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Happiness Boosters

8 Proven Happiness Boosters

Category: Inspire
#1 Get out in nature with your dog. Spending just five minutes in nature can quickly improve your mood—even if it’s just five minutes spent sitting in an urban park, researchers from the University of Regina found after conducting two studies. more
Pet Talk: Protect Your Pets From Coyotes And Other Wild Animals

Pet Talk: Protect Your Pets From Coyotes And Other Wild Animals

Category: Health
Although most wild animals mind their business and don’t bother humans, some wild animals, such as coyotes, can wander into human environments and cause harm to pets.  more
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Here's How You And Your Dog Should Celebrate France's National Holiday

Category: Dog Life
It's Bastille day (le quatorze juillet or la fête nationale if you're feeling French and fancy)! You don't have to be a Poodle to celebrate this French national holiday. We'd all love to hop a plane and picnic at the Eiffel Tower, but if your celebrations are keeping you a little more local, here's a couple of adorably French themed books! Amusez-vous! more
10 Socialization & Training Games

10 Socialization & Training Games you Should Play with your Puppy

Category: Dog Training
Puppies are sponges. They absorb many life lessons during the critical socialization period that lasts until about 20 weeks old. During this important period, puppies are making opinions they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. As a puppy parent, it’s up to you to make sure they’re learning the right lessons to ensure they grow up to be confident, social, friendly companions. This doesn’t have to be drudgework! Here are 10 games to play with your puppy that will help set him on the right path for life.   more
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Read Cathy Mayride's Heartfelt Goodbye To Her Beloved Dog

Category: Inspire
Some months ago, I wrote a story for Modern Dog about my little dog, her early days, and her transition to old age. She survived illnesses and bounced back many times, amazing and mystifying me, and dazzling her little world with her resolve to stick around. She was entering her 18th year on Earth and people found it extraordinary that this old girl was still here, in spite of a few “touch and go” situations.  But she endured, and every day when the sun rose, she did too. more

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Meet: Dexter