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Fresh food isn’t the only way to help your dog or cat get the most out of life. From bathing tips to health-related info, find out the latest pet-related news and stories on our blog.


03/06

Advice for Introducing Your Dog to New People

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips, Training

First impressions are crucial, and not all dogs possess the same social graces when meeting new people. Problems in this area are sometimes difficult to address, but a few simple tips can help your dog achieve better people-greeting manners.   Start Introducing People Early and Often In order to develop socially acceptable responses, dogs must be properly exposed to stimuli and experiences in a positive…

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01/10

How to Improve Your Relationship with Your Dog

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips, Training

You love your furry family member, and you refuse to settle for anything less than a fabulous friendship. So what do you do when you just can’t seem to create the ideal relationship you always envisioned? Consider these steps to getting closer to your dog.   Set Boundaries and Provide Leadership According to Dr. Nicholas Dodman, an animal behaviorist and Professor Emeritus at Tufts University…

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09/21

Training Your Furry Family Members to Pose Like Models

Training

Believe it or not, it’s possible to get the best photos of your pets by training them for just minutes a day. With the right commands, plenty of patience and fresh pet food as a positive reinforcement reward, your pet can learn to pose like a pro.   Master the process with these pet photography tips:   Master the “Sit” Command Before your pup can…

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08/07

Should Ritual Behavior Concern Dog Parents?

Dogs, Featured, Training

Dogs do all sorts of silly things, and some behaviors can certainly seem strange at times. In most cases, ritual behaviors aren’t cause for alarm, but dog families should be aware of a few important exceptions.   Ritual vs. Compulsion   One of the best things about being a dog parent is seeing your pup grow from a timid puppy or shelter dog into a…

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07/24

Picky Pup? How to Recognize Distracted Eating

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips, Training

Does your dog seem uninterested in their food? Do they take a few bites of their dinner and wander away, leaving the remainder of their meal untouched? Dogs who seem less than enthused about their meals can worry their parents, especially if the vet has mentioned that they look a bit too thin. This lack of enthusiasm towards mealtime is often described as “distracted eating,”…

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07/10

Just How Smart Are Our Dogs?

Dogs, Fresh News, Training

Have you ever found yourself marveling at how smart your pup is? You’re not alone in your belief. Recent scientific research has uncovered dogs’ ability to do some amazing things, including understanding our facial expressions, understanding what we mean when we point to things and understanding how to socialize. We dug up some of the most tail-wagging research out there to uncover just how smart…

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06/19

Hide and Seek: It’s Not Just for Human Kids Anymore

Dogs, Training

An active dog is a happy dog, and sometimes that means sending your pet on a little hide and seek mission. From fun training exercises to games that play to your pup’s natural instincts, you can challenge your furry friend with some activities that require focus and problem-solving skills. Succeeding at these search challenges means a tasty treat reward, so food-motivated pooches should have no…

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