How To Get Started In Dog Sports

Dog jumping agility (caption: How To Get Started In Dog Sports)

Have you ever considered getting your dog involved in something greater than himself? Do you and your canine companion happen to have a competitive spirit? If so, dog sports are a great way to get involved and use that competitive drive…

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Best Dog Shoes For Hot Pavement: How Hot Is Too Hot For Dog Paws?

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These boots are made for walkin’ — and for protection when your dog’s paws could blister in the sun. Yes, it’s true: dogs can scorch their paw pads from the hot ground on a sweltering summer day. Read our reviews of the best dog shoes for hot pavement to learn how to protect your dog’s paws and how you can test the temperature of the pavement yourself to ensure your dog’s safety.

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The Ultimate Guide To Backpacking, Hiking & Camping With Your Dog

When we adopted our dog, Sally, we knew she’d be the perfect hiking companion. As we prepared for some outdoor trips with her, we researched all the latest dog backpacking gear to have with us, and here are the top picks for each category. Being prepared with the best dog camping gear makes backpacking with dogs an enjoyable experience for everyone.

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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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How Much Exercise Does A Puppy Need?

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Like humans, puppies need exercise to feel better (mentally and physically) and maintain their overall health. The amount of recommended exercise varies depending on your dog’s age, breed, and medical condition…

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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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FitBark Review: A Healthy Dog Is A Happy Dog

Dog with FitBark jumping: FitBark Review

What started as a Kickstarter idea in the Summer of 2013 by a brother and sister team from Italy has become a product that is sold world-wide to tens of thousands of pet parents. Canine Journal recently got the chance to chat more with FitBark’s co-founders. We wanted to share their story with you along with an in depth review of our top pick for the best dog activity tracker…

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Best Dog Treadmill: Motorized, Self-Propelled, Manual, Training Tips, & More

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Did you know there are dog treadmills for sale that can help your pooch get in shape? A treadmill has many benefits and can help dramatically improve the quality of your dog’s life. There are probably more benefits to owning a dog treadmill than you’ve considered. Read more about treadmills for dogs and find out which one we think is best for your furry friend.

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Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing? Fighting, Tips To Avoid, And More

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You roll up to the dog park, and Fido is excited to play with all the pups. After a little bit, Fido has selected his playmate, and you notice the dogs are growling at each other while playing. Are they being aggressive, or are they just playing? How do you know when playtime has escalated to aggression? And why do dogs growl when playing? We’ll help you understand why your dog growls when playing, so you can monitor the situation and ensure it doesn’t turn into aggression.

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Best Dog Activity Monitor: FitBark vs Whistle vs Link AKC & More

Girl running with dog (caption: Best Dog Activity Monitor)

How cool would it be to track your dog’s daily activity (think Fitbit for your pup!)? Your wish is now reality and we recently took a look at the leaders in this new and exciting category to review the top players. From GPS tracking and fitness monitoring to goal setting and comparing your dog to others, you are going to be blown away by all the cool features in these new high-tech devices…

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