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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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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

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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

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

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Preparing Your Home for a Puppy

Adopting a puppy will go smoothly if you anticipate and prepare for the coming of that small bundle of joy and energy into your house. However your puppy finds his way into your heart and home, there are a few helpful guidelines that can make the transition easier on all of you. A puppy, like … Continue reading Preparing Your Home for a Puppy

Video: Tips for Potty Training Your Pup

One of many videos to be created by a Canine Companions Intern.