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Week in Review: Cops Run Down Stray Dogs, Hot Cars & State Laws, Hero Dog Saves Friend & More!

Catch up on all the dog news, stories, training, and lifestyle tips, tricks and advice you might have missed in this dog news week in review!

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From inspiring stories, breaking news, advice for dog moms and dads, and tips for training your furriest family members, a lot happens in a week! Here are the top dog stories from this past week, all in one easy-to-read article!

Doggy Paddling: Tips for Taking Your Dog on a Canoe, Kayak, or SUP

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Getting out on the water in a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard (SUP) is an amazing way to experience the beauty of nature. Wouldn’t it be great if you could share that experience with your furry best friend?…Continue reading

Protecting Dogs in Hot Cars: What is YOUR State’s Law?

Although animal cruelty, neglect, endangerment, and abuse in a variety of forms are illegal in all 50 states in varying degrees that can earn the offender a simple citation all the way up to a felony charge, only 28 of those states have laws on the books specifically prohibit leaving an animal locked inside a hot car.…Continue reading

SPECIAL ALERT: Common Allergy Medications that are Poisoning Our Pets

To ease our dogs’ discomfort and allergy symptoms, many veterinarians are recommending, even prescribing, certain human over-the-counter antihistimines as a safe, effective treatment for our dog’s itch and redness. However, many pet parents are making a grave mistake when purchasing these medications.…Continue reading

Rescued From a Burn Pit, Soldier Fights to Bring Dog Home With Him

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May is National Military Appreciation Month, making it a great time to do something for those who help protect the nation. There’s one soldier stationed in Afghanistan who is looking for some help this month, as he strives to bring Mimi, his beloved dog, home to the U.S. with him.…Continue reading

3 Ways to Keep Your Dog Mentally Sharp

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In addition to helping wear off some of your dog’s seemingly endless energy, games and exercises that cause your dog to think, focus, and problem solve are excellent for stamping out boredom, building confidence, and keeping your pup mentally sharp!…Continue reading

Dog Reunites with Family Four Years After Running Away from Home

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A Michigan family is finally together again – four long years after their, then 8-year old, dog ran away from home and vanished.…Continue reading

Landscaping to Prevent Ticks from Entering Your Yard

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Nearly every pet parent, at some point in their dog’s life, will encounter one… the dreaded tick. Known to carry a variety of diseases, from Lyme disease to ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and more, these parasites can live anywhere – the dog park, your favorite hiking trail, and yes, even in your own backyard.…Continue reading

Delaware Cops Run Down Pair of Stray Dogs with Police Cruiser

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After at least 15 Delaware police and animal control officers spent 90-minutes trying to capture a pair of loose stray dogs at a busy Newark intersection, officers resorted to lethal force, running over the dogs with police cruisers. One dog escaped, injured, while the second was shot and killed after being struck by the vehicle.…Continue reading

When it Comes to Dating, Your Dog’s Opinion Matters Most!

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Forget your parents or friend’s opinion of your potential significant other, a whopping 80% of pet parents say their dog’s reaction to a new love interest influences their feelings towards them, according to a “Dating with Dogs” survey.…Continue reading

Florida Deputies Smash Window to Save Puppy from Hot Car

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Two Florida deputies came to the rescue, smashing a window to rescue a tiny puppy trapped inside a sweltering hot parked car.…Continue reading

WATCH: Hero Dog Saves His Best Friend from Drowning in the Pool

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A family’s surveillance camera captured amazing footage after one of their two dogs fell into the backyard pool and the other heroically saved him.…Continue reading

Infographic: What Happens When You Don’t Pick Up Your Dog’s Poop?

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, dog poop is as toxic to the environment as chemical and oil spills. Still many pet parents think leaving their dog’s duty behind is harmless.…Continue reading

3 Ways to Avoid Ruining Your Dog

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During every interaction, whether playing, training, or just hanging out with our furry friends, our dogs are learning. It’s important to make those moments count by avoiding simple, common mistakes that can potentially ruin your dog’s confidence, health, or happiness.…Continue reading

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