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Choosing the Right Dog Breed for Your Family

With so many different types of dog breeds available, it comes as no surprise that choosing the perfect breed for your family can be quite challenging. When choosing a particular dog breed, the most important factor to consider is its origin. For example, was the breed that you're interested in originally bred to herd and…

Thermostats don't lie: it's hot! Thankfully the modern marvel of air conditioning helps us beat the summer heat and keep our pets cool as well. But what about when we leave the house? Should the AC be left on for your pet while you're out and about? According to Mother Jones, this is an issue that has the animal lovers of the world all riled up. One side says it is unfair to leave our fluffy friends at home sans AC during heat waves, especially when they are stuck in fur coats. The other side argues that cats and dogs were roaming the Earth for thousands of years in the heat before we came along and put them indoors. Additionally, they point out that running your AC full time for your...

Keep Your Dog's Training on Track While You're on Vacation

Consistency is a key component to a successful training program. But an inevitable work trip or family vacation puts your dog's routines and schedule at risk of disruption, and this can lead to a backslide in his training. It’s essential to plan not only where your pet will stay during your trip, but also to make…

Celebrating Kids and Senior Pets

Kids and pets: two of the planet's most adorable and wonderful creatures. Can't decide which one to have? Not to worry; you can have them both. Not only does having a household pet teach your child compassion and responsibility, research has also proven that pets are beneficial to a youngster's learning and social…

My dog Rhoda and I met Molly and her owner in a park across the street from our apartment in Jersey City, NJ. It was love at first sight. Their eyes locked; they ran across the tennis court and collided in the middle with a top-speed body slam, teeth clacking as they chewed on each other. Soon, we got a key to Molly's house. While her owners were at work, Rhoda and I took Molly to the park, then our apartment, where they'd wrestle while I worked. We'd drop Molly off a few hours later, and Rhoda would pass out for the rest of the day. RELATED: 10 Fun, New Exercises to Try With Your Cat or Dog I had no idea how lucky I was. Last summer, I moved to Memphis and quickly realized: It's...

The sheep scattered like billiard balls after the break shot. From the edge of the meadow, a white German shepherd named Duke was on them in seconds, stalking and circling the flock as though he were spinning an invisible net. The spectators at the sheepherding exhibition at Glen Highland Farm in Morris, NY, couldn't take their eyes off the dog, but it wasn't Duke's agility that riveted them. It was his wheelchair. A freak accident when he was a puppy left Mike and Joyce Dickerson's dog with a broken back and partial paralysis. The vet recommended that Duke be put down. "But the whole time she was talking to me, Duke was wagging his tail. I couldn't do it," says Joyce Dickerson, who owns an...