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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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The Healing Power of Music for Pets: Part One

We already know that music has a positive effect on our daily lives. It's one of the best ways to reduce stress, increase relaxation, and even help us get better sleep and feel more alert throughout the day. Studies show that classical music is perfect for this, but other professionals also seem to deal with … Continue reading The Healing Power of Music for Pets: Part One

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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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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

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!