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  • Socializing Your Puppy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Socializing Your Puppy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    It is crucial for puppies that are 8–14 weeks of age to have positive socializing experiences to help shape them into well-rounded, confident dogs. The social distancing required during the COVID-19 pandemic can make it more challenging to provide puppies with the pleasant encounters they need. In these uncertain times, the University of Minnesota Veterinary […] More

  • Dog Waste Management  | The Bark

    Dog Waste Management  | The Bark

    Do you let the chips fall where they may? If you don’t pick up after your dog, the consequences can be far more serious than merely annoying the neighbors. Dog poop significantly contributes to water pollution. Even if your dog isn’t doing his business where it could roll or be washed into a body of […] More

  • Are Dog Parks Good for Socialization?

    Are Dog Parks Good for Socialization?

    Dear Bark: My husband and I are having a disagreement. He wants to take our two-year-old dog to the dog park for socialization because we don’t want her to become rusty at getting along with other dogs. But I have read that you can only socialize puppies—that it doesn’t work for adult dogs. Can dogs […] More

  • 8 Time Saving Ideas For Dog Guardians

    8 Time Saving Ideas For Dog Guardians

    It’s easy to love all the time that you spend with your dog, but that doesn’t apply to all the time you spend on your dog. Just as human kids do, dogs require an investment of time into mundane tasks. Minimizing the time we sink into some of the necessary parts of being dog guardians […] More

  • How to Find a Reliable Dog Walker

    How to Find a Reliable Dog Walker

    Every dog needs their daily walks to stay happy and healthy. However, your schedule may not allow you to exercise your dog as much as you’d want to, and you may feel guilty about it. The best solution for your pup is to use a professional dog walker. If you are wondering why you should […] More

  • What Traits Draw You To Dogs?

    What Traits Draw You To Dogs?

    Picture a lean, healthy dog that reminds you of a Golden Retriever but has a black coat. It is full of vigor and bounciness with very shiny fur. Add one or more random white splotches on the chest, feet or tip of the tail. Imagine that this dog is playful, athletic and that it has […] More