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Double Duty: Dogs Domesticated Twice in History?

The time in history when dogs became “domesticated” refers to the period when a multi-generational relationship was formed between humans and dogs, in which humans secured a position of dominance and control over dogs, allowing humanity reap the benefits of having dogs as an ally instead of a foe. In layman’s terms, dogs were domesticated… Read more »

Pointing Dogs and Hunting

When hunters take their dogs with them on a hunt, it is in the hopes that their four-legged friend will help them find game. These dogs are typically referred to as pointing dogs, and have been trained to turn their muzzle towards where the game are, the hunter to sneak up or get into position… Read more »

Over the River and Through the Woods

Planning to take your dog on the road with you this holiday season? Here are a few quick tidbits of advice from TopDogTips.com to make sure that your travels are as smooth as the holiday egg nog! Updated ID Before hitting the highway, make sure your pup has updated ID tags in case you two… Read more »

Health Concerns to Watch for With Aging Labs

As a dog lover and owner, you want your Labrador pup to live a long and comfortable life. Your Labrador quickly becomes part of the family and it is key to keep your new family member in great shape by taking him or her to the vet for check-ups and getting all the necessary vaccines… Read more »

Thanksgiving Table Scraps and Your Pup

As you quietly sit and enjoy your juicy Thanksgiving turkey with the traditional sides, you feel two small paws on your lower leg. Peering down, you see your family dog giving you those famous sad puppy eyes, and unable to resist, you pass the pup a few scraps under the table while everyone else is… Read more »

Dog Safety for the Winter Months

As the fall weather grows colder and we prepare for the winter ahead, it is important to pay attention to your dog and his health. Winter weather poses a few potential threats to your pet’s health, making it important to pay close attention while your furry friend is outside. Cold Weather Dogs are just as… Read more »

Un-Crating your Dog when you Aren’t Home

Most people have to be out of the house about five days a week, but it can be hard to leave your canine friend behind. Whether you’re about to bring home your first dog, or your old pal has suddenly been causing trouble while you’re away, there are some reliable measures to take. Because you… Read more »

Keep your dog Active Through Winter Months

The fall can be your dog’s favorite time of year; it’s cool enough for them to run and play without overheating. But on the same token, it’s not quite frigid enough for them to freeze. But those colder months are coming and preparing for your dog’s indoor exercise options are monumental.   The colder months… Read more »

How to Enhance Your Dog’s Environment

You can’t always be home to keep your dog company, and even when you are you may sometimes be busy with something that keeps you from playing with him or her. That’s why it is important to set up your home in a way that it provides both an active and relaxing environment. Your dog… Read more »