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How and Why to Dance With Your Dog

The first question that comes up when I talk about my blog is how exactly do you dance with your dog? Do you Waltz, Foxtrot or maybe do the Cha-Cha? Trust me when I say that it’s nothing like that at all! Dances with Dogs (DWD) is a canine sport which originated in the UK, North America and the Netherlands in the early 1990's with an interest in more creative obedience demonstrations and dog … [Read More...]

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Dogs Who Eat Bugs and the People Who Love Them

“My dog likes to eat bugs, Carol.” The note started simply enough, but a fellow Cocker mom recently wrote me to tell me her dog likes to eat bugs. Despite trying to get her dog to stop munching on flying insects, a bit of a back story ensued. “Our dog was found as a stray. The vet feels he developed a taste for bugs on the street.” So this conversation got me thinking: Are there some bugs … [Read More...]

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How and Why to Dance With Your Dog

The first question that comes up when I talk about my blog is how exactly do you dance with your dog? Do you Waltz, Foxtrot or maybe do the Cha-Cha? Trust me when I say that it’s nothing like that at all! Dances with Dogs (DWD) is a canine sport which originated in the UK, North America and the Netherlands in the early 1990's with an interest in more creative obedience demonstrations and dog … [Read More...]

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Pet Friendly Hotel Andaluz Is A Plus

Hotel Andaluz is an Albuquerque pet-friendly hotel which welcomes dogs of all sizes. They had us at welcomes dogs of all sizes.* While touring with the 2014 Fidose Across America dog-friendly tour of the United States, one of our stops was Albuquerque, New Mexico. We chose this town because we are fans of the popular television show, Breaking Bad, and the show was filmed right in Albuquerque … [Read More...]

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How An Older Dog Got Her Mojo Back With #SomaPet

I want my dog to live as long as I do. I want my dog never to lose his mojo and zest for life. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve uttered those words to myself. As much as I wanted my precious Cocker Spaniel, Brandy Noel, to age with me into my twilight years, I knew deep inside my heart, this would never be possible. A great writer once penned, ““Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, … [Read More...]

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Ten Creative Ways to Save Dogs Lives

This year alone, 4 million pets will wind up in a United States shelter this year and sadly, more than a million of them will die. Something needs to be done, as this is an epidemic of the most horrific proportions. Here's what you can do that is actionable and doable: Be creative.  Ask any shelter worker who watches the faces of dogs in need day after day what it takes to get them homes.  Smart … [Read More...]

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Why Do People Get Pissed at Dog Moms?

Dogs are the new kids: Trite for some, but true for me. There are people who just don't get it. Recently, while at the park with my dog, I told him "go see Mommy" and pointed at my spouse. This is something millions of people around the world do everyday, right? Refer to themselves as mommy, mom, … [Read More...]

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How An Older Dog Got Her Mojo Back With #SomaPet

I want my dog to live as long as I do. I want my dog never to lose his mojo and zest for life. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve uttered those words to myself. As much as I wanted my precious Cocker Spaniel, Brandy Noel, to age with me into my twilight years, I knew deep inside my heart, this … [Read More...]

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How An Older Dog Got Her Mojo Back With #SomaPet

I want my dog to live as long as I do. I want my dog never to lose his mojo and zest for life. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve uttered those words to myself. As much as I wanted my precious Cocker Spaniel, Brandy Noel, to age with me into my … [Read More...]

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SMARTCOOKEE Dog Treats Make Chia Seed Sexy

The barrage of dog treats available on today's store shelves can be overwhelming. So when we found out about a treat called "SMARTCOOKEE" for dogs, curiosity got the best of us. Can you imagine, then, a dog treat that contains chia seed and feature … [Read More...]

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New App Saves Pets Lives Through Walking

While walking your dog, do you ever think about the many homeless animals who are looking for their forever families? My mind tends to wander when I am walking my dog, and I know many reading this are nodding in agreement. It would be so cool if … [Read More...]

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Free Lost Pet App and Pet Safety Kit

The fourth of July and the long weekend after it is the time of year when most pets go missing due to bolting from fear of loud noises. In response to this, the the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has launched its … [Read More...]

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Are Car Restraints for Dogs A Big Lie?

“My dog sits still most of the time and does not need a car restraint when traveling.” “My dog would never allow me to restrain him in the car.” “I don’t go on long trips, so I don’t need to buckle my dog up when traveling.” Do any of the … [Read More...]

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The One Dog Travel Tote You Must Have

I am a dog mom who takes her dog nearly everywhere she goes, unless it’s a business trip for the two-legged variety. One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, “what do you use to carry all your dog’s essentials?” There is one dog travel … [Read More...]

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Win Doggy Baggage Dog Travel Totes

Could you use a gorgeous and sturdy tote to carry your dog's items? Check out the Doggy Baggage product review we wrote and then read on.... CONTEST CLOSED Unlike other pet travel bags in today’s market, Doggy Baggage is not a pet carrier nor … [Read More...]

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The Reality of Finding Quality Puppy Food #PureEssentials

  Finding a quality puppy food is one of the most asked questions by Fidose of Reality readers. “One of our friends adopted a shelter puppy recently. Since you are coming to Virginia this weekend, can you help her select a puppy food? … [Read More...]

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Dirty and Clean Dogs Photo Contest

CONTEST IS CLOSED AND HERE IS THE WINNER (THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED): View all entries here:  PHOTOS FOR DIRTY AND CLEAN DOGS Diego Parson as submitted by Norma Gabriella Parson   Warmer days means dirtier dogs, at least in our … [Read More...]

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Why Talking to Your Dog Rocks

I talk to my dog. Raise a hand if you also talk to your dog. I used to only talk to my dog when no one else was around. After all, people might think I am a little bit “off kilter” if I get caught talking to a dog, right? Well, in the year 2013 I … [Read More...]

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Personalized Pet Products You Haven’t Seen

Readers of this blog will know I am a dog product junkie: Self-admitted, card-carrying member of the "Yes, that has Cocker on it, I gotta have" it club. I am she who has seen it all, oogled it all, purchased a great deal of it. Then two personalized … [Read More...]

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Five Products Dog Groomers Hide From Clients

Are a dog mom or a dog dad who takes their pooch to the groomer on a semi-regular occasion? Or perhaps you need to get his or her nails trimmed. At the very least, Fluffy needs a bath from time to time, right? Did you know there are probably at least … [Read More...]

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Yams Trump Dog Jerky

My dog is a fusspot when it comes to treats and he absolutely refuses to eat vegetables. Time and again, I read stories of dog moms and dads who give their dogs green beans or raw carrots as a snack. Meanwhile, my anti-vegite dog turns his cute … [Read More...]

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Confessions of a Dog Product Addict

I’m coming out: To be a dog lover means dog products stop me in my tracks. Are you a dog product junkie? Admitting my addiction here, loud and clear, and I am coming clean and coming out: I am Carol and I am a dog product lover and dog product … [Read More...]

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Why Some Dog Beds are Ballistic

Some dog beds outlast others: Make no bones about it. As a dog lover of the highest order, I am forever on the lookout for beds that are comfortable, durable, clean well, and serve as more than a place on which to pile my laundry—upon which my dog … [Read More...]

Everlasting_Memories

Everlasting Memories Created by a Dog’s Love

It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as … [Read More...]

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Celebrating National Dog Biscuit Day

It's National Dog Biscuit Day, so how can we not celebrate this holiday where every dog should be allowed to call in sick from work, sleep in, have big pawties with all their dog friends, and eat as many dog biscuits as their tummies can handle (all … [Read More...]

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Dognition Dog Testing

Combine one part dog and one part cognition and you’ve got Dognition. In a post about two weeks ago, my pal, Kate from SlimDoggy, and I shared our experiences with the Dognition testing with our respective dogs. If you like getting inside your dog's … [Read More...]

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Dogs Love Us: Even the Closeted Part #SayitWithMilkBone

Some of my life's most accepting moments happen in spite of people and because of a dog. Dogs love us truly, madly, deeply, and they so very much live in the moment, that it is my pleasure to reward them with my love and reciprocal devotion. Case in … [Read More...]

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Win a Two-Page Spread in Pup Culture Dog Magazine

Imagine your dog getting a 2-page spread within the magazines of a national dog magazine. Imagine all you and your dog have to do is attend a fun event together for fundraising fun for a Cocker rescue group. Sound too good to be true? It's not. Pup … [Read More...]