Dogs: Adopting, raising, training, health issues, food & diet

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  • Foster a dog

    Foster a dog

    Fostering a dog for a temporary period of time will increase the likelihood that the dog will find a forever home.

    Fostering a dog for a temporary period of time will increase the likelihood that the dog will find a forever home.

  • Rabies on the rise

    Rabies on the rise

    How should owners protect themselves and their dogs from the disease?

    How should owners protect themselves and their dogs from the disease?

  • How to choose the best doggie day care

    How to choose the best doggie day care

    Similar to selecting a day care for a child, choosing a doggie day care center is a process that takes some time and consideration.

    Similar to selecting a day care for a child, choosing a doggie day care center is a process that takes some time and consideration.

  • The benefits of joining a dog social group

    The benefits of joining a dog social group

    Across the country, dog social groups are enabling dog owners and their pets to find common ground.

    Across the country, dog social groups are enabling dog owners and their pets to find common ground.

  • New health trend: Dog fitness centers

    New health trend: Dog fitness centers

    Increasingly, dog owners understand that their pets need regular exercise and preventative efforts to maintain good health. They're finding that the sorts of therapies we humans enjoy, such as aromatherapy and massage, also serve their dogs well.

    Increasingly, dog owners understand that their pets need regular exercise and preventative efforts to maintain good health. They're finding that the sorts of therapies we humans enjoy, such as aromatherapy and massage, also serve their dogs well.

  • 10 ways to keep your dog happy this spring

    10 ways to keep your dog happy this spring

    Here, 10 things every dog owner should do to keep their pet happy, healthy and in good shape.

    Here, 10 things every dog owner should do to keep their pet happy, healthy and in good shape.

  • Vacation with your dog on a budget

    Vacation with your dog on a budget

    Not only is it possible to enjoy a fun vacation with your dog, but it's also easier than ever to do so while being frugal.

    Not only is it possible to enjoy a fun vacation with your dog, but it's also easier than ever to do so while being frugal.

  • Boost your dog’s confidence

    Boost your dog’s confidence

    Shy dogs can be like shy people -- They may become anxious and even defensive when exposed to strange situations.

    Shy dogs can be like shy people -- They may become anxious and even defensive when exposed to strange situations. Check out these tips for properly socializing your dog.

  • How to exercise with your dog

    How to exercise with your dog

    Want to get fit? Dogs make some of the best workout partners. Here's how you and your dog can get healthy together.

    Want to get fit? Dogs make some of the best workout partners. Here's how you and your dog can get healthy together.

  • Cut the costs of raising your dog today

    Cut the costs of raising your dog today

    During tough economic times, who doesn't want to save money and spend less? With these tips, pet parents can save big.

    During tough economic times, who doesn't want to save money and spend less? With these tips, pet parents can save big.

  • Teach your dog to dance

    Teach your dog to dance

    I've seen owners dancing with their dogs, doing some really cool moves. I'm not interested in competitions for this, but I would still like to train my dog to dance with me. Any tips?

    I've seen owners dancing with their dogs, doing some really cool moves. I'm not interested in competitions for this, but I would still like to train my dog to dance with me. Any tips?

  • Crafts you can do with your dog

    Crafts you can do with your dog

    When it's raining cats and dogs outside, plenty of indoor fun can be found with a dog craft day.

    When it's raining cats and dogs outside, plenty of indoor fun can be found with a dog craft day.

  • Can new dog feeders help solve mealtime problems?

    Can new dog feeders help solve mealtime problems?

    The slow-food movement isn't just for organic foodies anymore.

    The slow-food movement isn't just for organic foodies anymore.

  • Dogs can improve kids' health

    Dogs can improve kids' health

    Just by owning a dog, you are improving your chances of living a longer life.

    Just by owning a dog, you are improving your chances of living a longer life.

  • Top 10 movies about dogs

    Top 10 movies about dogs

    Grab the popcorn, turn the cell phone off and snuggle up with your BFF (best furry friend) to enjoy 10 of the best movies about dogs.

    Grab the popcorn, turn the cell phone off and snuggle up with your BFF (best furry friend) to enjoy 10 of the best movies about dogs.

  • How to keep your dog safe and healthy

    How to keep your dog safe and healthy

    A few simple steps on your part could mean more years of happy times with your dog.

    A few simple steps on your part could mean more years of happy times with your dog.

  • Hydrotherapy helps dogs get in shape

    Hydrotherapy helps dogs get in shape

    Hydrotherapy provides important physical therapy to dogs, especially those who have difficulty engaging in regular outdoor activities.

    Hydrotherapy provides important physical therapy to dogs, especially those who have difficulty engaging in regular outdoor activities.

  • How to care for your arthritic dog

    How to care for your arthritic dog

    As our canine companions grow older, they are subject to the same degenerative problems as we are.

    As our canine companions grow older, they are subject to the same degenerative problems as we are.

  • Benefits of owning a senior dog

    Benefits of owning a senior dog

    Older dogs might not fill a home with happy chaos as energetic puppies do, but these senior pets still enrich our lives in so many ways.

    Older dogs might not fill a home with happy chaos as energetic puppies do, but these senior pets still enrich our lives in so many ways.

  • Away from home: Dog bathroom options

    Away from home: Dog bathroom options

    Traveling with a dog can be fun, exciting and memorable, but it can also be a bit of a challenge if its idea of bathroom etiquette is finding the nearest patch of grass that smells like home.

    Traveling with a dog can be fun, exciting and memorable, but it can also be a bit of a challenge if its idea of bathroom etiquette is finding the nearest patch of grass that smells like home.

  • Fact vs. fiction: Strange dog rituals and their true meanings

    Fact vs. fiction: Strange dog rituals and their true meanings

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    Since dogs are unable to verbalize what they are really thinking, there are nonverbal cues that we can learn from and respond to accordingly.

    Since dogs are unable to verbalize what they are really thinking, there are nonverbal cues that we can learn from and respond to accordingly.

  • The lonely dog

    The lonely dog

    Dogs are social animals, and generally don't tolerate long periods of being alone.

    Dogs are social animals, and generally don't tolerate long periods of being alone.

  • My dog wants to blog

    My dog wants to blog

    These days, dogs are on Facebook and Twitter, and they're even "blogging" with help from their owners.

    These days, dogs are on Facebook and Twitter, and they're even "blogging" with help from their owners.

  • Vacation with your dog on a budget

    Vacation with your dog on a budget

    Not only is it possible to enjoy a fun vacation with your dog, but it's also easier than ever to do so while being frugal.

    Not only is it possible to enjoy a fun vacation with your dog, but it's also easier than ever to do so while being frugal.

  • Cut canine costs today

    Cut canine costs today

    During tough economic times, who doesn't want to save money and spend less? With these tips, pet parents can save big.

    During tough economic times, who doesn't want to save money and spend less? With these tips, pet parents can save big.

  • The reality about dog myths

    The reality about dog myths

    Is it true that seven human years are equivalent to one dog year? Can dogs really smell cancer? Here, we debunk some commonly held canine myths.

    Is it true that seven human years are equivalent to one dog year? Can dogs really smell cancer? Here, we debunk some commonly held canine myths.

  • The myth of the hypoallergenic dog

    The myth of the hypoallergenic dog

    Over the past few years there has been a lot of talk about specific dog breeds that are "hypoallergenic" and perfect for families with members who have pet allergies. Is this talk fact or fiction?

    Over the past few years there has been a lot of talk about specific dog breeds that are "hypoallergenic" and perfect for families with members who have pet allergies. Is this talk fact or fiction?

  • How to tell if your dog is healthy

    How to tell if your dog is healthy

    Since your dog hasn't mastered speaking in words yet, you may wonder how you can tell if your dog is feeling okay. It turns out, many of the clues can come from just looking at your dog and reading his body language.

    Since your dog hasn't mastered speaking in words yet, you may wonder how you can tell if your dog is feeling okay. It turns out, many of the clues can come from just looking at your dog and reading his body language.

  • The dirtiest pet product you own

    The dirtiest pet product you own

    What item do you grab numerous times a day but rarely, if ever, wash?

    What item do you grab numerous times a day but rarely, if ever, wash?

  • Prepare your dog for guests

    Prepare your dog for guests

    Inviting guests to your home when you have a new or energetic dog can prove to be challenging. Just a little training -- for both your dog and your guests -- will make visits more enjoyable for everyone.

    Inviting guests to your home when you have a new or energetic dog can prove to be challenging. Just a little training -- for both your dog and your guests -- will make visits more enjoyable for everyone.

  • 5 fun ways to show your dog you love her

    5 fun ways to show your dog you love her

    There are many ways to show your dog that she is your best friend and an important member of your family.

    There are many ways to show your dog that she is your best friend and an important member of your family. From doing activities together to creating a space just for her, these are some easy ways you can strengthen your bond with your four-legged friend.

  • The best way to clip your dog’s nails

    The best way to clip your dog’s nails

    Being a dog owner means sometimes taking on tasks that might not be that pleasant -- for either you or your dog. Nail clipping, in some cases, is one of the tasks.

    Being a dog owner means sometimes taking on tasks that might not be that pleasant -- for either you or your dog. Nail clipping, in some cases, is one of the tasks.

  • Does food taste different to cats and dogs?

    Does food taste different to cats and dogs?

    Though cats and dogs are the most common household pets in North America, the similarities practically end there.

    Though cats and dogs are the most common household pets in North America, the similarities practically end there.

  • Pet pooch may help ease PTSD in veterans

    Pet pooch may help ease PTSD in veterans

    Dogs may be more than best friends for military veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, a small study suggests.

    Dogs may be more than best friends for military veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, a small study suggests.

  • Why labradors often get fat

    Why labradors often get fat

    One of America's favorite dog breeds, the Labrador retriever, has a genetic variant that seems to make them more likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.

    One of America's favorite dog breeds, the Labrador retriever, has a genetic variant that seems to make them more likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.

  • Dogs' IQs can vary

    Dogs' IQs can vary

    Dogs have different levels of intelligence that can be measured, and researchers say this new finding might one day help improve understanding of the link between health and intelligence in people.

    Dogs have different levels of intelligence that can be measured, and researchers say this new finding might one day help improve understanding of the link between health and intelligence in people.

  • Dogs read faces much like humans do

    Dogs read faces much like humans do

    While dogs read facial expressions in much the same way as people do, they consider the source of a threatening expression before deciding how to respond, a new study suggests.

    While dogs read facial expressions in much the same way as people do, they consider the source of a threatening expression before deciding how to respond, a new study suggests.

  • Spoil your dog with these gifts

    Spoil your dog with these gifts

    The loyal companions who give us the best gifts year-round, welcome home dances, warm snuggles and unconditional love, deserve to receive some gifts as well.
    The loyal companions who give us the best gifts year-round, welcome home dances, warm snuggles and unconditional love, deserve to receive some gifts as well.
  • Pet-proof your home for holiday safety

    Pet-proof your home for holiday safety

    With the holidays fast approaching, you want to keep your pets in mind as you begin creating a festive atmosphere.
    Owning a cat or dog is a joy, but like with most joyful things in life, taking care of them requires a bit of sacrifice. With the holidays fast approaching, you want to keep your pets in mind as you begin creating a festive atmosphere.
  • Top pet gifts from around the Web

    Top pet gifts from around the Web

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    Be it hitting holiday sales or getting all of that shopping done online, there’s one family member you may be forgetting to buy for: Your furry friend.
    Be it hitting holiday sales or getting all of that shopping done online, there’s one family member you may be forgetting to buy for: Your furry friend.
  • Winter wear for dogs

    Winter wear for dogs

    Dogs may have fur, but that doesn't mean they never catch a chill. And that's a poor excuse for not dressing them up in the season's best doggy wear.
    Dogs may have fur, but that doesn't mean they never catch a chill. And that's a poor excuse for not dressing them up in the season's best doggy wear.

     
  • How to make sure your dog is listening

    How to make sure your dog is listening

    If you’re not sure you can get your dog’s attention, don’t allow her or him to be off-leash or uncontained.
    If you’re not sure you can get your dog’s attention, don’t allow her or him to be off-leash or uncontained.
  • Stop your dog from begging

    Stop your dog from begging

    There are steps you can take to stop your dog from begging.
    There are steps you can take to stop your dog from begging.
  • Bark management 101

    Bark management 101

    Dogs bark. That's how they communicate. But what if your dog barks incessantly? Here are some strategies to lessen the barking.
    Dogs bark. That's how they communicate. But what if your dog barks incessantly? Here are some strategies to lessen the barking.
  • From The Dog DailyMore>>

  • Your dog can be a professional actor

    Your dog can be a professional actor

    Dogs often appear in television shows, movies, commercials and more. If your dog has star quality, it could be a hit in Hollywood and enjoy the spotlight too.

    Dogs often appear in television shows, movies, commercials and more. If your dog has star quality, it could be a hit in Hollywood and enjoy the spotlight too.

  • DNA testing your dog

    DNA testing your dog

    With approximately 50 percent of the U.S. dog population composed of mixed breeds, it's a question many dog lovers hear. In the past, guesses at the breed mix were based on appearance and temperament, but now DNA testing can unlock the mystery of a dog's genetic heritage.

    With approximately 50 percent of the U.S. dog population composed of mixed breeds, it's a question many dog lovers hear. In the past, guesses at the breed mix were based on appearance and temperament, but now DNA testing can unlock the mystery of a dog's genetic heritage.

  • 3 most common dog-related allergies

    3 most common dog-related allergies

    Allergies are one of the leading causes of visits to the veterinary office: They account for up to 25 percent of visits, according to some estimates.

    Allergies are one of the leading causes of visits to the veterinary office: They account for up to 25 percent of visits, according to some estimates.

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