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How to Train Your Dog to Walk Next to You

Try putting yourself in your dog’s shoes – with all the intriguing distractions left and right, who could resist the temptation of stopping to sniff or tugging a leash to get there fast? The absence of basic leash manners can be prescribed to curiosity as a natural behavior in dogs. The problem is, this kind…

What Does It Mean If My Dog Sheds Excessively?

Unless your faithful sidekick is an American Hairless Terrier, then you’re very familiar with a little side effect of owning a dog known as “Pet Hair Everywhere”. Vets call this normal phenomenon shedding and warn that it is not to be confused with abnormal fur loss caused by an underlying issue. So, how can you…

The 2018 Guide to Dog Walking in the Winter

The winter months will be here before you know it. And that means that dog walks are going to get a bit more challenging for both you and your dog but that doesn’t mean they need to be less fun! We love our dogs, but let’s face it, sometimes we get lazy, and taking our…

How to Deal with a Shy Dog

A lot of dogs are friendly, and they love to be close to people. Some dogs just aren’t as open to meeting new people. Every dog is different. Some dogs are full of excitement and always want to cuddle up. Others tend to be more on the introverted and shy side. A reason for a…

Fun Winter Activities You and Your Dog Can Enjoy

Dogs keep us active all the time, so winter isn’t an excuse to avoid walking or playing outside. It’s true that we often become lazy when winter comes, but we must satisfy all our dog’s needs, no matter how cold it is outside. No matter how much you enjoy winter and snow, your dog will…

3 Secrets of Chicago Dog Walking

Dog walking is a difficult job that requires a lot of dedication and love. Every business where you work with people is challenging, but when their pets are involved, things can become even more complicated. Dog walkers always need to multitask so that they can properly care for each dog and offer them plenty of…

Best Dog Treats to Take on a Walk

If you’re a dog walker or a dog owner, you surely know how important treats are for your furry friend. To make your dog satisfied and happy, treats are a necessity. If you’re planning a long walk, or just want to make sure that you’ll be able to reward your dog for good behavior or…

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10 Safety Tips to Know Before Your Next Dog Park Visit

When taking your dog to the park, it’s important for both you and your canine pal to have fun, but safety is of equal importance. Here are some safety tips to help ensure you and your dog have an enjoyable experience during your next visit to the local park. 1. Find the Right Park for…

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Dog to Run with You

A dog can be a great exercise partner if you’re a runner. Whether you simply like to get a run in or are training for a marathon, you can always bring your dog along to give your companion a healthy workout at the same time. Here’s a brief guide to help you get started on…

Where are the Best Chicago Dog Rescue Centers?

Rescuing dogs and other animals is becoming an increasingly popular option over buying from pet stores or breeders. One of the reasons for this is the problems regarding overpopulation, making it more important to provide homes for pets that truly need them instead of breeding more of them. Here are some of the best Chicago…