Category Archives: Tips and tricks

How to Get a Dog to Stop Begging

My dog has always been what I’d call “food-motivated,” but age and a kid have kicked it up a notch, to say the least. Whereas she used to linger casually, but hopefully, while we were eating, she’s recently taken to straight-up whining and even howling at us from beside the table. We haven’t ever been…
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A Dog’s Guide to Thanksgiving Foods

In one of our monthly newsletters last year, we shared what Thanksgiving foods dogs can eat, as well as those they shouldn’t. Our readers let us know how valuable the information was, so we decided to post it right here on the blog, too. Only this time, we’re running down the whole list of our…
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Minding Your Dog’s Sensitive Nose

Did you know that a dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute than a human’s? As this article so fascinatingly puts it, for an analogy, that would mean where we could see up to a third of a mile away, a dog could see something 3,000 miles away just as well.…
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5 Quick Tips for Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth

Upon returning home from a recent trip to the (human) dentist—surprise! I should floss more—Joy greeted me with her standard bark, jump, and slobbery kiss. Having my own fresh breath greeted by her less-than-fresh breath made me think back to the last time I brushed her teeth. And, I hate to admit, I had to…
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