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It’s a Date! Top 11 Tips for a Successful Dog Play Date

When we first adopted Mo, we were excited for all the dog parks we would visit and all the dog friends he would make.  When we realized he was barking and lunging on a leash at other dogs, we really hesitated.  We had been to parks where off leash dogs approached us and Mo (on… Continue reading It’s a Date! Top 11 Tips for a Successful Dog Play Date

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Mast Cell Tumors and my Dog

Mo gets lots of love from me, so that means he gets lots of pets.  There was a time when he wasn't a big fan of affection, but he's really come around.  In an article from vetSTREET, they explain that petting a dog has some benefits for you, like reducing anxiety and stress, lowering blood pressure,… Continue reading Mast Cell Tumors and my Dog

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The Army Dog Life

Pre-Army Life I grew up in the great state of New York.  Growing up, my main interest was competitive swimming.  When I went to college, I swam for their college team and then in grad school, I pursued a degree in Sport Management so that I could follow my dream of becoming a swim coach. … Continue reading The Army Dog Life

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Allies: A Reactive Dog Owner’s Best Friend

As Valentine's Day fast approaches, we can get wrapped up in making sure we have a gift for our loved ones or getting a reservation for that fancy restaurant.  Valentine's Day is a "Hallmark" holiday, but it can also serve as a great reminder to show the ones that are in our lives that we… Continue reading Allies: A Reactive Dog Owner’s Best Friend