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

What You Need to Know Before Doggie Daycare

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Daycare—we may have some memories from our early childhood, but you may not have known many dog care businesses. If you have a 9-to-5 job or no one to look after your dog for long hours, the service can be beneficial to both pawrents and pups. Multiple dog daycare businesses say it can help with a dog’s socialization around other … Read More

What Dog Parents Need to Know About CBD and THC

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A hazy storm is rolling across the country. Ten states, along with Washington, DC, have legalized marijuana for adults 21 and over. Medical marijuana is legal in 33 additional states. As more and more people are able to legally access marijuana, there is an increased interest in how the substance can affect dogs. Always be aware of your own limits … Read More

Do Dogs Understand Time?

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Many pawrents notice that their dogs have an uncanny sense of when a certain activity is about to happen, such as when they are about to leave for the grocery store or when it is time for their pup to receive a mid-afternoon snack. These incidents seem to indicate that pups do have some concept of time. Research suggests that … Read More

Why We Honor National K9 Veterans Day, and Why You Should Too

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After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Dogs for Defense program was introduced with the goal of preparing and training dogs fit to fight alongside the military. The United States Army authorized the program in March of 1942, and on March 13th of the same year, the U.S. Army K9 Corps was officially established.  We recognize K9 Veterans … Read More

5 Awesome Dog Breeds That Thrive in the City

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Whether you live in the city or yearn for urban living, future dog pawrents must consider breed personalities before owning a pup. Before making the life-changing decision, sniff out five awesome breeds that thrive in the city: When it comes to cuddlers, Shih Tzus win the award! Shih Tzus were bred to be lap dogs for Chinese emperors, and they … Read More