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10 Things We Can Learn From Man’s Best Friend About How To Be Better People

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How to Live Better and Love Like A Dog It's been a crappy few months, full of negative media, protests, violence, work stress, health issues, weather issues and a broken sewer pipe. People seem to be sharing hate...

A Sign of Solidarity: Why this Woman’s Matching Tattoo is so Inspiring

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Matching Tattoos: Sending a Message of Solidarity for Puppy Mill Survivors Vanessa Marie Rose never expected that a small gesture she made for her beloved dog, Tobias Funke, would get her the kind of attention she's ...

Are Dogs Really Good For Kids?

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Everyone Knows Dogs Are Man's Best Friend, But Are They Also A Kid's Best Friend? Science Says Yes! The many benefits of having a dog are no secret to most adult dog owners like me. Kilo the Pug is my pampered, s...

Award Winner Shares Her Motivations For Animal Rescue

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Award Winner Shares Her Motivations For Animal Rescue Kristin Avery is a talented and award-winning blogger dedicated to saving four-legged friends Kristin Avery is fresh off an incredible family trip to Phoenix...

Behind The Scenes With The Backseat Barkers

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Behind The Scenes With The Backseat Barkers What a perfect weekend to combine work and play and have fun in the sun. The Talent Hounds crew was on location May 28th-29th at Toronto's Woodbine Park for Woofstock, then...

Do You Know What A Dog Can See?

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Dog Vision Demystified Are You Curious What Your Dog Can See? I was super curious about whether Kilo the Pug could see different colors or watch TV or see himself in the mirror. So how does a dog see colors? Can ...

Dogs Helping Kids With Autism-Watch & Share

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National Service Dogs Helping Kids With Autism- Please Watch and Share! Here is a beautiful segment from our Talent Hounds documentary featuring National Service Dogs helping families dealing with autism for the be...

Fundraising for Animal Rescues and Shelters

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Fundraising Ideas for Shelters and Rescue Organizations Kilo the Pug started out as our foster dog from Homeward Bound Rescue in Ontario and is now part of our family. My cat Nala was also a rescue. There are ...

Have You Heard of The Tamaskan Dog Breed?

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Get to know Tamaskan Dogs We spoke with talented photographer Michelle Fernandes Fox about her adorable Tamaskan dogs, Phoenix and Pepper, and about their unique role in fostering cats to help them find their forev...

How Amazing Dogs Are Helping Patients In Hospitals

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Why A Passion for Pets Builds a Better World Dogs Are Helping Patients Heal In Hospitals. Given our interest in the human-animal bond, the panel by Dr. Kurt Venator was one of the most interesting at the 2016 Purina...

How celebrities in the music industry help rescue dogs in need

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Celebrities in the Music Industry Save Rescue Dogs' Lives.  Dean Brody, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and more are helping man's best friend! It's no secret that two of the best things in life are dogs and mu...

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Pet?

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When is it Time to Let Go? How Do I Say Goodbye to My Beloved Dog? The love from a dog is deeply unique. Trying to explain this bond in the right words is something only a fellow pet lover would understand.  I...

How These Amazing Service Dogs and School Programs Helps Make the Lives of Kids Better

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COPE Service Dogs in Training Are Helping Keep Kids in School We had the pleasure of meeting Jane Boake the founder and chair of COPE Service Dogs recently and the chance to see the various COPE school programs w...

How To Help Kids And Dogs Interact Safely

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Important For Kids: How To Interact Safely With Dogs We all love dogs and when we’re out and about and see a real cutie it’s easy to forget that not all dogs are sociable. Kilo the Pug looks little and sweet (as...

How To Train Your Dog: Positive Reinforcement vs. Alpha Dog

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How To Train Your Dog Is Positive Reinforcement Or Alpha Dog Methods Best? Should Training Your Dog Be All Fun and Games For You and Your Dog? We have been blown away by how much fun people are having with th...

Is a Total Ban on Certain Choke Collars the Right Answer?

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The Toronto Prong & Choke Collars Total Ban The City of Toronto has banned all chain, choke, and prong collars as of March 1st, 2017.  What do you think? My Personal Opinion I personally never use any type ...

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