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This Week in Review: Recall Alert, Thanksgiving Safety, Training Tips, & The Latest Dog News

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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 curated in one easy-to-read article!

Ask the Trainer: Teaching Your Dog to Take Treats Gently

snapfortreat“Is there a way to train my dog not to snap at your fingers when you give a treat?  I basically have to throw treats at his mouth and pull my hand back as quickly as I can to avoid getting bitten.” Certified dog trainer, Steve Reid offers advice for a common issue among dog parents: when dogs snap and bite for their treats. …Continue Reading

 

Dog Missing for 9 Years Finally Goes Back Home

Photo KPNX 12News

Photo KPNX 12News

Nine years ago, little Brownie bolted out the front door and disappeared. The Baca family searched day and night for many years. They checked shelters, called veterinarians, and posted flyers throughout the neighborhood and surrounding areas. But no one called for 9 long years. That was until last week when Brownie, now a senior, blind, and in poor health, wandered into a tattoo parlor just 5 miles from the Baca home. …Continue Reading

 

My Dogs Have Issues, But I’m Not a Terrible Owner

bad-dog-roadI’ve spent hundreds of dollars, countless hours and most of my sanity attempting to train my pooches to be “good dogs.” It hasn’t worked. I am aware of the stares when my 40-pound whippet mix Rosie lunges and barks. I can feel the judgment in the air. And it really bothers me. …Continue Reading

 

Make it a Feast Fit for Fido With These Thanksgiving Recipes for Dogs!

turkey-medallionsThanksgiving is about so much more than a massive turkey dinner – it’s a time to gather with family and friends (two and four-legged alike!) and focus on the good things in life. In an effort to include furry family members in the feast-ivities without putting them in danger of gastrointestinal upset or even pancreatitis, we’ve put together a collection of Thanksgiving-themed recipes especially for dogs! …Continue Reading

 

8 (Somewhat Surprising!) Thanksgiving Day Foods That Can Kill Your Dog

thanksgivingIf your family and friends includes the four-legged variety, make sure the only foods they eat this Thanksgiving are healthy and safe. Lurking within that pumpkin pie is a deadly danger for your dog. Use our handy-dandy infographic as a reminder for yourself and your houseguests on what’s safe (and what’s not!) for your dog to eat. …Continue Reading

 

QUIZ: Which Cartoon Canine Are You?

screenshot-2016-11-15-at-3-14-20-pmWhich fictional Fido best matches your personality? Take this fast, fun, and super scientific quiz to find out! …Continue Reading

 

 

 

RECALL ALERT: Spot On Flea & Tick Drops for Dogs and Cats

screenshot-2016-11-16-at-10-44-06-amA recall has been issued after flea and tick treatments for dogs – containing permethrin – were distributed in packaging labelled as flea drops for cats. Even slight exposure to permethrin can be fatal to cats. …Continue Reading

 

 

Hundreds Join Beloved Dog on His Final Walk on the Beach

Image via Mark Woods.

Image via Mark Woods.

Last week, Mark Woods of Cornwall, England, shared a heartbreaking post on Facebook. On Saturday, his beloved Whippet, Walnut would be put to rest. But, before Walnut’s final sleep, Woods asked dog lovers to join him one last time in celebration of his best friend’s life as they walked along the dog’s favorite beach. …Continue Reading

 

 

A Letter From an Aging Dog

olddogWhen I was young, I was beautiful. I used to get looks from everyone around. They called me a “handsome dog.” They said I had a “great physique” and that I was in my prime. I could hike with you for hours and then come home and play some more. It’s been a few years since then. I’ve seen the seasons come and go. I’ve walked hundreds of miles with you, my owner, the center of my world. …Continue Reading

 

Caught on Tape: Wild Polar Bear Gently Pets, Cuddles Sled Dog

screenshot-2016-11-18-at-9-56-39-amWhen David de Muelles, a guide for Northstar Tours, led a group of tourists through Manitoba, Canada, he spotted a polar bear near a famous Eskimo dog sanctuary in the area and stopped the bus to get a better look. That’s when he noticed the polar bear wasn’t alone – and the extraordinary moment was all caught on tape! …Continue Reading

 

Man Offers His Truck as Reward for Return of Missing Dog

screenshot-2016-11-18-at-10-35-37-amMany of us would give anything for our dogs, and one Florida man is no exception. James O’Sicky posted to the Facebook buy-and-sell group ‘Swip Swap Jacksonville’ on Thursday morning, desperate to find his missing dog, Buddy Boy. In exchange for Buddy Boy’s return, he’s willing to give up just about anything, including his only form of transportation, a GMC pickup. …Continue Reading

 

Before You Choose a Dog Day Care, Read This!

brianna-and-luz-group-sit-play-as6j1432As the holidays approach, thousands of American families are considering adopting a puppy. It’s an exciting time, and parents are eagerly awaiting their children’s squeals of delight when they first see the wriggly balls of canine cuteness and energy. But soon, the kids  are back in school and parents are back at work, and the new puppies are left on their own at home, where they become bored, lonely, and perhaps destructive. …Continue Reading

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