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

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

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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

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