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We’re committed to helping everyone gain knowledge about dogs. Here, you’ll find resources for everything that’s dog-related, from feeding to grooming to playtime.

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Dog Breeds

dog breeds

Understand more about different dog breeds, what their personalities are like, and what makes them unique.

Training

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Train your dog to be the best version of itself—and teach them a few new tricks while you’re at it!

Lifestyle

dog lifestyle

Life with a dog can be a challenge—with lots of rewards! Discover how to make the most of living with a dog.

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We aim to educate current and future dog owners so they can give their pups the best life possible—while living it alongside them.

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Lifestyle

Why Does My Dog Keep Barking or Running around in Circles?

Many of us have wondered now and again “Why does my dog keep barking or running around in circles?” Although a dog running around in circles and chasing his tail may look funny, the cause can actually be very serious. Just like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in humans, dogs can be diagnosed with an emotional disorder…

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Emotional Support Animals

Pettable vs US Service Animals: Online ESA Letter Services Review

In this day and age, emotional support animals have become more important than ever. When you have an emotional support animal, you not only have a companion for life, but you never have to worry about being separated from your furry friend. Unlike standard animal companions, ESAs are granted privileges under the Fair Housing Act…

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Emotional Support Animals

Pettable vs. CertaPet: Online ESA Letter Services Review

For many individuals with a mental or emotional disability, an emotional support animal (ESA) can be life-changing. Emotional support animals can provide affection, comfort, and companionship for individuals who suffer from illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. To legally acquire and own an emotional support dog, handlers only need to obtain one…

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Breeds

Why Is There So Much More Variation among Dogs Breeds than Cat Breeds?

The American Kennel Club recognizes 190 dog breeds, but there are only 42 recognized cat breeds in the United States, according to the Cat Fanciers’ Association. And while dogs come in all shapes and sizes, cats are, essentially, cats. The reason for this disparity? Over thousands of years, dogs have been selectively bred to produce…

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Lifestyle

Why Do Prairie Dogs Kiss and Cuddle?

The black-tailed prairie dogs at the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis, Missouri, have no problem with public displays of affection. In fact, the larger the crowd gathered around their enclosure, the less inhibited they get — kissing, cuddling, and touching like love-crazy teenagers. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis documenting the behavior of…