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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?

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6 Ways to Help Your Dog with Anxiety

Many dogs suffer from anxiety and overarousal issues.  In my holistic practice, I have a specific interest in assisting them. I encounter a lot of dogs who are locked in an overarousal condition. Most of the time, their sympathetic nervous system is overactive. These dogs have become accustomed to being aroused. As a result, they have a … Continue reading 6 Ways to Help Your Dog with Anxiety

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Puppy Care

How To Take Care Of A Puppy Congratulations on your new furry friend! This is an exciting and important time in your puppy’s life. In order to ensure your puppy becomes a happy healthy long lived member of the family, we’ve complied the following information to help you get off to the right start. Bringing … Continue reading Puppy Care

50 Unique Dog Names for Your Pup

do better than Spot, Rover, or Fluffy when you're naming your dog Be the owner at the dog park who shouts out for your dog with a cool, great, and uncommon dog name. Your dog is a family member, a best friend, and a trusted sidekick. Choose a name that reflects your dog's heart and … Continue reading 50 Unique Dog Names for Your Pup

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10 Best Dog Training Tips

Listen to Your Dog Learn to pay attention to your canine companion. Do not force your dog to say hello to another dog, animal, or person if he appears to be uncomfortable. He's expressing his dissatisfaction for a purpose, and you should respect that. Forcing the issue can often lead to more serious issues in … Continue reading 10 Best Dog Training Tips

25 Facts About Puppies

Everyone loves puppies, we know. It's scientifically proven that they're heart-meltingly cute. But there's more to the little fur babies than just those adorable puppy eyes. Here are 25 things everyone should know about these four-legged snuggle buddies. 1. THE WORD PUPPY HAS FRENCH ROOTS. Etymologists think the term puppy may come from poupeé, a … Continue reading 25 Facts About Puppies

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Puppy Training Stages: Ages and Stages in Your Pup’s Development

Never mind about puppy training stages — the picture-perfect puppy is all snuggles, wet kisses, and puppy breath, right? Sure! You’ve probably already realized that your “perfect” puppy also comes with nipping, barking, peeing on the carpet, and knocking over your neighbor’s toddler! That’s why it’s important to learn potential puppy training stages right away. … Continue reading Puppy Training Stages: Ages and Stages in Your Pup’s Development

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Dog DNA Test Reviews

There are many Dog DNA companies selling what they claim to be the best Dog DNA tests on the market, but Dog DNA Test Reviews believes there is actually only one small company that can live up to the hype (full details below). What’s Your Mutt DNA is a company based out of Ashville, North … Continue reading Dog DNA Test Reviews

The ‘Smartest’ Dog Breeds

There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. As the psychologist Stanley Coren wrote in the '90s, there's adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e., following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e., innate talent) — not to mention spatial intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and more. As the animal behaviorist Frans de Waal has … Continue reading The ‘Smartest’ Dog Breeds

76 Uncommon Dog Names for Your One-of-a-Kind Pet

There’s no doubt that your new dog has a special spot in your heart, but finding a name that is equally special can be tough—especially when you don’t want a name that sounds like every other dog at the park! If you’re looking for uncommon dog names that stand out from the pack, consider unique … Continue reading 76 Uncommon Dog Names for Your One-of-a-Kind Pet