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US Pet Industry Continues to Grow...and Grow... and Grow!

PET-NEWSWORTHY If you're considering adding a pet to your home in 2015, you're in very good company. As many as 71.4 million homes are expected to include a pet in 2015. According to the American Pet Product Association, pet families have increased from 56% of households in 1988 to 62% this year. Read More

Boating with Your Dog

DOG FUN Whether you like to go out on your pontoon, a fishing boat, or even a canoe, life on a boat can be even better if you bring your dog along. Here’s the guide to dogs on boats. (A little different than Snakes on a Plane.) Read More

Etiquette at the Dog Park

DOG FUN There 's no doubt about it, taking your dog to the dog park involves a certain amount of good manners. Here's our guide to "keeping your nose clean" while your dog hangs out with his or her friends. Read More

Road Trips with your Dog - Best Tips

TRAVEL TIPSIf you're planning a road trip with a dog, a little advance planning can be the difference between a fun trip and a disastrous one. These nine travel tips for dog vacations include not only packing tips, but advice on how to safely take your dog out of the vehicle at rest stops, and suggestions that will protect your dog in a variety of situations. A few stress busters are included as well.. Read More

Dog Show Judging

DOG SHOWSAside from the requisite ball gown or tuxedo for Westminster, have you ever wondered what it takes to be a dog show judge? Read More

Lure Coursing and Dock Diving

DOG FUNAre you looking for a way to keep your dog occupied and in shape? You can’t go wrong with dog sports like lure coursing and dock diving. Read More

Top Five Dog Shows on Animal Planet

DOG FUNWe know your time is at a premium, and you have to make choices about what to watch on TV. Here’s our guide to the best dog-related shows on Animal Planet to help you sort out what’s good from what’s not worth your TiVo’s time. Read More

Top Ten Most Popular Registered Dogs of 2012

POPULAR BREEDSAt the beginning of each year, the American Kennel Club takes a look at the dogs they registered over the course of the previous year, to come up with a ranking based on popularity. Read More

The Wild, Wonderful World of Dog Shows

DOG SHOWSHave you ever wondered how you and your dog would do on the competitive dog show circuit? Here’s the guide to all things conformance. Read More

Choosing a Dog Walker

DOG FUNEveryone knows walking is good for both you and your dog, but if you have responsibilities that don't allow you to come home during the day to walk your dog yourself, you may need a dog walker. Read More

The Pampered Canine

DOG FUNDoes your dog have a special day coming up? Maybe his birthday or maybe a day you want to reward her for being such a good dog? If so, you may be interested in what's available for pampering your pooch, outside of the extra special treat, toy, or day in the park. Read More

Playing It Safe at the Dog Park

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIESWhen you want to allow your dog to run with other dogs and enjoy some time off-leash, you probably think nothing of taking him to the dog park. Our tips will help both you and your dog stay safe. Read More

Royal Canines

BLUE BLOODSIf you've spent any time studying the British Royal Family, you probably know they've been big fans of dogs for centuries. Queen Elizabeth II even has a gallery of portraits showing royals and their dogs as far back as 1635. Read More

The AKC: Registration, Conformation, and So Much More

KENNEL CLUBSMost anyone who knows anything about dogs knows that the American Kennel Club (AKC) offers registration papers, certifying that a dog has a purebred heritage. But did you know about all of the other things this organization has to offer? Read More

Top Ten New Year's Resolutions

GOOD INTENTIONSJoin as we count down the Top Ten New Year's Resolutions for You and Your Dog. Read More

Mixed Breed Dogs

MIXED BREEDSSome call them mutts, others call them mixed breeds, still others call them wonder dogs (because you wonder what they are). No matter what name you give them, these non-purebred dogs can be a wonderful addition to any family. Read More

Gearing up for Spring Activities with your Dog

ACTIVITIESDust off the gardening equipment, put away the storm windows, sharpen the lawn mower blades...what else? Oh, yes! Get ready for spring with your dog. Read More

The Wonderful World of Dog Shows

SHOW DOGSHave you ever considered showing your dog or are you trying to decide whether or not your dog could be a champion? Keep reading for’s guide to the wonderful and sometimes wacky world of dog shows. Read More

Top Ten Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Dog

DOG PHOTOGRAPHYHow many times has your dog done something really sweet or funny, but the picture you took of the event was just horrible? Here is a list of ten tips you can use to make every shot count. Read More

Quiz Answers-Dog Show Judging

QUIZ ANSWERSHere are the answers to the quiz from the article "Dog Show Judging" Read More

The Sport of Dog Sledding

DOG ACTIVITIESDog power has been an important part of the culture for centuries for those who live in snowy regions. In some areas, dog sled was the only mode of travel possible before the advent of snowmobiles. Read More

Extraordinary Dog Heroes

HEROIC CANINESThis article isn't about assistance dogs or dogs who have been specially trained to help people, but rather about mostly ordinary pets who rise to the extraordinary to save their loved ones, often risking their own lives to do so. Read More

Preparing for Summer Vacation with Your Dog

SUMMERTIMEWhen the weather turns warmer, thoughts generally turn to vacations, family picnics, and the beach or pool. But you must also give some thought to what your canine companion needs for vacation season. Read More

Dog Sports

DOG ACTIVITIESFor dogs that need a mental challenge, dog sports may provide just the outlet your dog craves to keep him occupied and happy. Read More

Presidential Dogs

FAMOUS DOGSWith all of the hoopla over President Obama's dog, is pleased to present this article on Presidential Dogs. Read More

History of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

DOG EVENTSIf you've ever been curious about sled dog racing or how the annual Iditarod Trail race in Alaska got its start, read our article to learn about the history of the event. Read More

Agility Training

DOG ACTIVITIESSince its beginnings in 1978, dog agility has become the fastest growing dog sport. One reason is because agility competitions are all about having fun. Read More

Breed Popularity

DOG BREED INFODid you ever wonder how the American Kennel Club's list of popular breeds is determined or how different breeds have fared through history? Wonder no longer! provides all the information you need to know. Read More

Dock Diving

DOG ACTIVITIESLooking for a new way to bond with your dog while providing a great source of exercise? Learn more about dock diving! Read More

How to Choose a Daycare for Your Dog

DOG ACTIVITIESMore and more people turn to Doggie Daycares to care for their pet while at the office. This article explains the things you should consider when choosing a daycare facility for your dog. Read More

Training for Dogs: Agility and Flyball

DOG ACTIVITIESIf your dog loves exercise and enjoys a challenge, agility and flyball training might be for him! Read More

Explore the Fascinating Sport of Lure Coursing

DOG ACTIVITIES Lure Coursing is a fun and challenging sport Read More

Pet Travel - Dog and You Hit the Road!

TRAVELTraveling with your dog calls for a little advance planning, but it can be fun for both of you. Read More

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Homemade Thanksgiving Treats for Your Dog Homemade Thanksgiving Treats for Your Dog

NUTRITION We all want to include our dogs in our holiday celebrations, but hopefully, you're aware that sharing table scraps with your dog isn't always the best idea.

Keeping Your Dog Safe during the Summer Months Keeping Your Dog Safe during the Summer Months

HEALTH Summer is coming on fast, so it’s time to plan how you will keep your dog safe and healthy through the lazy, carefree, warm days.

Vaccination Time Again-Keeping Your Puppy Healthy Vaccination Time Again-Keeping Your Puppy Healthy

DOG HEALTH So you have your new puppy picked out. There are quite a few shots, treatments and examinations that will keep the newest member of your family healthy.

Canine Thanksgiving Feast Canine Thanksgiving Feast

NUTRITION With the wide variety of food at Thanksgiving dinner, chances are you'll want to give your dog something special, too. If you're contemplating what to feed your dog for the holiday, here is a guide to a great Canine Thanksgiving Feast.

Dog Walking Tips Every Owner Should Know Dog Walking Tips Every Owner Should Know

DOG FUN Walking your dog is not only crucial to keeping him healthy and happy, it strengthens the bond between your canine friend and his caregiver. There are a lot of obstacles out there. Don’t forget these simple tips to keep your walk fun and safe in the outside world.

The Benefits of Physiotherapy for your Dog The Benefits of Physiotherapy for your Dog

HEALTH The same techniques that physiotherapists use to treat a variety of injuries and conditions in humans have been adapted to suit animals with great success. Family pets, show dogs, and working dogs can all benefit greatly from physiotherapy.  Dogs whose activities involve a lot of agility are especially susceptible to the types of problems that physiotherapy can address.

The Decision- Adding a Dog to Your Family The Decision- Adding a Dog to Your Family

FIRST TIME OWNERSBringing a dog into your family is a decision where many people don’t realize it’s magnitude until after they have the dog. There are a number of things that you need to research before you decide to purchase a dog, and it starts right in your own home.

Bringing Your Dog Into Your New Baby's Life Bringing Your Dog Into Your New Baby's Life

HEALTH Many believe that a dog and a new baby cannot happily coexist, so therefore the dog has to go.  This is not necessarily the case.  A new baby does not mean you have to abandon your dog.

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