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Dog Behavior

Whether you live in a metropolis high-rise or in a rural community, activity and play are important to your dog’s well-being. For dogs that live in the city or don’t have a backyard of their own, the local dog park can be a great option for a bit of exercise, as well as fun interaction […]

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Ahh yes, the ultimate pet parent struggle: Should you let your pets sleep in bed with you? In my house, we have two dogs of different size, sex, color and breed. But they have one thing in common — they’re both drama queens when it comes to bedtime. Specifically where they sleep, which is usually […]


Dogs are family members, and as a pet parent, I know how fun it is to show off the latest trick one of my pooches learned or the funny sleeping position the other one found during the night. If you’ve been struggling to get the perfect family photo that includes your dog, here are some […]


The notorious New Year’s resolution. Year after year, the number one resolution is to trim the waistline. But have you considered your pet’s calorie intake? New data just released from the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company shows that pet obesity is on the rise for the fourth straight year. Studies have shown that a quarter to […]


Love is in the air. For my family that means spending nights snuggled in watching endless movies with warm mugs of tea. And, of course, with our 4-year-old black Labrador, Deke, and 5-year-old Terrier/Chihuahua, Annie, curled up at our feet or on our laps. It got me thinking about how dogs are masters of snuggling.  […]


I have never had a puppy until this year, and I have been trying to do everything by the book. So crate training was a must for us. We had our trials with this: sleepless nights with crying puppy, chases around the house trying to get her to go in her crate – actually physically putting her in it… All kinds of things. But… in the end, it all paid off. Now, 9 months later, we have a properly crate trained dog and it is a WONDER.


Cooper Makes Friends

by DFS-Pet-Blog on October 9, 2013

After Cooper had been cleared of Giardia, we knew that he needed some socialization. Other pups had lived at Cooper’s prior residence, but we knew that it was important for him to find new friends besides Bandit.


Puppy Update: 22 Weeks Old

by Melissa R. on April 26, 2013

Our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppy, Emme, is now 22 weeks old – she’s nearly six months old now, I can’t believe it! Here’s how things are going.


Have a new puppy, or thinking about bringing one into your home? If you are new to puppies like me, you’ll appreciate all the tips and advice you can get to prepare!

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Lots of FUN suggestions for how to exercise dogs. Exercise is extremely important for your dog’s health and to help him behave properly.


Why do dogs dig? Why do dogs sniff – A LOT? Learn about these and other dog behaviors that we find a bit odd or humorous.


Might your pet like a companion pet? Another cat or dog to play with and maybe even snuggle? Enjoy these stories of multiple pet situations helping to keep each other mentally and physically active. (Fun videos, too!)


Like Cats and Dogs

by DFS-Pet-Blog on January 17, 2010

Eddie the cat, and Kirby the new dog get used to living together. Learn an easy but effective tip for distracting a dog when he becomes obsessive.

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