Dog of the Month: The Border Collie

From the herding group, the Border Collie is an active breed with tenacity for the work they were bred to do!  Often referred to as a workaholic, this dog loves to be active and have a job.  A black and white dog with flowing hair this canine always seems to be smiling which makes it very inviting to approach.  These dogs are found doing work on a farm or possibly in Frisbee or agility competition. Temperament The Border Collie is very willing and desires to please their owner making them easily trainable.  They do well with older children due to

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4 Tips to Help Your Dog with Back To School

The kids are heading back to school after a summer of fun.  What do you think the family dog is thinking?  If your four-legged canine is a part of the family and was included on many of the summer games, fun, and festivities it’s only natural that he/she might be feeling a sudden loss.  A once active home has suddenly become quiet, and your doggie pal may be wondering what happened.  Also, many parents are probably heading back to work to making the separation even worse.  But don’t get discouraged or sad because there are ways to help your fur

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How to help your pet stay tangle free!

Do you have a long-haired dog who seems always to have knots and tangles?  Maybe you own a collie, afghan hound, long-haired dachshund, or a mixed breed with curly or wavy hair.  Dogs with long hair have a disadvantage when it comes to grooming.  Their fur or hair can get matted if those knots and tangles aren’t brushed out on a regular basis.  So, what do you do?  Avoid a dog with long  hair? Nope, there are ways to have a dog with lots of hair and be happy too! Check into your pet’s diet. Are they on the right food

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Beat The Summer Heat With Your Pet

Baby, it’s hot out there!! In some areas just stepping outside for a minute or two, you are drenched in sweat from the humidity and heat.  Unfortunately, cooler weather is still ways away, and many people are getting creative finding ways to keep cool over the next few weeks of summer.  While a dogs coat is meant to keep them cool in the blazing heat, our dogs experience similar overheating.  You can tell when a dog is really hot by how much they are panting.  Panting is a way for a dog to sweat and release that additional heat.  We

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Dog of the Month: The Plott Hound

This medium sized, medium energy level dog was originally bred for hunting but has somehow weaved its way into the hearts of hound lovers.  A loyal breed that is not recommended if you’re a first-time hound owner because the Plott Hound likes to be vocal which can be a bother to some, but they also have an insatiable attention span and when they focus on something they don’t give up!  Some of these traits can be very attractive to those that love the personality of a hound! Temperament A dog that stands for strength and courage with a fearless determination,

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