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Puppy Obedience 101

By Mike Shafer

Have you ever wished your dog would be more obedient? Or that he would just do some of the basics that other dogs can do? Well, with a little guidance and some consistency, you can have Fido honor-roll-ready!

How Well Do You Know Your Dog?

By Justin Young

We often rely on our dog's body, ears, and tail to interpret how he's feeling. But a smile or wagging tail does not always mean your dog's happy. Knowing how your dog communicates will keep you and your family safe and lower your dog’s stress.

Black Cat Syndrome: Fact or Myth?

By Stacy Hackett

Do black cats and dogs get passed over at animal shelters in favor of their more colorful counterparts? It's a theory based on anecdotal evidence, a phenomenon vouched for by veteran shelter staff, and the impetus for special "black cat" and "black dog" adoption events. But is it true?

Your Puppy’s Age Matters

By Caryl Wolff

Puppies go through developmental stages just like children do. When your puppy is 6 months old, that's the equivalent of 12 years in a human life. Because of their rapid developmental periods, you can go to bed with one puppy and wake up the next morning with an entirely different puppy. What does your puppy learn how to do at each stage?

Puppy Socialization for Breeders

By Caryl Wolff

The single most important factor in choosing a puppy is choosing a breeder or rescue that has interacted with the puppies and begun the socialization process.

Service Dog FAQs

By Roslyn McKenna

Service dogs aren't just for the blind. Learn about service dogs and how difficult it is to train or receive a service dog.

Your Dog’s DNA

By Audrey Pavia

It's hard to find a dog owner who doesn't wonder what breeds lurk in his dog's background. I decided to take the plunge and see what they had to say about my dog Candy.