Moving with Your Furry Companion: Strategies for a Stress-Free Transition

Guest article written by: Cindy Alridge of Our Dog Friends

Moving with a pet is a significant undertaking that requires careful planning and consideration. Your furry friend's well-being should be a top priority throughout the relocation process. By implementing…

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5 Rainy Day Boredom Busters

It's been raining out all day, and it's important to limit your dog's physical activity in this weather. Wet grass can lead to slips and ACL tears, which no one wants to have to endure. So when you and your dog are housebound or can't run after a ball, here are so…

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Losing (But Winning) The Battle

Today I want to discuss thinking outside the box in terms of pet ownership, something I pride myself on and do a lot of coaching on in this consulting business. I like to help broaden the horizons of pet owners and help them think about things that are bigger than…

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Pleco Fish & Solving Problems with Nature

About a year ago, I watched a movie called The Biggest Little Farm. It was an endearing flick about a small family who decided to start a farm, and wound up solving every problem they had by adding in a component of nature that took care of it. For instance, when …

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Letting Things Go as a Service Dog Handler

The law in America states that pets are not allowed in stores unless deemed pet friendly, with the exception of service animals. Grocery stores with open food cannot be deemed pet friendly per health codes. Yet in so many places, people seem to brush off legal reg…

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Yes, You Have to Get Your Dog's Nails Trimmed

Even those of us who have dogs that don't require brushing and trimming have work to do - nail trimming isn't just cosmetic. Did you know that if your dog's nails are too long, it can severely alter the way they have to walk? 

I'm not just talking about comically…

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The Frustration of Animal Advocates

Every so often (probably more than I should be, because I’m trying to defend my honor) I engage in heated conversation with someone who claims what I do is abusive and cruel.

Anyone who knows me would be floored at such an accusation. And I’m grateful for that sup…

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Your Dog Is Not ALWAYS a Reflection of You

This is for the person who is ashamed of their dog. The dog they can’t take out in public because it will bark, lunge, snap, and cause a scene. The dog who has been to endless trainers and behaviorists, and while significant improvement has been made, still is not…

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The Importance of Gut Loading

Most of us know, even those of us who have never kept a reptile as a pet and never plan to, that reptiles eat bugs. Those of us who do keep reptiles are familiar with a process called gut loading. If you keep a reptile that eats live insects as a pet and you are n…

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Let Them Sniff

If you came to me and said Allegra, my dog is driving me bonkers. I can’t get any work done, I’m always being pestered or they’re getting into something. I throw the ball for them every day, we go for a walk. What am I doing wrong? One of the first things I would …

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Are You Tying Your Horse Correctly?

Simple parts of your day are much more complex when you have a pet. This especially rings true when you have a horse, one of the most accident prone flight animals I have ever worked with. When you combine over 1000 pounds of strength with the tendency to panic an…

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5 Tips to Help Your Senior Dog

I always say that prevention is the best medicine, which is why my 5 year old dog is already on joint support. However if you have a senior in your life that needs a little extra help, here are some things you can do:

  1. Keep their nails trimmed. Dogs find traction o…
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A Lesson in Advocating for Your Dog

Our dogs look to us for guidance. It is up to us to speak for them, advocate for their needs, and set them up for success. Often we think of this as only something to be exercised for dogs that have aggression, explosive tendencies, or issues that need to be worke…

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How To Make Your Groomer Love You

Did you know over 50% of dog breeds need professional grooming or haircut maintenance regularly? Even if your dog doesn't need haircuts, trips to the groomer may be needed for nail trims, gland expressing, or ear cleaning. Grooming is difficult on a dog that is sc…

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First Aid Tips & Tricks

How many times have you thought about first aid for your pet? Do they have anything in the medical cabinet for their needs? If not, here are some ideas for a simple first aid kit you can build at home for your dog:

Stored in a clean cosmetics travel bag, Phoenix h…

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5 Amazing Tips to Train Your Dog

Posted on February 15th, 2023

Training your dog is one of the most important things you can do to ensure a happy and healthy relationship between you and your furry friend. Whether you have a new puppy or an older dog that needs some obedience training, these 5 t…

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Why Pet Nutrition is Important?

Posted on February 14th, 2023

As a pet owner, you want the best for your furry friend, and that includes their nutrition. Just like us, what our pets eat affects their overall health and wellbeing. In this blog, we’ll explore why pet nutrition is so important and…

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