Why I use a shock collar on my dog
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Why I use a shock collar on my dog

My Lab mix Ace has never needed a shock collar (e-collar), but I had no hesitations using one with him as a safety precaution on my parents’ property.

DogNation.net donating $500 prize to ‘best’ shelter – vote now
Dog adoption

DogNation.net donating $500 prize to ‘best’ shelter – vote now

Have you voted for your favorite shelter or rescue group in DogNation.net’s “Best Friend’s Friend” contest? The winning organization will receive a $500 donation.

How cold is too cold for a dog walk? Dog walking challenge day 1
Dog exercise

How cold is too cold for a dog walk? Dog walking challenge day 1

When is it too cold for a dog walk? Personally, I think you can always walk for at least 10 minutes.

Are rescue groups and shelters neutering puppies too young?
Animal humane issues

Are rescue groups and shelters neutering puppies too young?

How young is too young to spay or neuter a puppy? And, are rescue groups making the right choice by spaying and neutering puppies at 8 weeks old?

That Mutt’s walking and training challenge starts tomorrow
Dog exercise

That Mutt’s walking and training challenge starts tomorrow

Our 21-day dog walking and training challenge starts tomorrow (Monday). To join, commit to walking your dog any distance you’d like every day for 21 days.

Is Puppy Swap real?
Dog adoption

Is Puppy Swap real?

Is Puppy Swap a real service? You could just about imagine it, right? A puppy subscription service?

PuppySwap – the new puppy subscription service
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PuppySwap – the new puppy subscription service

Puppy Swap subscription service? Check it out and let me know what you think.

Seeking nominations: PetMeds will donate $2K to adoptable pet in need
Dog adoption

Seeking nominations: PetMeds will donate $2K to adoptable pet in need

Jan. 24 is Change A Pet’s Life Day, and 1-800PetMeds plans to change the lives of multiple pets through a contest where it will donate $2,000 to an adoptable pet’s surgery or treatment.

Can we expect to see some fat Labs at Westminster again this year?
Dog health

Can we expect to see some fat Labs at Westminster again this year?

Is a dog healthy as long as it meets the “breed standard?” SlimDoggy.com brought up some excellent questions on the health of Labradors.

That Mutt’s 21-day dog walking and training challenge #ActiveMutts
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That Mutt’s 21-day dog walking and training challenge #ActiveMutts

I decided to create a fun, motivational 21-day dog walking and dog training challenge. It starts Monday Jan. 12, and there’s prizes too!

My Perfect Pet review and giveaway – fresh, lightly cooked dog food
Dog food

My Perfect Pet review and giveaway – fresh, lightly cooked dog food

My dog Ace tried some fresh food from a company called My Perfect Pet. My Perfect Pet is a good option for those who want to feed their dogs real, fresh food.

Pitbull rescued from Michael Vick’s dog fighting compound dies
Animal humane issues

Pitbull rescued from Michael Vick’s dog fighting compound dies

So sad to hear that another one of the dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s dog-fighting compound in 2007 has died. Gracie, a black pitbull, died Monday, according to CNN.com.

Dog training goals 2015 – and why dog training is never complete
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Dog training goals 2015 – and why dog training is never complete

I want to show new dog owners that a dog is never fully “trained.” It’s an endless work in progress, at least for me.