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Checking Breed Restrictions

You’re making plans for your spring getaway with your four-legged family member. Reservations at a dog-friendly hotel. Check. Packing of everything from immunization records to dog food. Check. But did you check to see if your destinations—including the places you’ll be stopping along the way—have any restrictions on your dog’s breed? Breed-specific legislation or BSL…

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8 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe This Winter

As winter’s icy fingers grip the country, pet parents (and their dogs) may face some seasonal challenges on their outdoor excursions. Icy roads and sidewalks may make dog walking (and driving) extra hazardous, and howling winter winds may discourage even the most intrepid canines and their humans. But you don’t have to let the cold…

Irish Setter
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Irish Setter

Introduction to the Irish Setter One of the most beautiful of all breeds, the Irish Setter has a distinctive glossy red coat that ranges from dark mahogany to rich chestnut red. Fun-loving and energetic, Irish Setters are affectionate and playful in the home. They may look aristocratic, but they love to be clowns. Irish Setters…

Beagle
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Beagle

Introduction to the Beagle The friendly, happy-go-lucky Beagle really needs no introduction. Small and curious, Beagles are always ready to follow their noses. They often find ways to get into mischief, much like Snoopy, but they are loving and devoted family dogs. The Beagle’s coat is easy to care for but they do need regular…

Dog Care

Dog Care

There is nothing more satisfying or rewarding than owning a dog. Having a dog is like having a best friend who stays by your side through thick and thin, who is always happy to see you, and who always sees the best in you. Dogs are called man’s best friend for a reason but you…

Housebreaking a Puppy: Tips on House Training a Puppy
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Housebreaking a Puppy: Tips on House Training a Puppy

When you bring home a new puppy, one of the first (and most important) things you must do is housebreak him. Puppies can be destructive they are not properly supervised and having a puppy that is not potty trained will only add to the mess. Luckily, housebreaking a new puppy is not a terribly difficult…