Counterconditioning & Dog Desensitization Training Guide | Pupford

March 28th, 2023

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One of the most common dog behavior challenges we see pup parents face is their dog getting over-excited or scared over something, causing their behavior to change. And that's truly where counterconditioning and desensitization come in! For some, it’s a matter of helping your dog gain confidence ar... Continue reading

Dehydration in Dogs: Symptoms, Prevention & Safety Tips | Pupford

February 21st, 2023

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The summer heat is in full force and doggy parents around the world should be focusing on how to keep their dogs happy and healthy as temperatures rise. Dehydration in dogs is a common emergency and it’s important for puppy parents to know the warning signs and the precautions to take to avoid it. ... Continue reading

Why Do Dogs Sniff Butts? 7 Fascinating Things to Know About Backside Smells | Pupford

May 5th, 2023

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I remember being a young dog sitter and taking the dog on a walk, seeing him sniff a dog’s butt, and alarmingly wondering to myself ‘WHY do dogs sniff butts’?! I was 10 years old and thought it was hilarious, of course, but also could tell it probably was for a specific reason. Well, fast forward a... Continue reading

8 Ways to Make Training Sessions With Your Dog More Fun | Pupford

April 4th, 2023

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When you think of having fun with your dog, what do you think of? Probably playing fetch in the park, walking a new trail, or meeting new doggy friends right? Probably not training sessions. But what if we told you that training your dog can – and should – be a lot of fun. If training your dog is... Continue reading

10 Things Only Labrador Retriever People Understand | Pupford

March 1st, 2023

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According to the American Kennel Club [], Labrador Retrievers are among the most popular dog breeds in the United States. For their (parents) people, it’s probably not hard to see why. They are famou... Continue reading

How Dogs Can Improve (or Damage) Our Mental Health: Interview with Chrissy Lawler Licensed Therapist | Pupford

January 23rd, 2023

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Dogs can play a huge role in our mental health journey. But, is it always “improvements”?! I sat down with Chrissy Lawler, a licensed therapist, to discuss the good AND the bad parts of dogs and our mental health. And while dogs typically provide SO much good in our lives, it’s important to unders... Continue reading

Does My Dog Play More When I'm Watching? | Pupford

May 17th, 2023

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We know dogs care about people paying attention to them and generally enjoy human attention. Dog parents often find watching their dog playing [] and having fun both heartwarming and entertaining. Those who have two or more dogs may also enjoy watching ho... Continue reading

10 Things Only Dog Parents Understand | Pupford

June 1st, 2023

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There are certain things only dog parents can understand. Being a dog parent is a gratifying experience. For dog parents, there are two time periods: B.D. (before dogs) and A.D. (after dogs). Most dog parents feel like they can’t imagine life without a dog, even though it means they will always hav... Continue reading

Dog Harness vs Collar: 5 Pros and Cons of Each | Pupford

December 12th, 2022

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Wherever you interact with other pup parents, you’ve probably experienced the harness vs collar debate. While it comes down to your preference and your dog’s needs, there are some pros and cons of both harnesses and collars you must be aware of! In this article, I’ll break down 5 pros and cons of ... Continue reading

How to Teach a Dog to Swim + Can All Dogs Swim? | Pupford

May 3rd, 2023

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Summertime and swimming go together like… whatever two things you like best together! There’s really only one thing we can think of that would make a day of swimming better, and that’s including your dog. While some dogs are naturals, others need a little bit more guidance and help when it comes t... Continue reading

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