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Dogs are a part of the family. Find the best breed, bonding tips, and how to introduce them to new household members.

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Best Guard Dogs For Families

Some breeds do better at understanding one owner, and other breeds understand the entire family and will protect each member as though it were one of its own. We have researched and ranked the ten best guard dogs for families..

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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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How To Prepare Your Dog For A New Baby

Many couples begin their family together with a dog. While this dog is their first “child”, they often become concerned when deciding to add a human child to their family. Their concerns frequently revolve around how their dog will react to having a new baby in the household, and it is not uncommon for new parents to be worried that their dog will harm their new child…

Family petting Golden dog (Caption: Guide To The Best Family Dogs)

Guide To The Best Family Dogs: For Kids, By Size, Hypoallergenic & More

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 breeds for families, what makes them great, and how to pick the best breed for your family. After all, there are many great family dogs, but just because a dog is characteristically great with families doesn’t mean it’s the right fit for yours.

Dog and woman on patio with drink (caption how to bond with your new dog)

How To Bond With Your Rescue Dog Or New Puppy

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 calm her and give her some affection that first evening at home with us. I think this was the best thing we could’ve done for her at that time. Let’s discuss how to bond with your rescue dog after you bring her home (learn more about the rescue process) and why bonding with your dog is so important.

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