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Checklist  for choosing a family pet; best breeds for kids or seniors, small dog, big dog, long coat? Kid's pet or guard dog? Low Allergy?  High energy? Free, professional advice on choosing the right breed.



Oxytocin Magic

He recognizes sadness, joy or annoyance as you glance at him but here's why communication is so uniquely developed in your dog!


Dogs In Mourning

Touched by the photo of President Bush's service dog lying by the casket, I thought about how families can help them.


Best Dogs With Kids

Adjudged as the most defining photos of children and dogs, these photos beg for company... EMAIL YOURS AND WIN!


When It's Time

How do you know when to let your best friend go? This is NOT what you think, it IS the most powerful message you will read today.



A puppy for Christmas is on every kid's wishlistWhy a puppy epitomizes the real meaning of Christmas.


Gifting A Puppy

Why it's better to involve the kids now and pick up the puppy after the holiday!


A Dog For Christmas

She willed herself to sleep, to continue the dream. True story of an only child...


What I Want For Christmas

We asked top breeders and got the answers!


Choose The Right Breed

It's critical to match your lifestyle.


Choosing A Family Dog

AKC judge on size, trainability, and good with children.


For your little girl, choose a breed for cuddling and confiding in; for your son, an active breed suitable for rough and tumble.


Handy Doggy Things

The first thing to know about a dog? Although he's been with people longer than any animal, he is an animal, not a human child.


Dog Buying Guide

A purebred's personality and health is more predictable than a mixed breed which inherits a mixed bag of genes.


A Dog Day Of Fun

Small minds discovered while walking her dogs in the park.


Thanksgiving Wolf-Dog

Give thanks for the mysterious quirk in nature that became your domestic dog.


Breeders Give Thanks

What Coton, Bedlington, Chihuahua, and Shar Pei breeders are most thankful for.


Disaster Plan Packing List

You won't have time then so print this list.


More Disaster Survival

Tailored to families with children and pets.


Emergency Evacuation With Pets

Cell phone and medications isn’t enough.


Find An Ethical Breeder

who will be there after the sale with advice!


Small Dog Safety

They think they're giants and act accordingly.


Who Takes Care Of The Dog?

Prepare them with this before you go.


Are You A Good Dog Owner?

Take quick quiz to learn WHY pets are not welcome in many places...


Why Choose A Purebred?

Prefer to gamble or bet on a sure thing?


Guard and Bully Breeds

AKC judge says think “ahead” to prevent trouble.


Sneezing Communication

Do you understand your dog’s body language?


Your Breed Choice Must Fit

AKC judge explains breed characteristics.


The Human/Dog Connection

Psychologist shares amazing revelations about both species.


Canine Jealousy Explained

How to introduce the family dog to the new baby.


Seniors in the household? Choose a calm, easy-care breed.  Dogs help seniors get more exercise and simply stroking a dog lowers heart rate and blood pressure.


Who Gets Custody of The Pet?

Divorce court concern solved by a dog "judge".


Empty Arm Syndrome

There is no comfort when your pet dies but AKC judge says fill your heart with another pet.


Just A Pet ? True Story

What a clumsy puppy did for a WWII veteran who served his country at great cost.


The Old Man, Old Dog

How far will you read before you understand?


History Of The Dog

from ancient breeds to today's lapdog.


A well-trained guarding breed is the best all-around personal security protection.




is a safe place, chock-full of , it's also a great opportunity for parents to help the kids teach the dog to respect rules and schedules, and to feed the dog!


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Disaster Survival Plan

Professor's plan for pet owners with Normalcy Bias who need essential reality.


Safety Tips

Don't be an April Fool...Puppy safety is like child safety as they explore and discover life. Here’s how to protect your pet and your budget.


Tethering Or Tying

There are many reasons to tie up a dog for 10 to 15 few minutes but "tethering" him where you can’t see him is unforgivable.


Best Breeds For Kids!

A "dog for the kids" to teach responsibility.


Vital Tips To Manage Your Dog

Collars, diet, jumping up, toenails, vet exams, biting...


Stuck on a problem with your family dog? We've got simple solutions in...


Canine health can be helped by solving problems all dog owners face sooner or later.Dog Dilemmas?


Mange, allergies, heat stress, fencing, behavior, safety tips for family harmony


Reggie the Labrador Retriever, his name was TANKReggie's Letter

It will bring tears to your eyes but we run it every Veteran's Day. As you enjoy the freedom we celebrate, you know who to thank... and hug your dog, he understands.


Pet Leasing Scam

Pet shop rip-offs covered on CBS news!


Housebreaking Puppy In 4 Days

It's the first thing puppy must learn, critical to his survival as a house dog.


Can A Family Dog Come Back?

A dog dies but then a miracle takes place; true story!


DON’T Rules For Dog Owners

Print this out for new owners! They’ll think of you every time they say “DON’T”


Do You Have A Personal Dog?

Remember Lassie, Lad or Sergeant Preston's King?


Non-Allergenic Family Dog?

Dr. McNicholas on how dogs boost a child's immune system.


How Dogs Are Different

Compared to all other domestic animals.


Picking Up The Poo

Pooper-scooper laws prevent disease and...


Fencing The Family Dog!

Practical, plus shocking truth on ELECTRIC fences.


Big Boy, True Hurricane Rescue

Animals suffered as did people but this amazing dog story soothes the heart...


Disaster Preparedness

Vet advises Rescue Remedy and innovative gadgets like Pet GPS locators!


Grieving Pets Need Help

How scent can help a dog through this tragic time.


Common Sense

Online questions show how little we know!


Anxiety Or Destructive Behavior

How to solve problems dogs can’t understand.


Dog Bite Statistics

can affect your Homeowner's Insurance.


3 Most Aggressive Dog Breeds

This list will surprise you and help you decide!




Training A Dog


There's nothing more rewarding for you and the family dog than training, done right.


Why Elephants Are Like Dogs

Insight from this video will change how you perceive your Best Friend's needs.


Health studies prove that children who grow up with a family dog are overall healthier and have stronger immune systems.


Teach the importance of reading to your child.KID'S PLACE


A great place to instill the pleasure of reading and to learn about dogs, rules, responsibility and so much more...


A "Forever" Family Member

How to insure the dog fits your family BEFORE purchase or adoption.


Family & Home Protection

Peace of mind is a burglar alarm that loves you.


Most Faithful Dog

This dog attends mass every day. Does he pray to be with his owner?


HSUS' Responsible Breeders

How HSUS defines us and advises families...


4th Of July Trauma

Celebration with explosions and shouting crowds can traumatize your dog so leave him home on the 4th!


Why Not A Designer Dog?

Why cross breeding inferior purebreds disappoints.


Super Hound To The Rescue

fascinating facts on Dogs Finding Dogs...


Coonhound Rescue Walk

Extraordinary mountain scenery in MA.


Choosing A Personal Dog

It's surprisingly easy to match your lifestyle and needs.


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