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Research of Cleft Palate Defects and DMVD Expected to Benefit Affected Breeds

How much to do you know about cleft palate defects in retrievers? Find out how research is unveiling ways to reduce the chance of it in future generations.

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Water: The Essential Training Nutrient

Did you know it is also an essential nutrient for your dog?! Find out why by clicking here!

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Warrior Canine Connection’s Nick

Curious about the dogs that make a difference at the Warrior Canine Connection? Read all about Nick an up and coming puppy in the program!

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Why Am I Crazy After Bath Time?!

How many you have retrievers who zoom around after their bathes? Find out why in this month’s Dr. Zeus!

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Achieving A Performance Edge

Have you ever wondered about how to utilize your dog’s diet when looking to ramp up and increase their fitness and performance?

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Homemade Oreo Cookies

Check out this super delicious and easy homemade oreo recipe! You’ll never go back to double stuffed again!

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Follower Of The Month: Aldo

Our readers and followers come in all shapes and sizes and with all kinds of jobs! Read all about this month’s featured follower, Aldo!

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Osteochondritis Dissecans In Retrievers

How much to you know about OCD in retrievers? Read all about what this means for your retriever if they are diagnosed.

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The Aha Moment!

All of us who work with dogs, no matter what the venue, have “aha moments”—at least I know I often do. Read about Glenda’s!

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November is National Pet Diabetes Month

Does your dog exhibit any of the common symptoms for diabetes?

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Stabilizing the Stabilizer

Do you know why your dogs CCL function is so important? Find out why in this months health article!

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Cranberry Meyer Lemon Scones

Check out this great Cranberry Meyer Lemon Scone recipe! Quick and delicious!

Health News

Research of Cleft Palate Defects and DMVD Expected to Benefit Affected Breeds

Research of Cleft Palate Defects and DMVD Expected to Benefit Affected Breeds

How much to do you know about cleft palate defects in retrievers? Find out how research is unveiling ways to reduce the chance of it in future generations.

Water: The Essential Training Nutrient

Water: The Essential Training Nutrient

Did you know it is also an essential nutrient for your dog?! Find out why by clicking here!

Osteochondritis Dissecans In Retrievers

Osteochondritis Dissecans In Retrievers

How much to you know about OCD in retrievers? Read all about what this means for your retriever if they are diagnosed.

Stabilizing the Stabilizer

Stabilizing the Stabilizer

Do you know why your dogs CCL function is so important? Find out why in this months health article!

Puppies

What Is A Breeder?

What Is A Breeder?

Breeders need to maintain very high ethical standards to preserve this special privilege.

All About The Crate

All About The Crate

Finding the perfect crate for you and your pup can mean the difference between success and failure in your house training efforts.

House Training 101

House Training 101

House training is one of the most important things you can do for your puppy.

From Puppy To Hunter

From Puppy To Hunter

In his new DVD, Bill Hillman uses touch as the language of praise for training a puppy.

Good Eats

Homemade Oreo Cookies

Homemade Oreo Cookies

Check out this super delicious and easy homemade oreo recipe! You’ll never go back to double stuffed again!

Cranberry Meyer Lemon Scones

Cranberry Meyer Lemon Scones

Check out this great Cranberry Meyer Lemon Scone recipe! Quick and delicious!

Homemade Yogurt

Homemade Yogurt

Do you and your dogs love yogurt? Check out our quick and easy homemade yogurt recipe!

Salmon Chowder

Salmon Chowder

Check out this super tasty and easy to make salmon chowder recipe!

Ask Dr. Zeus

Why Am I Crazy After Bath Time?!

Why Am I Crazy After Bath Time?!

How many you have retrievers who zoom around after their bathes? Find out why in this month’s Dr. Zeus!

How Do You Say Hello?

How Do You Say Hello?

Does your dog pee from excitement when they say hello to you? Find out why they do that in this months Ask Dr. Zeus!

Are You Afraid Of The Stairs?

Are You Afraid Of The Stairs?

Is your dog fearful of going up and down stairs? Find out why they may have this fear in this months Ask Dr. Zeus!

Am I Going Blind?

Am I Going Blind?

Ever wonder if your dog has a blind spot? Or if they are near or far sighted? Find out in this months Ask Dr. Zeus!

Books

Weekends With Daisy

Weekends With Daisy

Learn about Sharron’s experiences as a weekend puppy raiser for the NEADs service dog program.

Dogology: What Your Relations With Your Dog Reveals About You

Dogology: What Your Relations With Your Dog Reveals About You

This fun and interactive book highlights how our behavior around dogs illustrates key personality traits about ourselves.

In A Dog’s Heart

In A Dog’s Heart

In a Dog’s Heart (written by Jennifer Arnold) is a fascinating book that teaches dog owner’s how to understand their pets through a “wants and needs” perspective.

Dog On It

Dog On It

Looking for a new canine series to read? Check out the Bernie and Chet mysteries!

Something To Bark About

Why Do We Love Dogs?

Why Do We Love Dogs?

“Perhaps one central reason for loving dogs is that they take us away from this obsession with ourselves. When our thoughts start to go in circles, and we seem unable to break away, wondering what horrible event the future holds for us, the dog opens a window into the delight of the moment.”  ―Jeffrey Moussaieff […]

How Much Have You Spent On Your Dog?

How Much Have You Spent On Your Dog?

We could have bought a small yacht with what we spent on our dog and all the things he destroyed. Then again, how many yachts wait by the door all day for your return?~John Grogan

How Productive Is Your Hungry Dog?

How Productive Is Your Hungry Dog?

A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better. ~Norman Ralph Augustine

Who Makes A Fool Of You?

Who Makes A Fool Of You?

A dog will quickly turn you into a fool, but who cares? Better your dog than your boss. I’m a fool for my dog and proud of it.~anonymous

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