Dog Facts and Trivia

Choosing a Dog: Research, Research, and More Research

So, you have decided to welcome a dog into your heart and home? How wonderful! Keeping in mind that there are hundreds of breeds of dogs to choose from as well as innumerable mixed breeds, your choice can be a wee bit perplexing. No doubt, your decision will be...
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Top Five Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

November is Senior Pet Awareness Month and if you are considering welcoming a new canine companion into your heart and home, you should strongly consider the many benefits of choosing a senior dog. Top 5 Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog 1. What You See Is What You Get...
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Why Do Dogs Roll in Poop and Other Smelly Stuff?

Anyone who has spent a Summer in New York City can understand why most urban dwellers anxiously await the coveted invitation to visit a friend in the country for a weekend. While the drive out of the city is sure to be a test of mental stamina for even...
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Stereotypes and Generalizations of the Pit Bull

Generalizations are a tricky business. On the one hand, they are necessary in order for us to more easily understand our complex world. On the other hand, by definition, generalizations don’t provide detailed information, nor are they always accurate. When it comes to dogs, people seem to be wildly...
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Whatever Happened to the Term Alpha Dog?

The term alpha applied to wolves has had a long history. For many years books and articles about wolves have mentioned the alpha male and alpha female or the alpha pair. In much popular writing the term is still in use today. However, keen observers may have noticed that...
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Shed Happens: How to Manage Dog Shedding

My little dog Nora is superbly cute and only weighs about 10 pounds or so. As a result, she is often invited to sit on people’s laps. She knows all about how best to maintain this prime seating position; Look sweetly into the person’s eyes, offer a little neck...
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Pet Travel Tips

For most people, pets aren’t just companions, they’re members of the family. So, it should come as no surprise that more and more people are choosing to bring their pets with them when they travel. Joining us is pet expert Andrea Arden with some tips on how to make...
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