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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?

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How GPS Devices Can Help Find Lost Dogs

A GPS dog tracker attached to your pet's collar can reunite you if your furbaby does escape into the unknown. When a dog goes missing, it can be heartbreaking. But with GPS devices, lost pets may have more of a chance of being found than ever before. If you're undecided about choosing one of these … Continue reading How GPS Devices Can Help Find Lost Dogs

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5 Easily-Trainable Dog Breeds

A dog is the perfect addition to a complete family, and that is quite undeniable! And while this idea may primarily give you visions of good times in your head, there are also a lot of important things about pet ownership to consider, before getting a dog. Of course, we all want a kid-friendly, obedient, … Continue reading 5 Easily-Trainable Dog Breeds

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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

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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

12 Dog Behaviors & What They Mean

Your dog's behavior reveals a lot about his mood. And, though you may not be fluent in canine lingo (aside from understanding what it means when she salivates), you must learn to interpret dog behavior. Have you ever seen your dog licking a certain texture or circling the same area in front of you? There are … Continue reading 12 Dog Behaviors & What They Mean

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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!

Five Ways You Can Make Moving to a New Home Smoother for Your Dog

Our dogs are part of the family and, as such, need special consideration when we plan for a move. Just as we anticipate the number of bedrooms for each family member, we must think of our dog’s needs, too. Here are some ways you can make moving to a new home a breeze for everyone. … Continue reading Five Ways You Can Make Moving to a New Home Smoother for Your Dog

I’m a Man and My Dog is Afraid of Me… What Do I Do?

Your dog may be perfectly content and calm without any behavior problems around women and children, but when a man approaches (even if it's just one man he or she knows) she can become a completely different dog. Some dogs may try to hide from you (the man), cower or show submissive behavior, shake, or … Continue reading I’m a Man and My Dog is Afraid of Me… What Do I Do?