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Dogs are in tune with our feelings – sometimes before we are; but how good are we at reading their expressions and body language to give them the same courtesy? A dog’s breed may give indications about its general temperament but that often fails to paint the entire picture. Past trauma and their general personality […]

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If you and your family are considering adopting a dog or getting a puppy this holiday season, we couldn’t be more excited for you! Dogs are some of the best companions and a testament to how magical unconditional love is. Even with all the warm fuzzies you get from your pup, the messes and the […]

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Leash Lessons – Stick to What You Know! There’s nothing wrong with your traditional 6-foot leash.A change from a 6-ft to 15-ft leash could seem manageable to you but it’s a huge change for your dog. They learn to reach to shifts in your hands, weight, and tugs to indicate where they should go. Any […]

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The holidays may still look slightly different than they did pre-pandemic, but there are tons of people who will be hitting the road this season. Whether it’s to see family, or get away from your work-from-home office, we figured out the perfect packing list for your pup. General Travel Considerations A stressed pet isn’t enjoyable […]

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Christmas is the time to deck the halls with boughs of holly. But as a new puppy owner, should you? In getting your house ready for the holidays, you want to make sure that you don’t cause any hazard to your new puppy. You don’t want Rex getting hurt because of some decorations. Consider these safety tips to puppy proof your house during the holidays: Keep Unsafe Food Out of ReachYou probably know that chocolates are a no-go. But those are not the only Christmas foods that are harmful to your puppies. Some of the foods to avoid include: Coconut …

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As a pet parent, if you’re going to be having guests in the house with your pet present, then this is an essential step.  Ideally, the socialization process should begin as soon as your pup comes home. Invite friends and family over, and have them interact with your pup so that he gets used to the feel of other people outside of yourself.  Pups have different personalities and would naturally react differently when meeting strangers for the first time. So, whether the meeting is outdoors or indoors, here are 5 steps to help you ace pet-human introductions:  Stay On Top …

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Are you looking for a friendly and cute puppy? Look no further! Why? Because the French Bulldog is the perfect breed for you. The French bulldog, or the Frenchie as some prefer to call him, is one of the most popular breeds of dogs in the world today. A lot of celebrities like Lady Gaga, Dwayne Johnson, Hugh Jackman, John Legend and David Beckham are all parents to French bulldogs. Considering his distinct and irresistible looks, it’s no surprise that a lot of people love the Frenchie. But that’s just one of the several other qualities that makes the Frenchie …

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Everyone loves autumn, especially puppies. Many will agree that autumn is the most beautiful season of the year. It starts out with the leaves on the trees turning bright and brilliant.Shortly after that, the leaves begin to fall on the ground and everyone’s lawn is covered in a beautiful array of autumn colors.Puppies enjoy this time of the year because they get to chase the falling leaves and play in the raked heap of leaves. Daisy definitely enjoys running through the leaves and hiking through the gorgeous autumn landscape.However, that’s not all you can do. You can make beautiful memories …

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Going on an extended trip with your pup can be a pretty exciting adventure. The sights going by can be an incredible one for your pup, and you get to enjoy the warm companionship.  Short trips are more typically advised, however, there’s no harm in taking a long one provided you plan and pack all the supplies that you would be needing on the trip.  This piece covers everything 4 need-to-know tips for your upcoming extended human-canine trip:   Help Your Pup Adjust At least 1 or 2 months before your extended trip, start getting your pup familiar with the car. …

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An influx of puppies to homes across America has helped fill a lot of homes with much-needed love and comfort over the past year and a half. While we are certainly all looking forward to life getting closer to what it used to look like – the one exception might be returning to the office. What […]

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