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Maximizing Together Time: Why Summer Is a Great Time to Get a Puppy

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Thinking about buying a new puppy? If so, you’re in luck! Summer is the perfect time of year to bring home your newest furry friend. Here are some of the top reasons why summertime is great for adding a puppy to your family.

Why People Pay a Little More for Certain Pups

You’ve been researching dog breeds since you were seven. You’ve known you’re compatible with Shih-Poos and Corgis since you embraced apartment living. We get it! You know your lifestyle, and the breed to match it, better than anyone else. 

The First 48 Hours With Your New Puppy: What to Expect

Bringing a new puppy home can be a simultaneously exciting and nerve-wracking experience. The joy of providing a forever home for an adorable puppy can also be met with a little hesitance - that you might do something wrong, or your property might be damaged by an untrained puppy on the loose.

The first 48 hours with your new puppy can be unpredictable and even restless, but making it through the first few days is the hardest part. After that, you will see your new friend settling into routines and adjusting to their unfamiliar environment.

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.

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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.

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