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How (and Why!) to Properly Transition Your Dog to New Food

How (and Why!) to Properly Transition Your Dog to New Food

So you’ve decided to change foods for your dog. Maybe it’s a new brand you’d like to try, or maybe your veterinarian recommended it for health reasons. Great, go for it! You are then told that you need to transition from one food to the next slowly. You may think, “Dog food is dog food, right? Except for a few ingredients, how different can it be? Why on Earth do you need to be so cautious when changing your dog’s food?”

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#OptOutside

#OptOutside

It’s more than just a belief—getting outside with our dogs is a way of life for us at Zuke’s. Before Patrick created what Zuke’s is today, he practiced the same path through life. He knew that being outside, hiking, biking, walking, exploring with his dog was far more important than anything else.

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Traveling With Your Pet

Traveling With Your Pet

Have travel plans and don’t want to leave your furry companion at home? Dr. Jennifer Deming, DVM, offers some tips to keep in mind when planning a trip with your pup, which often requires preparation long before the journey begins.

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Helping Your Kids Become Little Trainers

Helping Your Kids Become Little Trainers

Participating in training is not only good for Fido, it’s great for your kiddo, too. We often get asked how to safely introduce puppies to children. By having kids take part in training early on, you can help teach responsibility, taking ownership of tasks, and how to have a fun, appropriate relationship with dogs.

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Trick or Treat? Choosing Treats That Aren’t Just Empty Calories

Trick or Treat? Choosing Treats That Aren’t Just Empty Calories

We want to offer our dogs the healthiest, tastiest treats that we can find and afford. So how do we go about choosing an item that best suits our furry friend? Let’s take a stroll down the dog treat section together, and I’ll help you sort out the good from the bad.

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5 Things Your Dog Trainer Never Leaves Home Without

5 Things Your Dog Trainer Never Leaves Home Without

It’s important to be prepared for any adventure with your dog, especially because they often turn into great training opportunities. While packing for your dog can vary depending on the activity, here are a handful of training items that are sure to help with any outing.

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Training Your Pup Downtown

Training Your Pup Downtown

Whether you live in a small town or a big city, spending time downtown provides valuable training opportunities for you and your dog.

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3 Ways to Have Success at the Dog Park

3 Ways to Have Success at the Dog Park

Dog parks are a great resource for dog owners. Having access to an area where you can let your dog run off leash, get some energy out, and socialize with other dogs can be invaluable when it comes to training and learning manners. While there are many benefits to dog parks, it’s important to use this time correctly to avoid teaching your dog bad habits. We will go over some tips on picking the best dog park for your needs, as well as etiquette and training ideas to make the trip as successful as possible!

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Meet Two Incredible Dogs: Naki’o The Bionic Dog and Surf Dog Ricochet

Meet Two Incredible Dogs: Naki’o The Bionic Dog and Surf Dog Ricochet

When pet parents accept and embrace their dogs as they are, those pups can blossom in unexpected and life-changing ways. I had the chance to talk with the owners of two incredible dogs: Naki’o the Bionic Dog and Surf Dog Ricochet. Not only are these dogs inspiring, but they are proof that every dog and their person can work together to make the world a better place.

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5 Easy Ways to be Your Dog’s Best Friend FURever

5 Easy Ways to be Your Dog’s Best Friend FURever

We all know dogs are man’s best friend, but how to be a best friend to your dog can be confusing. By connecting with your dog, you will help him to feel balanced and be well-rounded. The bond you develop each day helps your dog learn to trust you and look to you for direction and guidance. Here are five easy ways to reconnect and strengthen the bond between you and your dog.

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3 Great Ways to Have Your Children Help With Training the Family Dog

3 Great Ways to Have Your Children Help With Training the Family Dog

Having a dog can be wonderful for children. Taking care of a pet will not only help your kids know how to properly interact with our four-legged friends, it will teach responsibility and life skills that they will apply all throughout life. At the same time, your dog will learn positive behavior for interacting with children and what it means to be a well-mannered family member.

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Volunteering With Your Dog – Worth a Little Extra Time!

Volunteering With Your Dog – Worth a Little Extra Time!

Life has gotten so busy, hasn’t it? It seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done (because there aren’t!). It’s so easy to get swept up in the craziness of day-to-day life that it can be a challenge to carve out time for activities that help us stay energized.

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