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How to tire out your crazy dog and other popular posts in 2014

The following are my most popular blog posts written in 2014, according to my trusty friend Google Analytics.

I want to share them again, because I do think these are some of my best posts of the year, and I hope you’ll find them helpful or entertaining.

So here are the top 15 new posts (based on pageviews), starting with the most popular.

Let me know if you have a favorite post from the year. I always like to hear your opinions and feedback.

That Mutt’s top blog posts from 2014

1. Medication for dogs during fireworks

2. How to tire out your hyper, high-energy dog

3. How to manage a dog’s tennis ball obsession

My black Lab mix Ace holds his Planet Dog ball

4. My dog will guard her toy like it’s a puppy

5. My dog gets too excited around other dogs on walks

6. Most dogs don’t need a fenced yard

7. Yes I use shock and prong collars

Golden retriever and springer spaniel wearing shock collars

8. 5 ways to improve your dog’s life

9. Leaving your dog home alone for the first time

10. Stop a dog from whining and barking on walks

11. Senior dog Klyde is 18 years old!

Klyde the 18-year-old dog!

12. But I can’t afford a dental cleaning for my dog

13. 8 ways to advocate for pitbulls if you don’t own a pitbull

14. Will my puppy hold it while I’m at work?

15. Feeding your dog a raw diet – my interview with a vet & breeder

Which post was one of your favorites?

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Anna

Monday 5th of January 2015

I also like the 5 ways to improve your dog's life, how to tire out your dog, you don't need a fenced-in yard to adopt a dog, and the interview with the pro-raw vet. They all apply to our current situation. :-) Thank you and happy New Year, Lindsay!

Lindsay Stordahl

Monday 5th of January 2015

Good to hear! Thanks! :)

Elaine

Friday 2nd of January 2015

My favorites are tiring out a hyper dog and dogs that get too excited around other dogs on walks. These are all great articles though and it was hard to pick favorites. Here's to more awesome posts from That Mutt in 2015! Happy New Year!

Lindsay Stordahl

Monday 5th of January 2015

Thank you! :)

Emma

Wednesday 31st of December 2014

Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing what you have in store for 2015!

Jen Gabbard

Wednesday 31st of December 2014

From this list I really loved 5 Ways to Improve Your Dogs Life, Most Dogs Don't Need a Fenced Yard, and Medication for Dogs During Fireworks. I always love posts that remind us how simple it is to make some big improvements for our dogs such as 20 minute walks. And when it comes to needing a fenced in yard I completely agree; it shouldn't be a requirement when adopting. I live in a rural area and the people who actually have fences just leave their dogs out all day long. I don't like having a fence being used as an excuse to leave your dog unattended for many hours at a time; which it seems to be quite often. And since my last dog had anxiety issues the medication post really resonated with me. I know it's not a fun decision to make but as far as the dogs concerned helping them get through stressful situations with medication is a great way to avoid them having to panic for hours at a time. Looking forward to reading many more great posts in 2015! Have a happy new years eve!

Lindsay Stordahl

Monday 5th of January 2015

Thank you so much for the feedback, Jen!

nancyspoint

Wednesday 31st of December 2014

I enjoy all your posts, but I think my favorite is this one - "Does Every Dog Have a Purpose?" Love that one. Looking forward to reading more of your posts in 2015!