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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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Dear Mary Puppins: Building Confidence and Trust with a Fearful Dog (step-by-step guide)

By: Erica Salinas, CCPDT-KA

January 26, 2022 • 9 mins read

Erica Salinas (aka Mary Puppins) is a certified dog trainer and owner of Salinas K9 Training in NYC. If you have something you want to ask Mary Puppins be sure to email us at jamie@dogspotted.com!

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Products

As Told By a Vet: The Best Dog Bowls for your Dog

By: Stephanie Austin, DVM

January 20, 2022 • 8 mins read

People don’t often think about dog bowls. They’re sitting there quietly, minding their own business. But if you were to take a microscope to the party of bacteria that is happening, you’d realize that those bowls aren’t quiet at all…

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Paw-renthood

5 Things to Consider Before Bringing Home a Labrador Retriever (Bonus tip at the end!)

By: Alexandra Gonzalez

December 27, 2021 • 6 mins read

Labrador Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. With their friendly personalities and quick to learn training ability, these pups make wonderful companions for so many people! They are also frequently used as working…

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Dog Spotted Review of Pupford Training Academy

By: Jamie Ruden

December 16, 2021 • 6 mins read

As most dog moms and dads, we want our fur-children to behave well in public. I think what can be difficult is understanding training your dog is not just about your dog, it’s about YOU (the dog parent) committing and…

Wellness

Doggy Dental Care: 7 Most FAQ’s

By: Kelly Kantrowitz

November 29, 2021 • 6 mins read

Just like us humans, dogs need to have a healthy dental care routine. Why is it important? And what happens if you ignore brushing your dog’s teeth? Whether you’ve never stopped to think about canine oral care or you’ve attempted…

Wellness

Why does my Veterinarian cost so much?

By: Sydney Pokard

November 27, 2021 • 6 mins read

This common question is one that I get asked by my clients on a weekly basis. First off, please know that veterinarians are not in it for the money. This is a common misconception and is detrimental to the mental…

Paw-renthood

9 Things to Know Before Adopting a Dachshund

By: Sheila Joseph

November 23, 2021 • 6 mins read

Dachshunds are freaking ADORABLE and they know it! Nicknamed the “Weiner” or “Sausage” dog, these cuties may be tiny but they pack a ton of punch. They were originally bred in Germany to hunt badgers which is why they still…

Entertainment

Do Dogs Smile?

By: Heidi Walker

November 16, 2021 • 4 mins read

Do you ever catch a glance at and wonder if they’re smiling at you – or maybe at the food you have in your hand? You may wonder if there’s something behind their grin or if it’s just them panting…

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8 Things to Know Before Adopting a Border Collie

By: Sheila Joseph

November 10, 2021 • 5 mins read

Thinking of bringing home a dog? Yay, you! While the idea of adopting one is exciting, it can also be confusing given the number of breeds and personalities there are out there. Speaking of different breeds, people seem to absolutely…

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