How Do Dogs Show Affection? 20 Ways Dogs Show Love to Humans | Pupford

January 16th, 2023

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Kisses, belly rubs, ear scratches, snuggling – there are a lot of ways that we can show our dogs affection. But how do dogs show affection to us humans?! We talk a lot about how dogs communicate with humans and each other, but we haven’t really touched on how dogs show affection and love. Today w... Continue reading

Cue vs Command – Why It Matters | Pupford

March 10th, 2022

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Do the words we use in dog training matter? In this episode, we break down why the distinction of “cue” vs “command” matters and how it can benefit your dog’s behavior! But, first a quick story about plants. a house plant study about positivity [https://pupford.b-cdn.net/assets%2Fblog%2Fcues-vs-co... Continue reading

How Much Should My Puppy Eat a Day (and How Frequently)? | Pupford

December 9th, 2022

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If it seems like your puppy is growing bigger literally by the day, your mind may not be playing tricks on you. During a puppy’s first few months of life they are constantly growing and changing. And they need a lot of food to support that growth. But exactly how much should a puppy eat in a day a... Continue reading

Finding Dog-Friendly Places: An Interview with Jamie from Dog Spotted | Pupford

November 21st, 2022

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A couple of the most challenging experiences as a pup parent can be finding a good vet and finding dog-friendly places in your area! In this episode, we sat down with Jamie Ruden from Dog Spotted. [https://dogspotted.com/] We discussed ways to make this process easier, and even a new tool she relea... Continue reading

Dog Fence Fighting: Why Dogs Do It & How to Stop Barrier Aggression & Frustration | Pupford

January 13th, 2023

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One of the benefits of having a fenced yard is to be able to let your dog out to do their business, play, and get some fresh air, off-leash. But it can be really frustrating if your dog growls, barks, snarls, or jumps at the dog on the other side of the fence. This type of barrier aggression and fru... Continue reading

Dog Zoomies (aka FRAPs): Why, When & What To Do | Pupford

February 3rd, 2023

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Your pup comes sprinting through your living room, running in large, wide circles with seemingly no desire to stop… It’s the DOG ZOOMIES! And while this slightly ‘crazy’ behavior can be confusing at first, we’re here to break down everything you need to know about dog (or puppy) zoomies! Let’s get... Continue reading

What Does My Dog’s Poop Mean? | Pupford

February 16th, 2022

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Let’s talk about poop. Yes, really. It may not be the most fun or glamorous topic we cover, but it’s important nonetheless. To warm us up, let’s start with some poop trivia! Believe it or not, your dog’s poop can tell you and your vet a lot of useful information about their health [https://pupfo... Continue reading

5 Types of Enrichment for Dogs (With Examples) | Pupford

March 14th, 2022

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While you might already be familiar with enrichment, do you know the types of enrichment for dogs? In this episode, I’ll give you 5 specific types of enrichment with examples for each type. Understanding the types of enrichment for your pup will help you improve on each one and give your dog a mor... Continue reading

[Video] Does Tug Cause Aggression in Dogs? With Emily Fitzpatrick VSA-CDT | Pupford

December 1st, 2022

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You may have heard this little myth that tug of war can cause aggression in dogs. But is there proof to back that up? Should we be playing tug of war with dogs? In this video, Emily Fitzpatrick VSA-CDT, owner of Misunderstood Mutt [https://www.misunderstoodmutt.com/], takes the time to break down t... Continue reading

10 Ways to Make Valentine's Day Special for Your Dog | Pupford

August 5th, 2022

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You know the traditions – flowers, chocolates, a well-thought-out card, maybe even a nice dinner date. Valentine’s Day is all about showing that special person how much we love them. But what about that special dog? While a box of chocolates is a BIG no for our pups (and some flowers too!), there ... Continue reading