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Dog Calming Signals + Signs Your Dog Is Stressed and How to Relieve It

CALMING SIGNAL? IS THAT LIKE THE BAT SIGNAL? Well, kind of. Calming signals are your dog’s way of communicating they are uncomfortable / stressed and like Batman, we need to look for these signs so we can answer their call appropriately. Since dogs respond to sight, sound, and touch it only makes sense that calming […]



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The Importance of Dog and Puppy Socialization

Young puppies are adorable!!…Which is why they often get away with jumping, chewing, and misbehaving. The thing is, they are learning from every moment of their lives whether you like it or not. This is why it’s ideal to start training and socialization them as soon as you bring them home. In other words, teach […]



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Canadian Canine Experience: A Month In Dog Friendly Vancouver BC

Dog friendly Vancouver? Well I’ve always wanted to live abroad so I feel very fortunate that in December of 2018 I was lucky enough to head to, what I learned to be, the very dog friendly Vancouver BC (In case you’re curious, Berlin, my 10 year old Shepard mix, and I crossed the border into […]



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10 Years of Surf City Surf Dog®

Fall is here but there’s still at least one more chance to enjoy the summer sun in SoCal – That’s right! Surf City Surf Dog® is back  this Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Huntington Dog Beach. It’s free to view or spectate! Register for a contest, take a lesson, or just come to watch. Just […]



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Protecting Your Dog From Foxtails — Looks Are Deceiving

Foxtails and Dogs. Dogs: Our amazing four legged friends of course. Foxtails: One of our dogs’ biggest enemies. This weedy grass is so named for their spikelet clusters of bristled seeds, which are dispersed as a unit and somewhat resemble the bushy tail of a fox. In some species, these units have a pointed tip […]



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Safest Way To Drive With Your Dog

A flapping tongue, windswept ears, and playful glimmer in their eyes. There is nothing like seeing a dog stick their head out a car window. But is this the safest way to drive with your dog? I mean, to them it is an undeniable bliss. To me it is heartache, and I’m not just being […]



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A little bump, a big scare

Trigger Warning: This post is about cancer in dogs. Though there are more white hairs on her snout and we run a bit slower, Berlin is the same healthy dog I adopted almost 8 years ago, or so it seemed until a Friday last December. For you see, we get her annual physical in December. […]



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Extra Extra: Learn How to Become a Dog!

Recently Berlin and I were hanging out with my friend’s four year old daughter, Brie. Very definitively, Brie looked at Berlin’s Gulpie (water dispenser) and said, “I don’t want any of that dog water.” Of course, this is understandable, but little did Brie know that the beauty of the Gulpie is being able to unscrew […]



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