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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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…

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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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How can I help my fearful dog?

By: Kaylee Gates

October 27, 2021 • 4 mins read

When a dog displays fear, it can be scary or worrisome for any pet parent. Fear is often noticeable when a dog encounters what is referred to as a fear trigger. A trigger can be a person, place, or thing…

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Dear Mary Puppins: We’re having some house training problems

By: Hannah Richter

September 12, 2021 • 4 mins read

Hannah Richter (aka Mary Puppins) is a certified dog trainer and current instructor at Andrea Arden Dog 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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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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Are Pit Bulls Really Dangerous?

By: Rebecca West

July 15, 2021 • 6 mins read

My cousin had the sweetest Pitbull in the world. She was a bundle of joy, always happy to sit on your lap for a quick nap, and only sometimes ate the barbie dolls we would bring over. Later in life,…

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Is Your Dog Ready For A Dog Sibling?

By: Nicole Vento

July 7, 2021 • 9 mins

One of the more unforeseen symptoms of the COVID-19 pandemic was the doggie fever that struck millions of people across the world. That fever shows no signs of burning out and many homes, including those with existing dogs, continue to…

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5 Must-Read Books for Dog Lovers

Calling all pet parents, animal advocates, and dog lovers: whether you’re looking for a new tail-wagging page-turner or you’re craving a heartwarming dog story here are 5 must-read books that are sure to give you all the doggie feels:

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