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7 Indoor Plants Safe For Dog and Cat Households

Picking the perfect houseplant is hard enough, but finding a plant safe for your pets can make it even harder. We’ve pulled together a list of seven beautiful, varied and popular houseplants that are non-toxic to cats and dogs. Check it out, and add some flora to your already fauna-friendly home!  Read post »

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The Three Rules of Housebreaking Your Puppy

There are lots of things to look forward to when adopting a puppy: cuddling, playtime, kisses, and the pitter-patter those tiny little feet. One thing that dog owners do not look forward to, however, is housebreaking their new puppy. A notoriously challenging task that can try your patience and lead to some embarrassing moments, housebreaking is a necessary part of puppyhood.

Based on our experience with our own puppies, and what we’ve learned from dog trainers around the country, we present these three universal rules of housebreaking your puppy:
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2015 New Year’s Resolutions: Dog Edition

If your dog had a New Year’s resolution, what would it be? We consulted with a panel of DogWatch dogs and their friends, and here’s what they came up with. We hope this gets your new year off on the right paw!

Nellie, 1 year old, Australian Shepherd
My mom says I play rough, and my dog friends don’t always like to be jumped on or knocked over. I will try to be a bit more gentle. But don’t worry, I’ll never stop playing and having a good time. (Mom wouldn’t want that either!)

Lucy, 5 years old, Chihuahua/Pug mix
I will come when my mom calls me. Ok, maybe just occasionally, but that’s still a good start. It’s so hard – tag is my favorite game!

Toby, 4 years old, Pomeranian
My goal is to reduce my barking by a least one bark a day. Hey, resolutions should be achievable, no? What can I say, I love to talk and talk and talk…

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DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest on Instagram – Enter Today!

Last week on Dog Tails, we shared 10 homemade dog Halloween costume ideas for you to try. We also just launched our very own DogWatch Instagram (@DogWatchFence) to share our best photos of DogWatch dogs and their people. Why not combine the two for a special DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest on Instagram!

DogWatch Instagram Halloween Contest

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