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Why You Should Foster a Dog Now!

Category: Inspire
Social distancing got you down? What better way to pass the time while in quarantine than by helping an animal in need and bringing some positivity into these unsettling days? Wondering how to foster a dog and help shelters struggling to maintain services during the COVID-19 pandemic? A new app makes it easy! more
Does your Dog Need a Dental?

Does your Dog Need a Dental?

Category: Health
You wouldn’t wait years for a dental exam and teeth cleaning, and neither should your dog. Because the concept of regular dental checkups is relatively new, many of us don’t understand that our pup’s oral health problems are the same as ours. They too can suffer from gum disease and tooth loss, and, if left unchecked, it can lead to more serious problems such as organ damage, heart disease, and other health issues. You may think to yourself, but wild dogs don’t brush their teeth and visit the dentist! more
Don't Choke Me

Don't Choke Me!

Category: Dog Life
Picture this scenario. You're crossing the street and ahead of you is a man walking his dog. His dog has on a prong collar—a metal collar with fanglike protrusions encircling the neck—and he's straining on his leash. The owner gives a tug and the fangs tighten around the dog's neck, choking him and stopping him short. Once he recovers his breath, he resumes dashing forward. Frustrated, the owner jerks the leash again. The same process plays out over and over, with the dog no more aware of what his owner truly wants from him.   more
Free Days With George

How One Man Entered The Unfamiliar World Of Dog Adoption—And How It Saved His Life

Category: Inspire
Entering middle age, I was fortunate and happy that my life, by most people’s account, seemed “normal.” I was healthy, worked hard to build a good career, had a nice circle of friends and, most of all, was in love with my “best friend” who was also my wife. I really couldn’t ask for more. So when I came home from a business trip to find out my wife had left, I was shocked and devastated. I felt hopeless and abandoned and had no idea that my way back to happiness was going to be shared and accelerated by another living soul in the same predicament. more
Smart

Is Your Disobedient, “Untrainable” Dog Actually A Super-Smart Evil Genius?

Category: Dog Training
When Dr. Sophia Yin, a pioneer in force-free positive-reward-based training, passed away in 2014, the world lost a tremendous advocate for the humane treatment of animals. Her legacy lives on, however, not only in training, behaviour, and veterinary communities, but through the many lives she touched by helping people better understand animal behaviour. A core group of her dedicated employees stayed on after her passing to manage the company and continue her work, and it remains an invaluable resource. more

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Dog of the Week!

Meet: Sky