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Dog Travel Blog

Dog Travel Blog

Recently a client had a special request: Can you transport my dog to Ireland to meet me? With such a unique opportunity, I had to accept the job and I want to share with you some important steps you need to take before flying with…

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All harnesses are not created equal.

All harnesses are not created equal.

Many people want to “master” the walk and want more control than the traditional collar and leash provides.  Harnesses are a good way to encourage or discourage your dog from pulling.  Once you decide the activity you want to do with you dog, you’ll want…

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A Foster Home For the Holidays

A Foster Home For the Holidays

Give a lonely shelter pet a foster home for the holidays at FurryFoster.com As pet parents, we’ve all heard about adopting a pet but what about fostering a shelter dog or cat? The holidays are a time to celebrate family and, while we can’t adopt every pet,…

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Audrey’s Real Roar! (Raw Diet Blog)

Audrey’s Real Roar! (Raw Diet Blog)

Seven years ago Audrey was brought into our pack to ease our Alaskan Malamute’s separation anxiety.  Audrey is a Golden Retriever and has several food allergies.  Whenever Audrey ate “sub-standard” food she would either break into a rash or become itchy and create hot spots….

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Fostering

Fostering

When a person chooses to foster a dog, he or she accepts the responsibility of socializing a dog to an urban environment. Your foster dog looks up to you for guidance and reassurance that he or she is safe and that you will protect him…

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How To Walk 8 Dogs

How To Walk 8 Dogs

The bond between human and canine is strengthened with every walk around the neighborhood. The leader of that walk, and in turn the pack, is the one in front controlling the leash. *Take a Loose Leash Lesson to learn how to properly walk your dogs…

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Orion And His Sheep Herding

Orion And His Sheep Herding

Meet Orion, an Australian Shepherd whom The Barking Lot (TBL) rescued in September 2012.  When Orion was young, his owners left him in the yard where he learned how to guard and defend his territory.  After his owners abandon him, he was brought to the…

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How To Successfully Introduce A Second Dog Into Your Family

How To Successfully Introduce A Second Dog Into Your Family

After weeks or months of planning and consideration, you made the decision to get another dog. Two dogs are as easy to take care of as one dog, if your first dog has been well trained and will model good dog-manners to the new dog….

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Introducing a New Dog to Your Pack.

Introducing a New Dog to Your Pack.

When you make the decision to adopt a second, or third, or forth, etc., dog into your pack, it is important that you control the initial introduction.  You need to know your current dog’s personality and what triggers he or she may have that could…

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Jumping for Joy, or to Annoy?

Jumping for Joy, or to Annoy?

There is no greater greeting than when our dogs greet us when we get home. Their unbridled joy and excitement can make the grayest of days turn around. However, when the dogs jump and claw to excess, or to our unsuspecting guests, his or her…

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