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A team of four especially cuddly pups are making headlines. Golden retrievers Luther, Ruthie, Hannah, and Rufus comforted runners, attendees, and victims’ families during the Boston Marathon. The team of pups, the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry, travels all over the U.S., providing love and affection when people need it most.
Unfortunately, not all pooches are so well-behaved and their actions — far from comforting us — can cause frustration and headaches. With some slight adjustments, that can change. Train your dog the right way, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the results.
Train Dogs To Enjoy Alone Time
A large portion of misbehavior can be attributed to restlessness or acting out when you’re not home. (more…)
We Love Our Doggies
Did you know that nearly 50 million U.S. households own a dog? That’s nearly 50 percent of all households! Dogs are our companions and tried and true friends. They greet us when we get home, they love on us when we are sad, and they are always up for a walk or belly rub. If […]
If you’re among the 46.3 million households in the U.S. that have a dog, you’ve most likely heard some pretty ridiculous “facts” about dogs. Turns out, some popular “facts” like “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” are just myths! Check out the following myths about dogs so you know what’s true and what’s […]
There is nothing that people love in America more than their pets. Yeah, I know it may sound silly, but this is definiltey true. Just think about first and foremost whether or not you own a pet. Then, think about all of your friend that owne either a cat or a dog or some pet, […]
- Hemingway’s Six-Toed Cats Ride Out Hurricane Irma in Key West
The 54 cats, many of them descendants of one owned by Hemingway, live at the author’s house in Key West, which was hit hard by Hurricane Irma. [...]
- The Litter Box as Litmus Test: Can This Marriage Be Scooped?
A wife is concerned about having children with a husband who was controlling about her scooping style, then abandoned care of their cat entirely. [...]
- ‘Dear Sugars’: The Truth About Cats and Dogs
The Sugars, along with the writer Julie Barton, answer letters about pet dilemmas and the ways these creatures affect human relationships. [...]
- Judge John Hodgman on Pets Who Share Names with Humans
Whom do you love more: your cat or your nephew? [...]
- How to Move When You Have Dogs and Cats
Packing up and relocating can be a logistical nightmare, and having pets may only complicate matters. Here are tips to make moving less stressful. [...]