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

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

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