• 5 Basic Tricks to Teach your Newly Adopted Dog

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    5 Basic Tricks to Teach your Newly Adopted Dog

    When you first adopt a dog and bring them home, they’re entering into a whole new world with you. Even if they’ve had previous homes before they came to you, their life with you isn’t just a new chapter - it’s a whole new beginning! Some pups may already have strong personality traits and ticks and, if you’re lucky, they may already know some basic commands and training as well. It’s important to spend those first few months really getting to know your new family member, and getting them acclimated to your life and routine. Even if they’re super well...

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  • Kibble, Dog Food, Animal Feed - The FDA Finally Cracks Down

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    Kibble, Dog Food, Animal Feed - The FDA Finally Cracks Down

    After the biggest pet food recall in history, the FDA has finally wised up to contaminated kibble dog food -but are they doing enough? Read on to decide. The FDA Wises Up to Bad Pet Food Six years later, the FDA has finally gotten the memo on contaminated, processed kibble dog food and other treats for pets. If you haven’t felt a reason to switch to natural dog food, like the kind we whip up at The Dog Bakery, this New York Times article on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s slow move to regulate food for animals might finally...

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  • 36 questions to ask BEFORE choosing a new doggy day care, dog walker or dog sitter

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    36 questions to ask BEFORE choosing a new doggy day care, dog walker or dog sitter

      Modern pet parents are typically busy with jobs, school, and children and often rely on doggy day cares, pet lodging facilities, and/or professional dog walkers/pet sitters to help board and entertain furry family members when they can’t. Thinking about leaving your pup in the care of a dog sitter, day care or dog walker? Here's a checklist of 36 questions to ask before making reservations. Print out this list and take it with you when you interview your prospective service provider. -Are the boarding and play areas clean and free of any overwhelming, lingering odors? -Are there separate facilities for dogs and cats?...

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  • Kibble is a Great Source of Nutrition for Puppies

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    Kibble is a Great Source of Nutrition for Puppies

      Make Your Own Puppy Kibble Seriously, who doesn't love puppies? Cute, cuddly, often confused—it's hard not to be obsessed. The best thing you can do for your little pup is to care for and nurture them, all while implementing good eating habits to ensure a long, happy, and healthy life. In addition to proper grooming and training, you'll want to start your pup off with a healthy eating regimen. This entails choosing the perfect kibble to fit your pet's specific needs. In order to make informed decisions affecting the digestive health of your little furry loved one, you'll need...

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  • Training Dogs to Act Properly Around Kids

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    Training Dogs to Act Properly Around Kids

    Featured Image by Dogs by Lori If you’ve got a dog at home - or more than one! - and have a baby on the way, you’re likely beginning to think about how your pup will react to having a new, tiny human added to the dynamic at home. It’s a fair and valid concern, as this new addition will greatly impact not only your own life but thusly the life of your pets! Or maybe you’ve already got young children at home and are recently beginning to think about ways to train your pet to better interact with your...

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