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PetMD Editorial
Nov 14, 2016

by Elizabeth Xu Once you have bought the items that’ll make your furry new family member feel welcome in your home—like dog beds and mats, dog treats, and dog toys—it’s time to make decisions about practical things—like which dog leash you will use for walking with your… Read More

Victoria Schade, CPDT-KA
Aug 01, 2016

By Victoria Schade Although they might seem like the same thing, loving your dog and bonding with your dog are distinct parts of the human-pet relationship. The love between dog and pet parent develops naturally. Love is what makes your dog joyfully leap on you when you get… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
May 17, 2016

By Jennifer Coates, DVM Most dogs want to socialize with members of their own species, otherwise they are living through a form of solitary confinement. Sure, dogs love human companionship, but every now and then they just want to hang out with someone who speaks their own… Read More

Victoria Schade, CPDT-KA
Mar 01, 2016

By Victoria Schade Harmonious leash walks are one of the great joys of pet parenthood, but if you have a dog that pulls on the leash, walking can become an uncomfortable chore. So how do you train your dog to walk politely on the leash without pulling? The following tips… Read More

Victoria Schade, CPDT-KA
Feb 23, 2016

Image viaotsphoto/Shutterstock.com By Victoria Schade Dogs are eager students from the time that they’re very young (some breeders even begin basic training with pups as young as five weeks old), so it’s never too early to begin training. You can start your puppy off on the… Read More

Feb 16, 2016

By Kellie B. Gormly Barking can be a noisy nuisance to dog parents (and their neighbors!), and is often tops the behavioral problem list. However, canine vocals aren’t all bad. Sometimes, a barking dog can provide a safety warning and other times, teaching a dog to bark on… Read More