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

The Canine Good Citizen Test

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Meadowlake and BYOD went over was the Canine Good Citizen test last month at our Educational Pawty. The CGC certification will build a better bond with your dog and provides intellectual stimulation for your pups. It’s also a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups and makes a great starting point for training dogs.  Here are the subjects of the test, … Read More

Pawty Survival Guide: What to Bring

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Whether you’re new to BYOD or an old member, preparing for a pawty can be a struggle from outfits to supplies. The BYOD pack leader Michelle Trejo joined Laura Koch, executive manager of Meadowlake, at the BYOD Houston Educational Pawty. This image used with permission During an event, a dog may need water, much like yourself, and bringing a collapsible water bowl can be … Read More

Pawty Survival Guide: Nervous Body Language

An adult Italian greyhound looking on while sitting at a table in a cafe or restaurant patio.

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Having you ever been invited to go somewhere, but you rather stay in your sweats with Netflix? Despite humans being social creatures, we are also excited for a night out. Dogs are like humans in that way. Wanting to go out to events depends on the day and the mood. You might say, “But our pups don’t speak our language!” … Read More

Pawty Survival Guide: Social Dog Behavior

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Most of us think we know our dogs pretty well. We also think our dog is the best dog in the whole world, so we want to show our good boys/girls everywhere. However, many owners may not know everything there is to know about dogs, especially when it comes to dogs socializing with other people or other dogs. Here’s where … Read More

Introducing A Dog Into Your Relationship

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With Valentine’s Day recently ending, you and your significant other may be thinking of taking things to the next level: getting a dog together. However, like every relationship milestone, you may want to take a couple steps back and reflect. Here are a few considerations that can determine if your relationship is ready for a furiend. When you have a … Read More

7 Pupular Valentine’s Gifts

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Cupid’s day is here, and you need to find the perfect gift for the love of your life: your pup! Never fear, BYOD is here. Here are the top gifts our team is pawsitively pawstruck in love with. The worst part of the day is leaving your dog at home, and it’s not ideal for them either. With the interactive … Read More