Why Does My Dog Steal My Socks and Shoes? Plus, Ways to Stop it | Pupford

January 24th, 2023

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If you often find yourself pacing around your house looking for the other sock or shoe that you swore you just saw, this post is for you. If you’ve ever chased your dog around with your shoe or slipper in their mouth (which we don’t actually recommend doing by the way… more on that later), this pos... Continue reading

Is Dog Growling Always a Sign of Aggression? Dog Growling Explained | Pupford

January 24th, 2023

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Growling is one of the many ways dogs communicate, and it's important for humans who interact with dogs to understand what it means and the proper way to react. Growling is a vocal expression of a dog's discomfort, which generally follows visual cues. Growling gets a bad reputation because humans f... Continue reading

Wood Chew Toys for Dogs: Which to Avoid, Which are Safe, and Benefits | Pupford

January 23rd, 2023

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Whether it was a stick in the backyard or the leg of your dining room table (ugh), odds are your dog has chewed on wood at some point in their lives. Odds are also that they really enjoyed it. It makes sense if you think about it – wood is one of the most readily available things for dogs to chew ... Continue reading

10 of the Most Important Things to Teach Your Puppy | Pupford

January 24th, 2023

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The holiday season and the new year are common times for families to bring a puppy into their home. While it’s a super exciting venture for any family, it can also be a bit overwhelming. This time of year we get a lot of questions along the lines of “I’m getting a puppy and preparing to train them ... Continue reading

Your Brain’s Best Friend? It Might Be Your Dog | Pupford

December 27th, 2022

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Feeling sluggish? Not feeling mentally alert? Struggling to make decisions? You may just need to pet a dog… At least, that’s what the initial findings from a group of researchers have to say! While all research can have limitations, the findings of the effects of contact with a dog on prefrontal ... Continue reading

Tips for Training Dogs Around Distractions | Pupford

January 24th, 2023

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Has your dog ever mastered a behavior in training sessions or at home only to have it all go out the window in a real-world setting? We’ve all been there. Likely, distractions are to blame. People walking by, squirrels darting across the road [https://pupford.com/stop-chasing-squirrels/], the sme... Continue reading

Do Dogs Understand Holidays? | Pupford

January 24th, 2023

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The holiday season is a busy time of year with all the social engagements due to Thanksgiving [https://pupford.com/thanksgiving-foods-dogs-can-eat/], Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year's parties, extra visitors in the house, shopping for gifts and groceries, and lots of delicious cooking in the kitch... Continue reading

Can Dogs Get Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? | Pupford

January 23rd, 2023

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Have you ever noticed that rainy days can make you sad or sleepy? Alternatively, warm, sunny days might make you happier, while scorching days could make you sluggish. Of course, we are also well aware of the well-known saying on Game of Thrones - Winter Is Coming. And even if you're not a GOT chara... Continue reading

How to Fill A Dog’s Emotional Cup | Pupford

January 24th, 2023

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“You can’t pour from an empty cup.” I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase before, but have you really thought about what it means – what is the cup? What are we pouring? What happens when it’s empty? We hear the phrase a lot in terms of self-love, and making sure our own needs are met before (or while... Continue reading

How Many Times a Day Should You Walk a Dog? Focus on THIS Instead | Pupford

December 13th, 2022

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While you may be wanting to know how many times a day you should walk your dog, I want to convince you in this article to think about this question differently! Before you close this tab, stick with me for a few minutes. By the end of this article, I promise you’ll feel more confident in assessing ... Continue reading