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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!

Ask the Trainer When Can I Stop Using Treats in Training?

Stop Using Treats

Treats and food rewards are one of the most effective ways to motivate your dog during training. But, is there a point in training when you stop using treats? Trainer Steve Reid explains:…Continue reading

Finally! IKEA is Going to the Dogs with a New Line of Pet Products


Swedish superstore, IKEA is finally going to the dogs (and cats)! Those of us who have shopped the low-cost home goods store have often wondered why the pet-loving company didn’t stock products for our furriest family members. Well, finally, they will!…Continue reading

ICK! Your Dog’s Bed is One of the Top 10 Germiest Places in the Home

Dogs Bed

How often do you wash your dog’s bedding? New research has found that (in most households) the dog’s bed is one of the top 10 germiest places in the entire home!…Continue reading

Family Dog Leads Rescuers to 2-Year Old Boy Lost in Minnesota Cornfield


When a two-year-old boy wandered from his central Minnesota home, it was the family dog (and her puppy) that helped lead rescuers to a cornfield a quarter-mile away.…Continue reading

MUST READ: CANINES OF NEW YORK is a Celebration of Dogs in the Big City!

Canines Of New York

For people who love dogs and New York, this visual celebration of the vibrant dog community of New York City, CANINES OF NEW YORK collects more than 500 photographs taken by acclaimed Brooklyn-based photographer Heather Weston in every borough of the dog-loving big city.…Continue reading

Caitlyn the Dog’s Abuser Denied Parole, Must Serve Remainder of Sentence


The South Carolina man who plead guilty to animal cruelty in the 2015 abuse of Caitlyn the dog, was denied parole and ordered to serve the remainder of his sentence.…Continue reading

Tulsa Meter Reader Under Investigation After Beating 5-Pound Dog to Death

Meter Reader

A meter reader is under police investigation after the Tulsa city worker allegedly beat a resident’s 5-pound dog to death with a metal rod.…Continue reading

Fake Service Dogs are Becoming a Real Problem

Fake Service Dogs

While service dogs may come in all breeds, shapes, and sizes, providing assistance to those with disabilities ranging from vision impairment, to seizure disorders, diabetes, PTSD, and any number of things in between, an increase in the number of fake service dogs is creating real problems for legitimate teams.…Continue reading

Dog Groomer Arrested in Brutal Abuse, Death of Beloved Family Dog

Dog Groomer
Michelle Root, owner and groomer at Paw’sh Paws grooming salon in Cumming, Georgia.

A popular Georgia dog groomer was arrested and charged with felony animal abuse after brutally abusing and ultimately killing a beloved family dog who’d been dropped off to be groomed.…Continue reading

Dog Missing from Texas Found Over a Thousand Miles Away in Michigan

Dog Missing

A dog missing from his Houston, Texas home for more than 2 months was finally found – over a thousand miles from home in Midland, Michigan!…Continue reading

Animal Farm Foundation Calls BULL on “Pit Bull” Awareness Campaigns

Breed Specific Legislation

For years, October has been widely considered by dog lovers to be “Pit Bull” Awareness Month, but Animal Farm Foundation (AFF) is calling BULL on the status quo! In its latest campaign, #ItsBullAwareness, AFF is challenging advocates to put a stop to singling out dogs by using the “pit bull” label, instead pushing for a world in which all dogs are seen as individuals.…Continue reading

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