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National Service Dog Month: Decoding the Difference Between Service Dogs and ESAs

For hundreds of years, dogs have been trained to support humans in a variety of work tasks. It’s amazing to think that our canine counterparts can be trained to… Work in the police force/military. Hunt/protect farm animals/herd. Alert security to drugs/bombs in airports, stadiums, etc. Assist people with special needs. Detect medical emergencies like seizures. […]

6 Popular Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds for Dog Lovers with Allergies

If you’re a dog lover but have an allergy to pet dander, the hope of owning a dog might sound far-fetched to you. The good news…there are dog breeds out there that are allergy-friendly! In fact, nowadays you can find hypoallergenic dog breeds just about anywhere–including your local shelter! So, what dog breeds won’t cause […]

Happy National Dog Day! 6 Ways to Celebrate the Amazing Dogs in Your Life

August 26th is National Dog Day—a day where we celebrate how amazing our canine companions are and remember all the incredible things dogs have done to positively enhance our lives. Whether you have your own dog, work as a vet/vet tech, are a dog sitter, or simply just love dogs, we hope you’ll take some […]

10 Things I Want Every Dog Lover to Know…

(In celebration of our online anniversary!) While I’ve been training dogs for many years, this August marks the 10th anniversary of taking my training methods and creating an online program for dog owners around the world. How wild is that? I have so much gratitude for the opportunities that my career as a dog trainer […]

Jack’s Intuition: A Dog’s Amazing Ability to Understand Life and Death

It’s almost a year ago that my beloved dog peanut passed away. And on that day something very mysterious occurred. It’s taken me all this time to get to a place where I was ready to tell this story. But, I’ve reached the point in which I’m ready to share. So today I’d like to […]

7 Winter Safety Myths about Dogs You Shouldn’t Believe

During the summer months, there’s a lot of talk about the dangers of leaving your dogs out in the summer heat. However, once winter rolls around, people don’t seem to be as concerned about the temperatures. Of course, it’s common for people to remind dog owners to bring their pups indoors overnight when the weather […]

ScritchSpot: The Must-Have App Doggy Dan Recommends for All Dog Owners

If you enjoy technology, there’s a good chance you have a variety of apps on your computer, phone, or tablet. And, if you love dogs, it’s likely that a handful of those apps have to do with dog care. I myself even have a few dog-related apps I use from time to time that are […]

The Great Shave Debate: 5 Things to Consider Before You Shave Your Dog

For years, dogs owners, dog trainers, and even veterinarians have argued about whether it’s ok, or even beneficial, to shave your dog’s coat. So…to shave or not to shave…what is the right choice? As a dog owner myself, I know that the answer isn’t necessarily black or white. In fact, there are many factors (both […]

7 Life Lessons from My Beloved Dog Peanut

​At the end of April 2018, my beloved dog Peanut passed away at the age of 13 and a half.I always believed that she came into this world to change lives and help us understand dogs and ourselves better.Now, looking back, I also realize she was one of the greatest life teachers I could have […]

Dog Ownership: 8 Things to Consider Before You Adopt a Dog

When you’re seriously considering adding a dog to your family… You might start wondering… What is the best kind of dog breed? Should I adopt from a shelter? How do I choose the perfect dog for myself or my family when there are so many different types of dogs out there? In my personal opinion, […]

Doggy Dan Shares His Top 10 Favorite Dog Books List

There’s nothing better than curling up after a long day with a cup of tea, your dog, and your favorite dog book. It’s a great way to relax, unwind, and spend some quality time with your pup. However, as someone who reads a lot of dog books, I often find myself at a loss for […]

The Big Fix Uganda: Amazing Dog Names Inspired by Real Stories

Jack, Molly, Bella, Max…we all know these common dog names. In the western world, it turns out that a lot of the time we are not that original when it comes to naming our dogs! (I have a dog named Jack!) But, it’s not the same way everywhere in the world. In fact, in Africa, […]

Is it Cruel to Dress Up Your Dog for Halloween?

Halloween is just around the corner, and pet shops are full of adorable doggy costumes. From the traditional hot dog costume to monsters, superheroes, and everything in between, it’s hard to resist picking up an outfit for your dog to wear. You might get a kick out of taking pics (and posting them) of your […]

The Ultimate Dog Bucket List – The BEST Things to Do With Your Best Friend

I’m sure many of you have heard of making a bucket list. It’s possible that you even have a bucket list for yourself. But here’s a million-dollar question…does your dog have a dog bucket list? The idea of a dog bucket list may seem a little odd at first, but it makes total sense that […]