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5 Quick Ways to Train Your Dog in 3 Minutes a Day

Are you wondering how you can train your dog when you have don’t have the time? There are many dog training techniques and it’s easy to say “I don’t have time to train my dog”. And I

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7 Easy Tips to Protect Your Dogs Paws in Winter

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Dog Are your dog’s paws dry and cracked? Can dogs paws freeze in snow? YES, they can! How do you protect your dog’s paws in the winter? This week in Wisconsin

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11 Fun Enrichment Games to Play with Your Dog Inside

With the short days of winter and rainy spring, you and your dog can quickly get cabin fever! Here in the Midwest, we get super cold temps that keep us from taking our daily long walks so I am always looking

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What’s the Difference Between a Dog Rescue and Humane Society or Shelter

Rescue Adoption vs. Humane Society vs. Shelter If you’re ready to adopt a dog, you may be searching on an animal rescue site such as PetFinder or maybe planning on heading to your local humane society.

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50 Best Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Your Dog

​Our dogs are a big part of our family and we love spoiling them every year with a Christmas stocking full of goodies. ​Each dog has their own stocking, and when we have a foster dog with us, they

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Avoid These 13 Scary Winter Dangers for Your Dog

Winter can be amazing… snowmen, sledding, hot cocoa… and your dog may love to play in the snow too! But be aware of these 13 scary winter dangers that can be deadly for your dog. These dangers

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9 Reasons to Adopt a Mutt vs. a Pure Breed Dog

If you need a reason to Adopt a Mutt, here are 9 of them: When you adopt a mutt, you are saving a dog’s life. Shelters are full of mixed breed dogs that need a home. Mutts are always unique and

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The Best Way to Surprise Someone with a Puppy for Christmas

Creative Ways to Surprise Someone with a Puppy for Christmas Are you thinking of surprising someone close to you with a puppy for Christmas? We’ve all seen the videos or TV commercials where someone

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5 Proven Home Remedies for Your Dog with Diarrhea

Diarrhea for Dog Home Remedies No one likes diarrhea, people and dogs alike. Diarrhea is a sign that something isn’t right inside your dogs gut. Your dog may have diarrhea and act fine. There are so

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25 Unique Dog Lover Gifts Under $25

​If you have a dog loving human on your Christmas list, then you are in the right place... or even if you are the dog loving human, this is a great list to buy for yourself! Everything on this list

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Top 11 Reasons Why Adopting a Senior Dog is the Perfect Choice

Did you know, November Is National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month? Senior dogs are often overlooked at the shelter and rescues, well, simply because they are “old”. But I’m here to tell you adopting a

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The First 7 Days – Bringing Your Adopted Dog Home

Bringing home your newly adopted rescue dog is super exciting. You are starting a new life journey with your dog, he is now forever part of your family! The first few days and even weeks can be confusing

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5 Must-Have Tools for Walking Your Dog at Night

Walking Your Dog at Night Don’t take your dog for a walk tonight without reading what you need to stay safe when walking your dog in the dark. Staying safe while walking our dogs is a top priority

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Your Ultimate Guide to Dogs and Pumpkin – Can My Dog Eat Pumpkin?

Can My Dog Eat Pumpkin? Pumpkins are everywhere in the fall… but are they safe for your dog? If your dog is anything like ours, as soon as food drops on the floor, they come and gobble it right up. So,

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5 Rules of Walking your Dog Etiquette

Dog Walking Rules Walking your dog every day is such an important part of being a good dog owner. It not only gives you and your dog much needed physical exercise, but also great mental exercise. Check

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Top 360+ Best Dog Names for Your Rescue Dog

Good Dog Names for Your Rescue Dog One of the questions I get asked with every foster dog that is adopted from us is, “Can I change his/her name?” When we have a foster dog for even a couple

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How to Find the Perfect Dog Trainer

How to Find the Perfect Dog Trainer that is Right for You and Your Dog If you just adopted a puppy or dog, it’s a great idea to take him to a training class. But how do you find a good dog trainer? Hint:

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Product Review: Seek-A-Treat Shuffle Bone Dog IQ Puzzle

Interactive Dog Puzzle If you’re looking for ways to play and interact with your dog, you may have seen these dog puzzle toys. We bought this Seek-A-Treat Shuffle Bone puzzle by Spot for my 10-year old

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Martini – Aussie/Doxen Mix

Foster Dog Tail about Martini As a volunteer for Fetch WI, I get the opportunity to offer to dog sit for foster dogs that need a place to land for a few days while their foster family is away. So when

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5 Simple Ways to Stop Your Dog’s Pee from Killing Your Grass

Is your dogs pee killing your grass? Is your once lush, green backyard spotted with yellow dead spots? We’ve been struggling with this for the last several years in our backyard. I’ve tried re-seeding

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How and Why Crate Train Your Dog in 3 Easy Steps

Why Should I Crate Train My Dog or Puppy? When bringing home a new dog, whether it is a puppy or an adult dog, the crate can create a safe place for him during the transition to his new home. Crate training

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The BEST Frisbee My Dog Has Ever Owned!

I am in Love with our Nerf Dog Frisbee! I am so excited to share this Frisbee with everyone. We picked this Frisbee up at Walmart one day, and never thought it would last as long as it has. All other Frisbee’s

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How Do I Get My Dog to Stop Jumping

Does this sound familiar? The doorbell rings, your dog barks, you open the door to let your friend inside and your dog proceeds to greet your friend by jumping up on them? How embarrassing! You are

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Product Review: The Pet Convincer II

Why use the Pet Convincer If you have a stubborn dog that refuses to listen when you try to correct a bad behavior, then you should consider the Pet Convincer. The Pet Convincer is a small hand-held air

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Use this Checklist to Relieve All Anxiety About Leaving Your Dog While on Vacation

Wondering what to do with your dog while on vacation? As much as I like to take our dogs with us everywhere we go, sometimes it’s just not possible. So as responsible dog owners, we need to decide who

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Why You Should Adopt a Dog from a Foster-Based Rescue

Until becoming involved in fostering dogs, I really didn’t consider the difference between adopting a dog from a humane society or shelter vs. adopting a dog that is in foster care. I just figured

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Why is My Dog Aggressive with Food – Resource Guarding?

Dogs and Resource Guarding Dogs that are aggressive when it comes to their food, is also called Resource Guarding. Resource guarding in dogs is a topic that hits close to home for me. When we took in our

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6 Essential Tips when Traveling with Your Dogs

How to Travel Stress-Free with Your Dog I don’t know about you, but I love taking our dogs with us any time it’s possible. We take the dogs with when we travel for holidays, go camping, or plan to

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How Do I Get My Puppy to Stop Nipping or Biting Me?

Every person that adopts a puppy will ask this question… how do I get my puppy to stop biting me? It’s important to understand that nipping is a natural behavior for a puppy. Puppy Nipping or Biting

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5 Reasons Why Your Dog is Digging and How to Stop It

How to Stop My Dog from Digging Wondering how to stop your dog from digging up your yard? Have you ever let your dog outside to go potty and get some fresh air, and you go back inside to get some stuff

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My Dog is Afraid of Fireworks… 9 Safety Tips and Calming Tricks

Is your dog afraid of fireworks? Imagine you hear loud explosion sounds nearby, but you have no idea where they’re coming from. You run outside, check to see if something exploded, but nothing. And

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Can my dog eat that?

Most of us are guilty of giving our dogs a taste of our dinner or sneaking them a little side treat from our snack, but is it really safe to feed our dogs table scraps? Short answer, yes and no. Some

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How Often Should I Walk My Dog and Why?

Facts About Walking Your Dog Daily walks with your dog will not only strengthen your bond together but also gives you and the dog necessary physical and mental exercise. Playing in your backyard with your

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Bringing Home a Rescue Dog and the 3-3-3 Rule

Congratulations, you finally found the puppy or dog you want to adopt! I am super excited for you and I bet you can’t wait to bring your dog home from the shelter! But before you do, there are 4 things

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Rescue Dog Separation Anxiety Solutions

Rescue Dog Separation Anxiety Help You come home to find that your dog has escaped his crate and destroyed the couch. Or pacing and drooling in his crate so bad it’s flooded with saliva. And

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Foster Dog Tail – Prada the Hound Mix

We picked Prada up on February 12, 2017. She made the road trip all the way from Tennessee with a few other puppies, thanks to all the volunteer drivers that took the time to save this group of dogs. Prada

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Life-Changing Dog Training – The Place Command

My dogs go crazy when the doorbell rings, whether it be one of my kid’s friends or the UPS man. Can you relate? Screaming and yelling at the dogs to be quiet and go lay down… all while we “welcome”

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What Does It Mean to Be a Pack Leader for Your Dog?

Your Pack is Your Family I believe there are some misconceptions around the pack leader phrase. Being your dog’s pack leader is NOT about dominating or being cruel to your dog. I would never endorse

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Our Foster Dog Tail about Suzie, a Golden Shepherd Mix

It always peaks my interest on how shelters and rescues come up with the breed of a dog! Suzie was labeled a Golden Retriever and German Shepherd Mix… but she was small at only 30 lbs when we picked

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Our Adoption Tail about Bear the Yellow Lab

Okay, so Bear is not a foster tail, but an adoption story 🙂 Even though not a foster dog, he’s still a big part of our story. It took a few months after losing our resident dog, JJ, to an inoperable

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Foster Dog Tail about Mocha, the Chocolate Lab

Mocha was a total sweetheart of a dog. She came from Tennessee, like many of the other dogs we have fostered. We had Mocha for about a month. She was very timid and unsure of herself, but with the help

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Foster Dog Tail that Turned Into an Adoption Tail

Ginger – the German Shepherd Mutt Ever since my daughter was 2 or 3 years old she wanted a dog of her own. It’s part of why we started fostering. Even though we already had a rottie/lab mix,

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Foster Dog Tail about Georgia the Mutt

Georgia was our foster dog for a very short 3 weeks before getting adopted. She was about 1 year old and came from Tennessee to Fetch WI. We had her for such a short time, we had to have her spayed and

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Our Foster Dog Tail about Lab Mix Puppies

As a foster home for a local rescue, we see a lot of dogs that need foster homes. Our first foster dog, Silla was a 10-year-old black lab. We had her for almost 5 months, so I think I was ready for a puppy

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Silla – the Black Lab

Silla was our first foster dog. She was 10 years old when her owner decided to surrender her to Fetch. She apparently was not getting along with the newly adopted herding dog and the owner decided it was

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