Owning a dog can be good for your health

Dogs have been man’s best friend for centuries, and there’s a reason for that. Dogs are not only loyal and loving companions, but the benefits of owning a dog include that they can have a positive impact on your health. Numerous studies have shown that owning a dog can lead to better physical health, including …

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Why Do Dogs Sleep With Their Tongue Out?

Close-up of a dog sleeping with its tongue out

Have you ever noticed your dog sleeping with their tongue out? It’s quite common for dogs to sleep with the tip of their tongue sticking out, or even with a large part of their tongue dangling out of their mouth. The good news is that sleeping with their tongue out is perfectly normal behavior for …

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Why Do Dogs Smell Good When They Sleep?

A dog sleeping on a blanket

Ok, we’re going to be honest, we were more than a little sceptical when we heard people talking about their dogs smelling good when they sleep. It’s a popular question on sites like Quora and Reddit, but surely people are just imagining it? After all, why would sleeping make a dog smell noticeably different? Well, …

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Why Do Dogs Sleep More When It Rains? (4 Good Reasons!)

A dog sleeping by a window as it rains outside

Have you noticed your dog sleeping more when it’s raining? It might seem strange to connect the weather outside with how much a dog sleeps inside, but there is a connection. In fact, there are actually 4 good reasons (and 2 popular myths!) to explain why dogs sleep more when it rains. Read on to …

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Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails In Their Sleep?

A dog wagging its tail in its sleep

You’re sat on the sofa enjoying a cup of coffee while your dog snoozes on the rug by your feet. Everything is calm and quiet. You might even be enjoying the smell of your dog sleeping. But then the silence is broken by a strange noise… *Thud*… *Thud*… *Thud*… You look down to see your …

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Why Do Dogs Sleep With Their Bum Facing You?

Dog sleeping with bum facing the camera

Most dog owners, we’re sure, have been there. It’s late at night, and you’re preparing to snuggle up with your dog and watch a movie before turning in. When your dog joins you in bed, it immediately turns its furry bum away and lies down on the bed with its head tilted away from you. …

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Best Martingale Dog Collars

If your dog has ever slipped out of his collar or harness, you know how terrifying that moment can be. Even if you’ve just watched another dog owner scrambling to get their loose dog back, you’ve seen the chaos that can ensue. One solution, particularly for dogs prone to startling or who often slip out …

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Best Calming Collars for Dogs

Most dogs get hyped at least once in a while, and some show off their hyper bursts of energy every time you walk in the door. But sometimes, excitement and stress can get a little harder to handle than a quick case of the zoomies.  Dogs can suffer from separation anxiety when their owners go …

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Best Reflective Dog Collars

Reflective dog collar on a dog bone pattern background

Every dog owner knows the importance of having a dog collar for their pet. Not only is a collar used to attach a leash, but it also shows that the dog has an owner. A reflective dog collar is perfect for you if you want your four-legged friend to feel safe when walking at night. …

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Best LED Dog Collars

Illumiseen LED dog collar

You’ve got a lot of choices for dog collars, with many styles designed to help with different training challenges or dog sizes and behaviors.  LED dog collars are one option that can help make your job of keeping your dog safe a little easier, particularly at night.  What are LED dog collars? An LED dog …

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Pinch Collars: Why Pinch Collars Are Bad

Dog pinch collar on dog bone background

Pinch collars – also known as choke collars, poke collars or prong collars – are a type of dog collar that tighten around the dog’s neck, inflicting pain. The theory is that pinch collars can be used as a training tool, with the discomfort caused by the pinch collar being used to train the dog …

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Ultrasonic Dog Bark Control Devices

Ultrasonic Bark Control Device

Ultrasonic dog bark control devices use high frequency sounds to train a dog to stop barking. There are many different types of ultrasonic bark stoppers on the market and different products work in different ways. One key difference is that some devices detect barking and automatically play the sound, while others require the dog owner …

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Best Inflatable Dog Collars

Dog wearing an inflatable collar on a dog bone background

Uh oh. Your dog landed himself in the dreaded “cone of shame” and you have to keep him from licking. They might have an injury or a bad habit, like chewing on their paws. Or maybe it’s not their fault at all – dogs that just had their spay or neuter surgery need to keep …

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Can You Use a Shock Collar on a Puppy?

Puppy on a dog bone background

We’re often asked whether it is ok to use a shock collar on a puppy. Or at what age it becomes ok to start using a shock collar on your dog. The answer is that we don’t recommend using shock collars on puppies or on dogs of any age. Shock collars deliver painful electric shocks …

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