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Dogs lean to control

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I know that dogs lean to control but I got a real reminder this morning. I was running along with my 14 month old chocolate lab running beautifully at my side. I was super excited that he wasn’t pulling at…

Why do dogs chase their tails?

Why do dogs chase their tails? Do they enjoy it? Do they know the tail is theirs? Some common theories about why dogs chase their tails are: They're bored and chasing their tail is fun. People laugh when they chase…

Does your dog need a treadmill?

You can now buy a treadmill specifically designed for dogs, like the Total Pet Health Exercising Dog Treadmill. As people work longer hours, live in places that don't allow them to exercise their dogs, and their dogs become overweight, more…

How to tell if your dog is fat

You can tell if your dog is overweight by looking at him or her.  You should be able: to feel the ribs, see a waist from above and their tummy should tuck – be higher than their ribs – when…

Backpacking with your dog

Backpacking with your dog can be a lot of fun if you do it right. First, pick the right pack for your dog. Your dog should be able to move her legs and elbows freely and lie down in the…