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Amazing Career Advice from Dogs

You can learn a lot from watching dogs. If you want to be happier at work and move ahead in your career, try to think more like a dog. Yes, for real! Become Happier at Work Show your enthusiasm. Learn to love whatever you're doing. When your job seems routine, remind yourself of its purpose, … Continue reading Amazing Career Advice from Dogs

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The Loving, Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers were originally bred for their work ethic. They're known for being loving, intelligent, and loyal dogs with a short, thick double coat that's easy to maintain. Labs are big dogs, but they don't need a lot of exercise to stay happy and healthy. These dogs are easy-going and love time with people and … Continue reading The Loving, Labrador Retriever

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The Healing Power of Music for Pets: Part Two

Some research has been done on pets, and soothing music, but not enough formal studies have been conducted. As a result, the positive effects of using a theme to help an animal feel better aren't known yet. But since most animals seem more calm and content when they're listening to soothing music, there's no reason … Continue reading The Healing Power of Music for Pets: Part Two

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Do Dogs Experience Seasonal Depression?

We know that seasonal changes can affect a person's mood—a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The shorter days of winter reduce our long-term exposure to sunlight. This can change the chemistry of the brain, causing an increase in melatonin production and a decrease in serotonin production, the chemical that enhances mood and social … Continue reading Do Dogs Experience Seasonal Depression?

The History of Dogs

Dog, (Canis lupus familiaris), domestic mammal of the family Canidae (order Carnivora). It is a subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus) and is related to foxes and jackals. The dog is one of the two most ubiquitous and most popular domestic animals in the world (the cat is the other). For more than 12,000 … Continue reading The History of Dogs

Dog Training – Obedience Training for Dogs

Many people can’t imagine life without dogs. We admire and adore them for their loyalty, unconditional affection, playful exuberance and zest for life. Nevertheless, dogs and people are very different animals. Although officially “man’s best friend,” dogs have some innocent but irksome tendencies-like jumping up to greet, barking, digging and chewing-that can make it downright … Continue reading Dog Training – Obedience Training for Dogs

NEW BOOK RELEASE: “She Chose Me;” The Heart Wrenching Tale of a Woman and Her Dog with Cancer

Follow this heart-breaking and emotional tale, based on a true story, of Evelyn and Paws and their fight against esophageal cancer, their story of heartbreak, loss, and hope.

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7 Dog Gadgets You’ve Never Seen

You would be surprised at how much 'dog stuff' there is out there. We could make a HUGE list of everything we have found working at Canine Companions, but we are going to limit the list to ten today. Take a look below and find ten of the coolest dog gadgets today!

How Dogs Help You Cope With Mental Illness

Animals have long been used to help provide support for those dealing with medical issues. They can help a person with a vision deficit find their way through a busy store, and they can help calm the nerves of someone suffering from anxiety. Many people wouldn’t be able to get out and mingle socially if … Continue reading How Dogs Help You Cope With Mental Illness

5 Ways Owning a Dog Improves Your Mental Health

It is well known that dogs are the ultimate companions. They offer friendship and comfort to children and adults alike. But dogs can also have a positive impact on your mental health. Particularly for those with PTSD, dogs can provide emotional support and reduce loneliness. Here are five ways that owning a dog can improve … Continue reading 5 Ways Owning a Dog Improves Your Mental Health