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Dog Appreciation: 5 Things to Thank Your Dog For This Thanksgiving

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As Thanksgiving approaches in the USA, it’s time to reflect on the things we are thankful for—and that definitely includes our pups! In fact, regardless of whether you celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s always important to think about the many blessings our dogs provide us on a daily basis. What are you most thankful for about your […]

Rescue Dog Series Part 4: 5 Methods for Helping Your Rescue Dog Overcome Anxiety

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If you’ve ever dealt with anxiety in your own life, you know how unpleasant the experience is. Now think about what it must feel like for a rescue dog who doesn’t understand why they are feeling nervous, anxious, and fearful. It’s devastating to watch a dog suffer with anxiety as they are unable to relax, […]

Rescue Dog Series Part 3: 5 Steps to Successfully Acclimate A Rescue Dog Into Your Home

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There’s a lot of excitement and anticipation about bringing a new dog into your home! And much like bringing home a new baby, there’s also some prep work involved to ensure the transition is smooth. While most dogs—regardless of whether they are adults or puppies—require similar setups and routines, there are a few things to […]

Doggy Dan’s 7-Step System for Keeping Your Dog Off the Furniture

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You’ve just bought a brand-new furniture set and you’ve set it up in your living room. Fifteen minutes later your dog comes in from digging in the dirt, jumps on your new couch, and leaves muddy footprints all over your new upholstery. How frustrating is that? If you’re struggling to keep your pup off your […]

Rescue Dog Series Part 2: Putting an End to Aggressive Behaviors

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As we dive into part two of my rescue dog series, we’re going to be talking about a very serious issue…aggression. Aggression (toward people and other animals) is one of the biggest reasons shelter dog’s get sent back to their rescue facility. It’s also a reason some people dump their rescue dogs on the side […]

Celebrating National DogWeek: A Tribute to 10 Incredible Canine Companions

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“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” ― Agnes Sligh Turnbull This quote from Agnes Turnbull couldn’t be more true. When a special dog comes into your life, something magical happens and you forge a bond with your pup that can never be broken—even long after your beloved pup leaves this earth. From […]

Rescue Dog Series (Part 1): 5 Ways to Help Your Dog Overcome Resource Guarding Behavioral Issues

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If you’ve followed me for any period of time, have read my blogs, watched my podcasts, or followed me on social media, you know that I am a huge advocate for rescuing dogs. Adopt don’t shop! It warms my heart to see and hear from so many of you that have rescued dogs. Thanks for […]

Doggy Dan’s Training Tips: How to Potty Train an Adult Dog

A lot of people tend to struggle with potty training their pets…particularly new puppies! But, over the last few months I’ve gotten many requests asking me to talk about potty training older dogs. I can see where people might struggle here…especially if your new canine companion is an older dog who came from a rescue! […]

Dog-On-Dog Aggression Solved: Transforming Two Dogs Who Tried to Kill Each Other

Dog-on-dog aggression is a serious behavioral issue that many dog owners face when bringing a new canine into their home. If you’re struggling with dog-on-dog aggression in your home, I want you to know two things. First, you are not alone. Second, there IS a solution that can help you put an end to your […]

Dog Nail Care: How to Properly Cut Your Dog’s Nails + My Favorite Nail Care Products

When it comes to canine care, most dog owners understand the importance of… Feeding their pup a quality dog food for optimal health. Choosing safe toys to provide their dog with stimulation and fun. Providing their canine companion with daily exercise. Taking their dog for routine wellness visits to the vet. Creating a safe environment […]

8-Week-Old Puppy Schedule: The Ultimate Guide to Training Your New Puppy

Congrats! You’re getting a new puppy OR you’ve just brought your new puppy home! It’s a very exciting time in the life of new fur parents…but figuring out how to integrate a new puppy into your daily life isn’t always as easy as spending time cuddling on the couch and playing with toys in the […]

Why is My Dog So Itchy: Spring Allergies and Natural Skin Care for Dogs

In different parts of the world, spring has sprung! And you know what that means—spring allergies. While this time of year is often beautiful with budding trees and beautiful flowers, it can be difficult on our canine companions—especially those who like to roll around in the fresh grass! If your pup has allergies, you may […]

Dog Nutrition: The Best Vegetables to Incorporate Into Your Dog’s Diet…And what NOT to add!

If you have children, you know how important it is to ensure they get adequate nutrition for optimal health. This might mean sneaking extra fruits and veggies into their meals to help them grow big and strong. Yet, when it comes to furchilden, we often just assume their dog food has everything they need to […]

The Missing Link: Why You’re Struggling to Train Your Pup and How a Comprehensive Dog Training Program Can Help

The second you bring a new dog into your home, your life changes forever. While most of the changes are positive, you might also find yourself wondering, “what did I get myself into?” Just like humans, dogs can come with a variety of behavioral challenges that occur in both puppyhood and adulthood. Challenges such as… […]

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