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Good Dog or Bad Dog: Growling

We’re often asked about occasional growling, what it means, and how to react. It’s a pretty common canine behavior across all breeds, sizes, and ages but Melissa wrote in about her little gal named Molly, who grumbles at other dogs on walks. Today, Lynda replies to her questions about how to manage her social skills and if it’s a good or bad sign.


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How Cats And Dogs Communicate

Do you share a home with the two most popular household pets? This week Lynda shares more on how to avoid the “fighting like cats and dogs” stereotype by understanding the common ways our pets communicate similarly and differently.


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Chauncey & Baby: The Story Begins

Julia knows that being an entrepreneur means working through challenges. And running a business while pregnant comes with a unique set of challenges. Add in one over-confident, territorial, and anxious 8lb. Chihuahua-Terrier mix that thinks of himself as the center of the universe and you could have a mini-series of blog content.


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Back to School: 5 Reasons To Keep Training With Your Dog Past Puppyhood

Back to school season has us thinking about dog training. Go figure. Here are Lynda's top five reasons to head back to the classroom with your pooch.


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How To Reduce Your Dog’s Barking At The Door

Why do dogs bark at the doorbell? In a word: Anticipation. To understand the enormous role anticipation plays in dog training, and life in general, you can start by scrolling back to the very beginning of modern behavior science.

This month Kiki Yablon, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, tackles how to work with a dog who barks when the doorbell rings.


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A Personal Experience With Canine Anxiety: Lynda’s Story

Dogs, like humans and other mammals, can suffer from emotional issues. The cause is likely a combination of nature and nurture. This week Rover-Time's Team Manager shares her personal experience comforting and helping Surf, her own dog.


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Dog Tricks For The Busy Pet Parent (and not so busy)

It's pure joy to see your pet learn something new and teaching tricks is one of the most rewarding ways to interact with your pup. However, many pet parents don't have the time to keep up with training. As an on-the-go pet parent herself, Katy shares some ideas for fun tricks that build on typical dog behaviors and range from beginner to advanced.


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Party of Three. Or Four. Or More. (In Bed)

It's a topic so divisive that it has been known to be a significant factor in choosing a spouse. Do you let your pet sleep in your bed with you? In some households, it's the norm. All pets are allowed everywhere, all the time. In others, it's no pets on any furniture, ever. Especially the bed. Julia shares some thoughts and good questions to consider.


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Being Consistently Inconsistent in a Multi-Dog Household

Pets like to be on furniture for one simple reason: it’s comfortable. It’s the same reason we want to be there! For some dogs, the added bonus is affection from their beloved human, which sweetens the deal. So should you let your dogs on your furniture?


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Six DIY Food Puzzles with Stuff around the House

For a happy and healthy dog, they need daily enrichment and activity. That doesn't necessarily mean breaking the bank at the pet store. Lynda discloses some of her favorite do-it-yourself food puzzles that will help keep your pup mentally and physically active.


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