Training Your Dog for Competition

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Go for the Gold You might have seen it on TV or even in person: People competing alongside their dogs in any number of super fun sports. Agility, flyball and dock diving are just a few of the more popular competitive canine activities available to dogs and their people. You can tell by watching competition dogs that they have special training to do what they do. Whether … [Read more...]

Coffee with Cream…and Felines

Cat Cafes

Cat cafes are taking over the world, one city at a time. Cat cafes are popping up all over the United States and the rest of the world and fast becoming popular destinations for both tourists and locals in search of a feline fur-fix. The origin of the idea comes from Asia, where homes are often so small it’s not possible to keep a cat. The first cat café was the Cat … [Read more...]

Dogs on Film

Best Dog Movies

Seven great movies starring canines—oh, and humans, too. If you were a dog-loving kid, you probably had a favorite movie about man’s best friend that you’d watch over and over. Back in the 1950s and ‘60s, dog movies were all the rage. Even today, feature films about dogs are still winners at the box office. Here’s a look at some of the most well known classic canine films, … [Read more...]

How to Teach Your Dog to Speak

How to Teach Your Dog to Speak

Teach Your Dog to Speak “Speak” is a fun dog obedience exercise for you and your dog to enjoy--one that will be both entertaining and educational for your pet. Learning how to bark on command may be a little bit tricky for your dog at first, but it can be accomplished easily with dedication, repetition and maintenance. Below we show you how to teach your dog to speak in … [Read more...]

Squeaky Toys vs. Rope Toys

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Choosing Between Dog Toys Squeaky Toys One of the most popular and attention-grabbing types of squeaky toys are the brightly colored latex toys that have a high-pitched squeaky sound. The toy's appearance and the sound it makes when squeezed (or chewed in a dog’s case) are what usually capture a dog’s attention. These toys are great tools to use during dog obedience … [Read more...]