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The Best Dog Products List *Updated 2021*

Shop My Dog House As a volunteer foster dog home, I get asked all the time about which products I recommend for their dog. From what food we feed our dogs to what do I use to clean our dogs’

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Why Do Family Dogs Bite Kids?

Family Dogs that Bite Kids It saddens me more than anything when I see stories on social media telling a story about a young child that has been bitten by the family dog. I am sad for the child, the family,

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Living with a Resource Guarding Dog

Resource Guarding or Aggression in Dogs First, let’s cover some major facts about resource guarding and food aggression. Guarding food is a natural instinct for dogs. Resource Guarding in dogs does not

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How to Choose the Best Dog Leash

The Best Dog Leash for Walking a Pulling Dog Buying the best dog leash for walking your dog is an investment. There are many types to choose from, including the leather leash, nylon leash, retractable

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Easy and Natural Home Remedies for Kennel Cough

Is your dog coughing, hacking or maybe even sounds like he’s going to vomit? Has your dog been exposed to other dogs at a dog park, doggie daycare or boarding? Your dog may have kennel cough. Now, don’t

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The Kennel Cough FAQ and the Truth About the Bordetella Vaccine

What is Kennel Cough? Kennel cough or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a respiratory infection caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus. Kennel cough most commonly occurs when

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Moving with Dogs – 7 Tips & Tricks

My Attempt at Moving Stress-Free with My Dogs Someone recently asked me if we were “chronic movers”. I never heard that term before, but I reluctantly answered yes. Six years is the longest we’ve

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WARNING! The Hidden Dangers of Flea and Tick Medications

Flea and ticks are pests I think we all can all agree we can do without, they’re creepy, crawly and they spread diseases. Unfortunately, ticks are part of our lives, and chances are you’ve seen a

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Natural Tick and Flea Prevention for Dogs

In recent years, I’ve been learning more and more about natural ways to keep my family and my dogs healthy. So I want to ask, have you ever wondered are flea and tick medication safe for my dog?

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The Journey of Rescue Dogs 101

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by BlogPaws. Rescue Dogs 101 only shares information I feel is relevant to our readers. BlogPaws is not responsible for the content of this article. Fostering Changes

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How To Adopt A Rescue Dog – Your Step-by-Step Guide

Do you want to adopt a rescue dog but worried about finding one that is the right match for your family? Worried about the dog being good with kids? The right energy level to match your lifestyle? Will

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53 Questions You MUST Ask a Rescue BEFORE Adopting a Dog

Questions to Ask When Adopting a Dog It can be scary adopting a dog and not know anything about his background, right? Where did he come from, is he healthy, does he have any behavior problems? Whether

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Taylor – Shiba Inu Mix

Foster Dog Tail about Taylor It’s unfortunate, but occasionally a foster dog will come to us sick. And Taylor was one sick little pup. After just a few days of Taylor being in our home, I began to

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Is Your Dog Bored with Her Toys?

Stop Buying New Dog Toys! I know, it’s so much fun walking through the pet store and picking out all the fun squeaky dog toys… but they can cost you a fortune, $10 here, $30 there, $60 for dog food…

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New Puppy Owner Guide & Tips

First-time dog owner requires some careful planning, but it is one of the most rewarding experiences you will have in your life. There is so much puppy information for new owners, it can get overwhelming.

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Puppy Proofing Checklist

Are you ready to bring your puppy home? Have you puppy proofed your house yet? Just like if you were bringing home a new baby, your house needs to be safe for your new puppy. Oh yeah, puppies are cute

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My Dog Has Worms

Did you ever wonder why each year when you take your dog to the vet for her checkup, you are asked to bring in a stool sample? Yup, you guessed it, they are checking for parasites aka worms in your dog’s

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What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and Your Dog

My Dog Has Lyme Disease, Now What? I am saddened to announce our foster dog, Taylor was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease and three types of worms! The poor pup is only 6 months old and just went in

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What’s the Difference Between Spayed and Neutered?

The Difference in a Spay and Neuter is spay refers to a female dog being fixed and neuter is referring to a male dog being fixed. A female dog is spayed, removing the uterus, fallopian tubes, and both

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3 Big Clues to How Old is My Dog?

How Can I Tell the Age of My Adopted Dog? The first question most people ask about your dog is what breed he is. The second question is how old is he? But when adopting a dog, we don’t always know the

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Maggie – Lab Mix

Foster Dog Tail about Maggie Our first foster dog of 2018 is Maggie, she’s a super sweet dog. She was first fostered last winter and adopted in December, but the adopter returned her for being too

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My Dog Ate Chocolate Will He Die?

My dog ate chocolate, what should I do? We all know chocolate can be toxic to dogs. But the question is, how much chocolate will make a dog sick? What are the symptoms to watch for if your dog ate chocolate? I’m

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Top 17 Reasons You Should Adopt a Dog

If you are looking for a reason why you should adopt a dog, I have 17 of them listed here. But honestly, I think there are hundreds of reasons adopting a rescue dog is the right thing to do. And there

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The Best Way to Introduce a Second Dog Into Your Pack

So you’re thinking about adopting a second dog? Do you have a vision that both dogs will be best friends, play and run around the backyard together, then snuggle on the dog bed together at the end of

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What are the First Things I Need to Teach My New Puppy?

Are you wondering when or how to start training your puppy? The short answer is right NOW! The following puppy training basics will help you and your puppy start learning today! It’s never too

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The Best Fiction Books with Dogs for Dog Lovers of All Ages

If you love to read and love dogs, then here is a list of the best dog books for all ages. Whats better than reading a book about a dog that becomes the hero or follow the adventures of funny dogs getting

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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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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

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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 playing in the snow with your dog! But there are scary dangers that can be hiding in plain site and 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

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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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10 Tips & Tools for Walking at Night with Your Dog

Before you head out the door to take your dog for a walk, read what you should be doing to stay safe when walking in the dark. Staying safe while walking our dogs is a top priority for me, especially

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360+ Best Dog Name Ideas for Your Rescue Dog

Teaching a dog his name is the same as teaching him a new command. In fact, calling his name should be a command for him to look at you. Keep reading below to learn the best way to teach a rescue dog

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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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Will my dog be OK when I go 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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