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Meals Versus Treats: How Much to Give and When

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Did you know treats should only make up about 10 percent of your pet’s daily nutritional intake? Download this handout full of tips to keep your pets healthy, happy, and well “treat”-ed! Brought to you by Fear Free and our friends at Blue Buffalo.

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Activities & Enrichment Cats Dogs

Toys, Travel, Tech: 9 Winners from Global Pet Expo

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Our reporter attends Global Pet Expo in search of the latest pet products.

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Training & Grooming

Names and Games: How to “Home School” Your Dog

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Reading Time: < 1 minute The basic knowledge and skills you want your dog to learn include knowing his name and coming when called. Those are both easy to teach with games that are fun for both of you. Our handout explains how to teach your dog to respond to his name and ways to practice through play.

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

Bright Lights, Starring Role: 8 Tips for a Successful Pro Photoshoot With Your Dog

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Keep an open mind and trust that even with a dog who is uncertain about the process, a photographer can still capture amazing photos.

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Training & Grooming

Learn How to Make Walks Fun With Training, Play

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Going for a walk doesn’t have to be a mad scramble to hang onto your lunging dog. The training tips in our handout can help you teach your dog to walk at your side, deliver rewards in a fun way, and challenge your dog’s brain and body.

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Travel & Safety

Are Power Walks Good for Your Dog?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes You see them everywhere, and you may think kinda cool, a dog walker with anywhere from four to a dozen and even more dogs all strolling together in what are sometimes marketed as “power walks” or “pack leader walks.” A more accurate term may be “precarious walks.” Dog walkers can be a valuable benefit, assuming […]

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Travel & Safety

5 Signs You Need to Leave the Dog Park

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Bring up the subject of dog parks to a group of dog trainers and watch their heads explode. You’ll get a slew of opinions, most unfavorable. While I confess I have occasionally rolled my eyes at the topic, I don’t hate dog parks. They can be a good place for some dogs to run off […]

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs

Flirt Your Way to a Tired Dog

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Boing! Boing! The Boxer puppy was bouncing all over the place, her wiggly butt somehow defying physics and going in different directions at once. “We take her for three walks a day!” her owner complained. “She’s never tired!” Taking your dog for a walk is great for mental enrichment, but to truly exercise your energetic […]

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Strategies to Help Pets Enjoy a Stress-Free Summer

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The canine – and feline – nose knows. Expect pets to rely on their superior sense of smell this summer after being cooped up at home and limited to neighborhood boundaries during the pandemic. One year in a pet’s life is a mighty long time. Even some well-trained dogs and confident cats may feel a […]

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Activities & Enrichment Travel & Safety

Moving from a Small Town to a Big City? How to Help Your Dog Adjust

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Reading Time: 3 minutes When my husband and I moved from a Colorado mountain town to Denver in 2018, our biggest concern was how our Lab mix, Rio, would adapt. The outdoorsy dog spent the first seven years of his life hiking off leash on trails a block from our home, swimming in alpine lakes, and running free in […]