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There are few things more rewarding than conquering a hike with your dog. Whether it’s a short trek into nature or an overnight camping trip, bringing your furry companion along can be a memorable experience. To ensure that your hike with your dog is safe and enjoyable, there are some things that should be taken into consideration before you go. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you plan your next outdoor adventure: Research the Area Not all hiking trails allow dogs, and the trails that do allow them may not necessarily have dog-friendly terrain. By researching the...

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Just what is a tilted dog, you ask? Well, it isn't a dog that can't stand up straight; the tilt we're talking about is that adorable tilt of the head our pooches use when they're really interested in what we're saying. So why do our pets tilt their heads in such an appealing way? It might have to do with how in tune they are with their humans. It seems that dogs that are especially empathetic tilt their heads more often than dogs that are less well socialized. Dogs that spend a lot of time with humans are really good...

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All across the country spectators gather at small town festivals much like the one held in Germantown, Tennessee to larger state affairs like the St. Luke's Country Fair in La Union, New Mexico, in order to view the releasing of the hounds, dachshund style.  There truly is nothing more amusing than observing a small herd of short-legged creatures running every which way and most often not towards their cheering and over zealous human wrangler.  The pups are possibly thinking to themselves, "why am I wearing this vest and what are we chasing?" This breed is small in stature but are...

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In a previous post we introduced you to Captain Ron and Ridley, two interesting dogs that are specially trained to detect sea turtle eggs and help conservation scientists in their efforts to protect endangered sea turtles.  Now, meet Finn the Wonder Dog. From his humble beginning as a shelter puppy in New Zealand, Finn has grown into a world traveler and has worked in Tasmania, on Macquarie Island southwest of New Zealand, and Choros Island, Chile.  For his work on Choros Island, Finn worked with a group called Island Conservation to eradicate the invasive rabbit population that was destroying vegetation and threatening...

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       If a beloved dog is a part of your family, you undoubtedly want to take steps to make sure that your furry friend is safe and secure always. Many dogs are lost and even killed because safety precautions were not taken for them. Since you are determined to keep your dog safe, you should know a little bit about some Dog Safety items you can purchase to keep your dog safe. This blog post will be focusing on items such as those. To learn more, read on. LED Collars & Leashes      A pair of items that you...

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