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Chocolate and Beyond: 10 Foods Dogs Shouldn't Eat

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We love our dogs, and sometimes it’s hard to resist giving them a scrap of our dinner after they give us the big, cute begging eyes. However, there are a lot of foods we eat that dogs simply can’t. 

Many people feed dogs human food like cooked eggs and lean meat that are high in protein, which can actually be quite good for dogs to eat, but some food that is healthy for humans can be toxic for dogs. Take a look at some well-known, and some not as well-known, foods that are toxic to dogs.

Hounds With a History: Earliest Dog Breeds

Dogs have been around for tens of thousands of years and have served humans in a variety of ways. From hunting and tracking to lounging on the couch, some of the breeds we’ve come to know and love existed long before even our oldest ancestors. Here are some of the oldest breeds that still exist today.

The Evolution of Dogs: From Wolf to Man’s Best Friend

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The origin story that explains how dogs became our loveable, domesticated pets is one that is still heavily debated in the science community. While it is understood that dogs came from wolves, there is not a clear answer as to what major events occurred in the past that ultimately led to the domestication of dogs. However, there are several credible theories out there that could help explain their evolution.

Take a look at some information below on how dogs evolved into man’s best friend.

A Guide to Non-Shedding Dogs

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If you dream of falling in love with your own companion dog but worry about allergens and picking dog hair off your clothes, you’ve come to the right place. When selecting the right dog for your lifestyle, there’s a bit more to investigate than a list of breeds that don’t shed. Here are some key things to keep in mind during your search for the right breed for you.

Great Dane: Breed Spotlight

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Appreciated for a powerful build, bold character, and athletic endurance, the Great Dane has changed names many times since first appearing in the history books. Their cohabitation and usefulness to humans have remained constant over time. Once a reliable hunting and working dog, today the Great Dane is appreciated for its gentle loving nature and loyalty to family.

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How to Crate Train a Puppy

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Crate training is a necessary part of the housetraining process for dogs. When puppies are first being introduced to their new home, the rules will not be totally clear to them. Leaving them out to their own devices isn’t the best option. They may chew up furniture, go potty where they aren’t supposed to, and be generally rambunctious with unsuspecting guests.

These are all habits that crate training aims to eliminate. You must housetrain early because certain habits are hard for puppies to break as they get older.

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Choosing a Dog for Your Apartment

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There are several factors to consider when looking for a dog for your apartment. Not all dogs are cut out for apartment life, and it’s crucial that you don’t end up choosing a dog that isn’t well-adapted to live in a smaller apartment - especially when they need lots of room to run around, or don’t always like sharing smaller spaces with other dogs or people.

Beabull: Breed Spotlight

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A cross between the floppy-eared Beagle and the stout Bulldog, Beabulls are a friendly, playful, and affectionate mix that shares the qualities of two popular breeds, making it an excellent addition to families of any size due to their calm demeanor and loyalty. Find out if a Beabull is the breed for you.

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Cavapoo: Breed Spotlight

Bred to be a hypoallergenic companion dog, the Cavapoo is perfectly suited for families. With their rounded faces, large eyes, wide brows, and long ears hanging below the chin, Cavapoos are also categorized as a crossbreed (hybrid) dog.

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How to Keep Your Pup Safe over Thanksgiving

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The Thanksgiving weekend brings many new sights, sounds, and smells to your dog’s nose. If you are planning a dinner party and guests at your home, prepare ahead to make Thanksgiving a safe and positive experience for your young dog.

With a change in the routine—introducing new people and sounds and heightened activity around your home—Thanksgiving can expose your puppy to a few dangerous moments. Additionally, a full house, louder sounds levels, and excitable activities make your puppy vulnerable to emotional stress and fear.

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