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If the prospect of vacationing without your dog breaks your heart, cheer up traveling with Spot has never been easier. You will need to do some advance planning and thoughtful packing to ensure both y...
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This pup gets some serious vertical too.
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While perhaps not as famous as its coffee or penchant for precipitation, Seattle's uncanny canine distinction makes it an ideal place to visit with your dog.
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Everything you need for a happy and healthy pet. From the AOL Partner Studio
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How to make the most of your pet's first vet appointment. From the AOL Partner Studio
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Tips for finding your puppy match. From the AOL Partner Studio
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Five things every new pet owner should have. From the AOL Partner Studio
Have you ever tried fooling a dog into getting excited for the wrong thing? Perhaps testing their instincts by offering something boring to the tune of a tasty treat? It turns out that while they may very well be excited by the amped up sound of your voice, they are most likely on to your trick.
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And this pup won't take no for an answer.
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The theory goes that black, especially big, dogs are far less likely to be adopted. Some shelters even train black dogs in their care to do special tricks, give them backstories, and ensure that they are well-trained to make them more appealing. But sadly it's often to no avail. What's the reason for this, and what can be done?
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The term "pet parenting" has been on the rise for the past few years. But what does it mean to be a "pet parent" -- beyond occasionally having the urge to put your pug in a Baby Bjorn? It is obvious that all pet owners show some level of attachment to their animal companions but could being a "pet parent" also mean that you truly love your dog, perhaps even as much as you might love your child?
"Dog brains care about both what we say and how we say it."
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I was blessed to finally get a Golden Retriever (I named him Bheema) back in January. This fat, fluffy puppy, who was 11 weeks old, came waddling into my life.
They deserve the same kind of care and love and attention we crave ourselves. Obviously we have to go out and earn a living and have fun with friends and family. But when we are at home, we have to spend quality time with our fur babies, whether it's petting and talking to them, playing with them or taking them for long walks.
This dog is one great babysitter.
Let's face it. Waking up can suck. It sucks even more when an obnoxious alarm clocks disturbs your precious beauty sleep. This is exactly what happens to thi
Right there, a little to the left. Yeah, that's the spot.
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They really are humans' best friend.
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You'd think that the most difficult thing about being a blind triathlete is being blind. But in fact it's not. The most difficult thing about being a blind triathlete is having to deal with the blindness of sighted people's attitudes.
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Old dogs, like old people, might slobber a bit more. They may not be as swift and they may not be as quick to learn new tricks, but like a favourite grandpa or old aunt, they offer an unconditional love that's just about the most special thing a pet lover could ask for.
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This dog has over 230,000 Instagram followers and there's no wonder why.
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It's not every day you see a bear at the beach.
He just keeps holding on.
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Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Pete Brace, Vice President of communications and pet parent relations for Merrick Pet Care. Pete shared with me some of the top tips for feeding your dog the healthiest foods so they can enjoy a long healthy life.
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April 17 is the beginning of National Adoption Weekend and Pet Valu stores across Canada are hoping to raise money and find homes for 2,000 pets. Plans to raise $1.5 million would go towards providing...
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The dogs were a bit ahead of us but within sight. Suddenly, George yelped and I knew he was in trouble. The dogs had been lured to a baited kill-trap and George's head was caught. He died a slow death while I struggled unsuccessfully to free him.
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Valentine's Day is a wonderful day to spend with those you love -- whether they have two legs or four, paws or feet, wagging tails or smiling faces. It's a great day to share your love with everyone who makes you happy. This Valentine's Day we want to see a selfie of you and your BFFF (Best Furry Friend Forever)! Snap a picture of you and your pet -- be it a cat, dog, rabbit, or even a horse -- and show us your love!
It seems the Internet, like Orwell's police state, is slowly forcing everyone to stay on his or her best behaviour. In my mind, the Internet won when yet another elevator video surfaced of National Football League player Ray Rice punching his then fiancé, prompting his release by the Baltimore Ravens and an indefinite suspension by the NFL.
Having spent 20 minutes verifying if yawns are contagious between people and pets, my Bernese Mountain Dog, Big Silly, is frustrated with me. I sense her implying she's too old for this nonsense. She...