The Doggie Bowl

Discover advice and tips from experts on how to be the best dog mom or dad to your furry best friend Your Dog! We even have stories from dog parents like you and fun ways to celebrate our pooches. Search by category or tags to find the best content for you.

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Should I Share my Bed with my Dog?

By: Jamie

September 1, 2021 • 3 mins read

When growing up, I never really thought about whether it was a good idea or not to sleep in the same bed as my 6lb maltese. He was like my stuffed animals, only cuter and warmer (although he had a…

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Why You Should Adopt A Rescue Dog

By: Jamie Ruden

May 17, 2021 • 7 mins read

Have you ever struggled to decide whether to buy or adopt a dog? If you’re experiencing this, I assure you that you’re not alone. There are a lot of things to consider when getting a new dog. But unfortunately, most…

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How To Teach Your Dog to Play Fetch

By: Kelly Kantrowitz

May 13, 2021 • 5 mins read

Close your eyes and envision what a picturesque afternoon in the park with your pooch would look like. Your agenda would likely include a good ‘ol fashioned game of fetch. Despite its popularity, however, not all canines are ready to…

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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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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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12 Ways To Puppy Proof Your Home

By: Heidi Walker

January 31, 2021 • 7 mins read

If you’re welcoming a new puppy into your home, you are going to have to prepare. Failure to puppy proof your home can endanger your new puppy and things like furniture, charger cables, shoes, etc. Luckily, we have a quick…

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7 Ways To Keep Your Dog Occupied When Indoors

By: Kelly Kantrowitz

January 28, 2021 • 5 mins read

“Who wants to go out!?” As a dog parent, this question probably elicits uncontrollable tail-wagging and oodles of joyful yelps from . After all, fresh air and playing outdoors can furnish your furry pal with the mental stimulation and exercise…

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5 Things to Know about Australian Shepherd’s

By: Alexandra Gonzalez

January 19, 2021 • 8 min read

There’s no denying how adorable the Aussie (Australian Shepherd) is. They’re incredibly friendly, intelligent, and super fluffy dogs. However, with every dog breed there’s some key things to consider before adopting one (besides how cute they are). Here are 5…

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