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Feb 29, 2024

Top 10 Dog Training Tips for New Owners

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We've compiled a list of ten dog training tips for new owners who want to achieve success with training their new dog.

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Feb 28, 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Adventures With Your Dog

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If you're planning some outdoor adventures with your dog, you might want to check out our tips to make it a memorable occasion.

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Feb 27, 2024

The Best Dog Food for Your Small Breed Dog - Small Dog Place

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Feeding the best dog food you can afford goes a long way towards insuring your dog’s health. Learn whether your dog food gets an A+ Grade.

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Feb 12, 2024

How to Stop a Dog From Jumping on People: Step-by-Step

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If you want to stop a dog from jumping on people (you or guests), there are a few easy training tricks you can use to curb this annoying behavior.

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Feb 09, 2024

How to Bathe a Dog: Comprehensive Guide to Dog Baths

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If you are wondering how to bathe a dog, relax. Many people wonder if there is an easy way to give a quick but thorough bath to their small dog. Learn how.

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Feb 08, 2024

150 + Red Dog Names Perfect for your Flaming Hot Puppy

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A very large list of red dog names perfect for dogs, cats or other small pets that have red hair or the personality that screams RED

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Feb 08, 2024

Miniature Border Collie: Beauty and Intelligence in a Small Dog

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Have you heard? The Miniature Border Collie comes in a smaller package: Smarts, personality, and energy to burn, Find out if this is the dog for you.

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Feb 08, 2024

11 Best Small Dogs Good With Children

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There are many dogs good with children, but finding the right one takes a little research. Explore our top picks of small dogs great with children

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Jan 31, 2024

10 Tips to Pet Proof Your Home Against Electrical Hazards

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Here are 10 basic tips for you to pet proof your home against electrical hazards so everyone stays safe.

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Jan 31, 2024

Tips for Reducing Stress During Vet Visits

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Here are some practical ways to help you and your furry companion feel more relaxed during visits to the veterinarian.

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Jan 22, 2024

Small Dog Lifestyle: Living with One or More Tiny Dogs

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Small Dogs Lifestyle groups a variety of articles that help dog owners cope with life with one or more small dogs/

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Jan 13, 2024

Dog Names Based on Food: Unusual Pet Names for the Foodie at Heart

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People chose dog names based on food because they want something unique and different. The extensive list includes great names based on all kinds of food.

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Jan 12, 2024

The Teacup Puppy: Who They Are? Cost? Lifespan? Health Concerns?

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The teacup puppy has become a sought after pet, but do they live up to all that hype? Read about the pros and cons of these tiny dogs.

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Jan 09, 2024

Scottish Dog Names: Great Ideas for Your Scottish Bred Dog

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An extensive list of popular Scottish Dog Names for your girl or boy puppy.

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Jan 09, 2024

250 + Amazing Dog Names for a Blue or Gray Dog

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250 dog names for a blue or gray dog which also includes puppies that are silver, charcoal, or one of the many shades of gray.

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Jan 07, 2024

Girl Dog Names Beginning With D: A Comprehensive Guide

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Girl dog names beginning with D is one in a series of pages on beautiful and clever female dog names.

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Jan 07, 2024

Why Do Dogs Eat Paper and Tissues: Causes and Solutions

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Why do dogs eat paper is a question you're probably asking if you have a paper-eating-dog. There many reasons and also many solutions.

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Jan 06, 2024

Chinese Crested Powderpuff Variety--Small Breed Dogs

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The Chinese Crested Powderpuff maybe one of those best-kept secrets of the dog world—gentle, happy, loving and totally devoted to his owner.

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Jan 06, 2024

Plane Travel with Dogs in 2024: 6 Tips to Make Your Trip Safe and Fun

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If plane travel with dogs or just one favorite small dog is in your future, you will want to know how to make it safe and relatively care free.

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Jan 06, 2024

Choosing The Right Dog Chew Toys Without Chewing Through Your Budget

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Dog chew toys are practically a must for busy puppies and older dogs that love to chew. Learn how to choose the best while leaving the rest behind.

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Jan 06, 2024

Shorkie, Shih Tzu--Yorkie Hybrid: What You Should Know

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A Shorkie is what you get when you cross a Shih Tzu and a Yorkshire terrier. Learn about appearance, personality, health concerns and grooming requirements.

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Jan 06, 2024

Morkies: Maltese - Yorkshire Terrier Mix

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What are Morkies? These little dogs seem to have the best of both breeds. Learn more

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Jan 06, 2024

Ultimate List of Tan Dog Names for that Cream or Beige Dog

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Tan Dog Names includes an extensive list of names to use with a cream colored, beige, fawn, gold or Isabella colored dog.

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Jan 04, 2024

Over 200 Old man Dog Names: What's Old is New Again

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Here's a sizable list of old man dog names for that new puppy that has an old soul. Some popular 50 or 100 years ago, others go way back.

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Dec 27, 2023

Ultimate Dog Names Resource: Index to All Dog and Puppy Names

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Need some good dog names ? Hundreds of thousands of dog names are referenced on this page. Rules for naming your puppy and suggestions for the perfect name

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Dec 27, 2023

Kratom for Dogs: Is it a Safe Alternative for Pain: A Complete Guide

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Kratom is a tropical plant that mainly comes from parts of Indonesia, Thailand, New Guinea, and Malaysia. Kratom has gained a lot of popularity. Is it safe?

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Dec 27, 2023

Children And Dog Safety: Match in Heaven or Disaster Waiting to Happen

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Children and dog safety should always be a priority for parents and caregivers. Everything you need to know.

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Dec 26, 2023

Clever Disney & Cartoon Dog Names for Your New Pup or Dog

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Hundreds of Disney & Cartoon Dog Names from all your favorite characters--choose one that is right for your new puppy.

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Dec 20, 2023

Spanish Dog Names for Your Spanish Dog Breed

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An extensive list of great Spanish dog names for your breeds from Spanish speaking nations.

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Dec 18, 2023

Small Dog, Big Love - Tips for a Happy Dog or Puppy Homecoming

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Comfort for our furry friends in their home is essential. But dogs can experience feelings of anxiety particularly when they enter a new living space.

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Dec 12, 2023

Dog Names from Movies: Choose a Name Based on a Celebrity Dog

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Huge assortment of dog names from movies to consider when naming your new dog.

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Dec 08, 2023

How to Save On Puppy Supplies: 10 Proven Ways

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If you want to save on puppy supplies, you will want to check out these ten hacks that will save you money while still pampering your pup.

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Dec 06, 2023

Dog Senses: Surprising Facts on How Your Dog Perceives His World

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Dog Senses are similar to ours such as hearing, smelling, seeing, taste, and touch. But,we live in very different worlds. See how we're alike and different.

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Dec 06, 2023

Can Dogs See Neon Colors? The Surprising Eyesight of Your Pup

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Can Dogs See Neon Colors? Dogs' eyes, just like ours, are magical windows to the world. But, the view from their side of the window is slightly different.

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Dec 02, 2023

Tips on the Shih Tzu Life Expectancy & Health

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Shih Tzus are known for their affectionate nature and distinctive appearance.Follow our Shih Tzu life expectancy tips to ensure a long and healthy life.

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Dec 02, 2023

Exercising and Bonding with Your Small Dog: 7 Tips to Success

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Using these proven 7 tips, exercising and bonding with your small dog will become not only natural, but result in a strong attachment that lasts a lifetime.

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Dec 02, 2023

The Intersection Between the Family Dog and Family health

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Learn how your family dog intersects with your family's health in surprising ways.

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Dec 02, 2023

Health Benefits of Dogs: 5 Powerful Ways Your Dog Makes You Healthier

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There are many health benefits of dogs that include not only physical but emotional and even mental

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Nov 30, 2023

Lakeland Terrier: Bold Hunter or Affectionate Family Dog?

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The Lakeland Terrier is bold, energetic and intelligent. Find out if this is the best breed for you and your family?

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Nov 30, 2023

5 Ways to Help Your Small Handicapped Dog

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If you have a disabled or handicapped dog, you'll no doubt on the look-out for ways to improve is life. Here's a few tips you can implement immediately

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Nov 30, 2023

Favorite Dog Breeds for Families

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Favorite Dog Breeds for Families describes the best ones that are perfect for families with children. Which one will be your next best family member.

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Nov 30, 2023

20 Best Dog Breeds for Seniors and Retirees | Small Dog Place

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20 Best Dog Breeds for Seniors provides 20 top choice dog breeds for retirees. Links to information on each breed.

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Nov 29, 2023

Best Two Syllable Dog Names for Boys and Girls

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Some of the best two syllable dog names are also the easiest for your dog to learn quickly and for you to say easily when training.

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Nov 29, 2023

British Dog Names for your English Born Dog Breed

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British dog names are so popular for so many breeds that originated in the U.K. See if one of these would be perfect for your new puppy.

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Nov 29, 2023

Divorce Dog Custody: Who Gets to Keep the Dog in a Divorce?

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Divorce dog custody cases are more common than you think.

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Nov 29, 2023

American Eskimo Dog--Small Dog Breed Profile

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American Eskimo Dog, or Eskie offers intelligence, loyalty, beauty among the many positive traits. Learn why it's easy to love an Eskie.

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Nov 29, 2023

Luna

We adopted Luna 6 months ago. She previously lived in an outdoor pen with 16 other dogs. She is currently 2 years old and still adapting to life with

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Nov 26, 2023

Dog Agility: An Introduction to the sport for the Rest of Us

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Ever watched a dog agility match and thought, wow, that might be fun to try? This article provides an easy way to introduce your dog and you to the sport.

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Nov 26, 2023

The perfect heel for your dog: Can Your Dog Walk on a Leash?

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If you want to achieve the perfect heel for your dog, try this step by step process and find out how easy it can be.

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About Janice (author and voice behind this site)

Having lived with dogs and cats most of her life, Janice served as a veterinary technician for ten years in Maryland and twelve years as a Shih Tzu dog breeder in Ohio.

Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology with a minor in biology, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing, and a master's in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a lifelong learner, a dog lover, and passionate about the welfare of animals. Her favorite breed for over 50 years has been the Shih Tzu, but she has also lived with poodles, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, beagles, English bulldogs, carin terriers, and a Cocker Spaniel.

When not writing, reading, and researching dog-related topics, she likes to spend time with her eight Shih Tzu dogs, husband, and family, as well as knitting and crocheting. She is also the voice behind Miracle Shih Tzu and Smart-Knit-Crocheting

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