How to Stay On Top of Children and Dogs Interacting

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A recent BYOD poll revealed 38% of our followers did not know kids were the most common dog bite victims. April 26 is National Kids and Pets Day, and we want to share with pawrents the best way to introduce kids to dogs. The number one recommendation we have is to never leave children and dogs alone. A responsible adult … Read More

Service Dog, Therapy Dog, and ESA: What’s the Difference?

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On April 11, we celebrated therapy dogs and the wonderful work they do. Not too long after, we were asked what the difference was between a therapy dog, a service dog, and an emotional support animal (ESA). There are different regulations on how a dog can become licensed for these positions, and there are different rules as far as being … Read More

Pet ID: Why Tags and Microchips Are Essential for Your Pups

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Nothing could break a pawrent’s heart more than the thought of losing their pup, yet according to an ASPCA study, only a third of pet owners tag their fur babies. While it may seem like your pup would never run away, the unexpected can happen, and without these tools, they could be lost for a long time. National Pet ID … Read More

Celebrating Dog Therapy Appreciation Day

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Canines have jobs from guiding the blind to the K9 force. Today, we are highlighting therapy dogs and the wonderful work they do for humans by answering some common questions. According to the American Kennel Club, these dogs volunteer with their owners in schools, hospitals, and nursing homes to improve the lives of others. A therapy dog is not an … Read More

Dog Bite Prevention Tips

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If you believe all media reports, you might also believe dog attacks are just a part of their nature. However, studies by researchers and expert dog trainers say otherwise. Dogs can become aggressive because of stress, fear, or a need to be dominant. It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and BYOD is sharing our best tips and advice when it … Read More

Best Amazon Puppy Supply List to Welcome a New Friend Home

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Welcoming a tiny furiend is an exciting time. (Some would argue more so than the arrival of a newborn, but that’s not here nor there.) Whether you’re adopting on National Puppy Day this Saturday or any time of the year, BYOD has prepared pawrents with a list of the best products for welcoming home your new pup! Ps: Our pack … Read More

Cats vs Dogs Or How About Both?

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The debate on cats over dogs or dogs over cats is a popular topic. Between scientific studies on which animal is smarter and heated debates on animal superiority, most people seem to have a strong opinion. However, the middle ground is hardly explored. Most readers here are going to lean on the dog side, but what some of you may … Read More