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A TaIL of why is it so hard to adopt a dog? by a famous IG Dog

The Covid-19 pandemic lockdown seemed like the perfect time to get a dog. Why not? You’ve been home; you finally have the time. Millions of people had the exact same idea, with “pandemic puppies” appearing suddenly all over your Instagram…

Entertainment

Doggy Birthdays & Gotcha Day!: 6 Ways to Celebrate

By: Kaylee Weeks

April 7, 2021 • 5 mins read

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and I’m not talking about Christmas! It’s your fluffy pup’s birthday! You’re not just celebrating them being on Earth, but you’re celebrating your best friend and all of the memories the two…

Advice

Dear Mary Puppins: My Puppy is a Night Owl!

By: Hannah Richter

April 6, 2021 • 4 mins read

Hannah Richter (aka Mary Puppins) is a certified dog trainer and current instructor at Andrea Arden Dog Training in NYC. If you have something you want to ask Mary Puppins be sure to email us at woof@dogspotted.com!

Wellness

Doggie Yoga & Meditation

By: Kelly Kantrowitz

March 29, 2021 • 4 mins read

For us humans, yoga is an effective way to improve the health of our bodies and minds. But did you know yoga can be performed with our four-legged furry friends too? That’s right – it’s called Doga – and it’s…

Products

Trainer Edition: 8 Essential Items to Shop for Before Your Puppy Comes Home

By: Hannah Richter

March 22, 2021 • 6 mins read

I often am asked, “what should I do before my puppy arrives?”  Setting up your puppy’s new home prior to their arrival provides them a space of their own. Creating boundaries and a puppy area is important as setting the…

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Ulti-Mutt List | FAQ: What to do When Bringing Home a Puppy

By: Alexandra Gonzalez

March 22, 2021 • 6 mins read

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of bringing home your new puppy. All of the cuddles and play time that is spent with them is second to none. However, it’s crucial to be prepared to care for them as well….

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Is Crate Training Right For You?: 5 Tips for Crate Training

By: Heidi Walker

March 21, 2021 • 9 mins read

Are you considering crate training a new puppy, or wondering if it is the right thing for your furry friend? There is a stigma against utilizing a crate as it’s often associated with neglectful behavior from the pet owner, but…

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My Dog Hates Baths! This is How an Experienced Dog Mom Handled It

By: Kaylee Weeks

March 20, 2021 • 7 mins read

Does hate baths? Mine too! So much so, my family and I had to come up with some crazy ways to get him clean. I’ll start by telling you about my experience learning how to bathe my dog, and also…

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What to Look for in a Pet Sitter for your Fur-Baby

By: Rachel Bowers

March 6, 2021 • 4 mins read

Did you know there are NO licenses needed to be a “professional” pet care/dog walker?  Yes. Let me repeat that. ANYONE CAN CALL THEMSELVES A “PROFESSIONAL” DOG WALKER. That means all one needs to do is print up a business…

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6 Activities to Try with Your Puppy

By: Sheila Joseph

February 3, 2021 • 6 mins read

Puppies are energetic little furballs of love and craziness! You may want to do nothing else but cuddle with them, but a lot of these curious cuties need a lot of exercise, training, and playtime. Always remember, a tired dog…

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