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

October 5th, 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

November 30th, 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 [https://pupford.com/dog-playing-vs-fighting/] 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

November 30th, 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 27th, 2023

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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

January 31st, 2024

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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

7 Signs of an Overtired Puppy | Pupford

October 5th, 2023

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Have you ever seen a toddler after they’ve missed their nap? Rather than being so tired that they calmly fall asleep the moment they lay down, they unlock a hyper, cranky, and/or defiant side of themselves that you wouldn’t otherwise see. Puppies can be the same way when they're overtired! It’s ea... Continue reading

6 Best Dog Training Books EVERY Pup Parent Should Read | Pupford

November 30th, 2023

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While online learning is valuable beyond compare, there’s something to be said about education through physical books (or ebooks if you must 😜). On that note, I wanted to share three of the best dog training books that I think EVERY pup parent should read! These books will help improve your dog’s ... Continue reading

Can Dogs Eat Blueberries? + Benefits, Recipes & More | Pupford

March 27th, 2023

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If you have a dog who eyes everything you eat, you’ve probably been tempted to share with them. But of course, you want to make sure you’re sharing food with your dog that is safe for them. We get a lot of questions about what types of human food dogs can and can’t eat, and a popular item in questi... Continue reading

[Quiz] What Should You Do With Your Dog This Summer? | Pupford

December 11th, 2023

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Summer is here. That means hot days and cool nights (depending on where you live), and you’re not the only one who is looking for some fun to get into this summer season. Don’t forget about your furry friend who also loves summertime activities. Related Reading: 25 Fun Activities to Do With Your Do... Continue reading

15 Summer Safety Tips for Dogs + 3 Bonus Hacks for Dogs in the City | Pupford

January 3rd, 2024

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Imagine wearing a jacket all day long in the middle of July… That’s essentially what our dogs do! And unfortunately, dog heat stroke is a serious problem and can sneak up on you quickly! So, in this article, I’m going to give you 15 dog summer safety tips to help your pup stay cool, protected, and... Continue reading

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