Poisoned Dog

A sick dog

Did your pet eat chocolate or get into the antifreeze in the basement? Act quick! It’s toxic and you need to breakout the poison patrol actions ASAP. But what do you do? Here are the five steps you need to take to get started treating a poisoned dog…

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Rottweiler: Is it the Right Breed for You?

Rottweiler laying in grass

Rottweilers are thought of as being one of the most dangerous dogs, but with proper training, they can be one of the most loyal and affectionate dogs. You could be the perfect family to take a Rottweiler in and show them unconditional love. They enjoy exercise and are incredibly beautiful with their black fur and brown markings. Learn more about this amazing breed below…

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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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Q&A with Embark’s Veterinary Geneticist, Dr. Erin Chu

We had some burning questions about Dog DNA tests, and we feel lucky to have found an expert to answer them! We are so thrilled that Dr. Chu took time out of her busy schedule to answer our dog DNA questions and help us better understand how it all works. Read on to learn more about how one becomes a geneticist, how accurate dog DNA tests are, how they differ from humans and much more as we dig deeper into this topic…

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How to Stop Your Puppy From Crying in its Crate

Puppy crying in crate: How to Stop Your Puppy from Crying in its Crate

Is your new puppy more whine than roses when he’s in his crate? Is the joy of your new family member wearing thin because he won’t stop crying and whining? Well, it’s time you take the lead. Crate training a puppy can be frustrating, to say the least, but the earlier you start the better. The good news is — there’s a lot you can do to nip the crate whining in the bud so it doesn’t become a prolonged problem…

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Best Dog Doors: Liberate Your Dog (And Yourself)

Dog in front of door

Do you feel like you always have to let your dog in and out, especially when you’re in the middle of something important (baby crying, must-answer phone call, dinner on the stove) or when you’re not home? Don’t let your pooch drive you crazy; give him some freedom to come and go on his terms. Installing a dog door in your home can go a long way in simplifying your home life — and making your dog a happy family member. But how do you know where to start when there are hundreds of different doggy doors on the market? We’re here to help you make sense of all the details so you can choose the best doggy door for your home…

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Why Do Dogs Bury Bones?

Why Do Dogs Bury Bones?

You may find your dog burying a toy or bone, then digging it up and reburying it elsewhere. This is very common. In fact, your dog may even “bury” items inside on furniture or carpeting. Sometimes they’ll even bury things in piles of laundry. So the next time you’re looking for the TV remote, car keys or your cellphone you may want to look under the couch cushions and in your laundry! Find out why they do this and how to get them to stop…

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