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Will Allowing Dogs at Work Benefit Your Company?

We’ve all heard the statistics that people with pets are happier, healthier and enjoy faster recovery times when they do fall ill or have surgery. Dogs at the Workplace What you may not hear, however, is that when employers allow staff to bring their dogs to work, a whole bunch of good things happen. Morale…

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Choke, Prong and Shock Collars: Effective Tool or Unnecessary Risk?

Dog collars used in combination with appropriate behavioral modification techniques can be efficacious; however, overuse and inappropriate use are common. The use of these collars is controversial and many consider them unnecessary, dangerous, and inhumane. Three of the most popular and potentially unsafe dog collars on the market are the choke collar, prong collar, and…

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Do Therapy Dogs In Schools Improve Student Performance?

Increasingly, school educators асrоѕѕ thе country аnd еvеn internationally аrе starting tо realize thе benefits оf therapy dogs in the school environment. Unfortunately, thе majority оf elementary, middle аnd high schools hаvе уеt tо fullу tap intо thiѕ tremendous tool thаt саn greatly serve itѕ students. Yes, thеrе аrе questions аnd challenges tо adopting a…

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Top 5 Dog Breeds That Serve as Team Mascots

Finding the ideal mascot takes time and preparation. Some of the most popular colleges have great mascots that exemplify their respective programs. They serve as the first look at your team and as the iconic figure that will spur your school on in times of need. The Bulldog is one of the most popular mascots…

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How to Stop Dog Barking At Night

Dogs are motivated to bark by a variety of reasons. Greeting – This playful barking is often accompanied by tail wags and happy jumping. Desire – Dogs may communicate a desire to go outside, play, or be fed by barking for attention. Fear – Noises or objects that seem unfamiliar or threatening may startle a…

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Top 6 Life Lessons We Can Learn from Our Dogs

While some folks may long to be rich, famous, immortal or have 88 million Twitter followers, I have a much more modest proposal. I want to be my dog. Nary a day goes by that I don’t long to be one of my pampered pooches, and not just because they’re pampered. Dogs have no-nonsense take…

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Dos and Don’ts of Bicycling with Your Dog

Ever gone crazy with envy when you see a dog owner pedaling happily away on a bicycle with a loyal dog merrily galloping by their side? Me neither. But I do have a high-energy dog that requires lots of exercises if we want even a slim chance of him letting us sleep through the night….

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Dog Yoga: Why ‘Doga’ Don’t Cut It

Some things sound great in theory but totally bomb in reality. Think world peace. High-heeled sneakers. Bacon-flavored potato chips. And you can add one more to the list: Yoga for dogs. Called “doga” by those in the know, the practice involves rolling out your yoga mat, calling your pooch on over, and then having a…

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He’s Not Spoiled, He’s My Dog: In Defense of ‘Crazy’ Pet Owners

When my boyfriend and I went on our very first vacation together, he slept in the hotel armchair. And it wasn’t because we were particularly coy or chaste. It was because there was no room for him on the bed. When I woke up to find my guy in the chair, he explained the bed…

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Rewarding Your Dog: Why and How it Works

Teaching dogs to behave in response to a command is an integral part of enjoying canine companions. Learning to sit, stay and walk on a leash makes it possible for dogs and humans to co-exist peacefully in a variety of situations. In training these behaviors, reward based reinforcement is recommended as the safest and most…

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