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Getting a pure breed or a mixed breed dog

Getting a pure breed or a mixed breed dog

October 26, 2020

Usually, when people decide to get a new dog, they consider either adopting or purchasing a specific breed. But how do you know what’s the best choice for you? Of course, adopting would be nice, and all dogs need love, but with each dog, there’s a set of questions you need to ask yourself and quite a few aspects to take into account. We’ll be exploring these options in this article so that you can make an informed decision when getting your next dog.
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7 things you should consider before getting a dog

7 things you should consider before getting a dog

October 19, 2020

We call them “Man’s best friend” and most of the time they get to be a part of our families. Dogs are happy to love you unconditionally and we’re pretty sure you love them back if you’re reading this - we know, we love them too. But before getting a dog, there are a few things you should consider. 


Owning a dog, or any pet for that matter comes with a set of responsibilities you need to be aware of, before deciding to bring a new puppy home. Continue reading, to discover 7 things you should know before getting a dog

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How often should you wash your dog?

How often should you wash your dog?

October 12, 2020

Outside of situations where your dog gets really dirty as a result of outdoor activity, do you know how often you should actually bathe your dog? Or if you even should at all? We’ll explore it in this article, so keep reading if you’re interested in finding out more about bathing your puppy. 
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Getting that special bond with your dog

Getting that special bond with your dog

October 05, 2020

So you got a new puppy and you’re now looking to get that special bond you see other owners have with their pet. How do you get that? Do you just strap in and hope for the best? Or do you take action and try to bond with your new puppy? If you’re not planning on hoping for the best, but actually putting in the effort to care for your doggo, then this article is for you. Keep reading to learn just what you can do to get that special bond with Fido.

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3 Outdoor activities you can do with your dog

3 Outdoor activities you can do with your dog

September 29, 2020

If you’re a sports person, we know you’d love to be able to spend some quality time with your pet while enjoying some calorie-burning activities. Besides the boost of endorphins, you get when being active, you also get to bond with your puppy and get him or her to be active as well. So basically, doing sports with your dog has benefits all around: from physical to mental, to social benefits for both you and your dog. So what types of sports can you practice with your dog? Read and find out: 
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5 tips on choosing the best leash for your dog

5 tips on choosing the best leash for your dog

September 22, 2020

If you have a dog, you’ve probably asked yourself this question before: How do I know if this leash is the best for my dog? Now that we’ve talked about why you should walk your dog on a daily basis, you want to make sure that all the tools and accessories you are using with your fur-baby are adequate. So what goes into getting a new leash for your dog? We’ll work through some tips that can help you determine yours and your dog’s needs so that you can find the best leash out there. 
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5 Reasons why you should walk your dog daily

5 Reasons why you should walk your dog daily

September 14, 2020

We all know that when you get a dog, you have to commit to walking Fido at least once per day. The obvious reason for this is to allow your pup to alleviate his bladder/bowels. But what you probably don’t know is that there are several reasons why you should walk your pet daily, even if you have a backyard and don’t actually “need” to do that for bathroom purposes.

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Training your dog with rewards vs punishment

Training your dog with rewards vs punishment

August 24, 2020

There are many methods of dog training. Some are based on a rewards and positive reinforcement method, others based on punishments and corrections. As with any dilemma, there are points to be made on both methods. But how do you know which is the best one to use? Continue reading this article to see what are the benefits and consequences of each of these methods, and choose which is the best method to use when training your dog. 

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7 Commands your dog should learn

7 Commands your dog should learn

August 12, 2020

Stay, heel, sit. These are the most typical commands you would teach your dog, right? Do you know why they are so important or what other commands are crucial for your dog to know? We’re going to go deeper into what commands you should teach your dog, to ensure both his or her safety and the safety of everyone around them. 
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5 Tips on Potty Training your Puppy

5 Tips on Potty Training your Puppy

August 04, 2020

So you got a new puppy! Congrats! We’re sure your pup will be super happy in their new forever home. Having a puppy can be a lot of fun, but it also comes with some damages - chewed shoes, puddles on the carpet, and such. These minor inconveniences shouldn’t last very long if you start training your puppy. And when it comes to training, the best place to start is potty training your dog or housebreaking your dog. Use the tips from this article to make that happen sooner rather than later and your carpets will be spared.
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Choosing the best food for your dog

Choosing the best food for your dog

July 28, 2020

There are so many brands of pet food out there that it can be difficult for owners to make the best choice for their dog, and not just when it comes to flavor, but also the type of food you’re feeding your pet. Between kibble, wet food, and home-cooked meals, how can you ensure your pup gets the best nutritional value out of its diet?  We’ll explore what you need to keep in mind when choosing your dog’s diet in this article.
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7 Foods to avoid feeding your dog

7 Foods to avoid feeding your dog

July 21, 2020

We all know those puppy eyes come out to play whenever you’re about to sit and enjoy a meal. Your four-legged adorable little beggar might be interested in your food and would absolutely love a taste of it, but we’re here to advise you to think twice before giving in - and not just because it encourages bad behavior. In fact, not all foods that are safe for humans are okay for pets, which means allowing your dog to taste that dessert might do more harm than good. Continue reading to discover 7 foods you shouldn’t feed your dog. 

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