Dog Behaviors

DogWatch celebrates National Mutt Day

5 Reasons Why Mutts Rule!

Happy National Mutt Day! Held twice a year on July 31st and December 2nd, this holiday is all about “embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs,” according to event founder Colleen Paige. In addition to celebrating the uniqueness of mutts, National Mutt Day also brings attention to the many mixed breed dogs currently searching for homes.

So in honor of this fun day and this worthy cause, we’ve put together a list of five reasons why we love mutts! We’ve included photos of some fabulous mixed breed dogs submitted by our Facebook fans. Thanks to all who contributed. Now let’s celebrate, and help more mutts find their forever homes!

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Golden retriever in the garden

Dog-Friendly Gardening: 4 Tips to Keep Them Out and Keep Them Safe

Spring is here at last! Gardeners, as you start tending to your perennials, planting new flowers and working in your vegetable garden, it is important to keep in mind the other member of your family who is itching to get back outside after the long winter – your dog. Here are four tips to help you create a safer garden for your dogs (and outdoor cats), as well as how to keep your beloved pets from stomping on, digging up, or otherwise destroying all that hard work!
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Great dog photos

How to Take Great Pet Photographs

You know your dog is the best dog out there, right? His smiles are the widest, he perks up adorably and his head tilts – they’re something else. But how do you prove it to the world? Photos, of course. But when it comes to capturing your pet’s unique looks and spirit on camera, it’s easier said than done.

The DogWatch team knows how you feel (and we have plenty of blurry pics to prove it). To help you out, we have consulted the experts. Here are their tips to take that elusive, perfect pet photo.
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Super Bowl XLIX dogs

Super Bowl XLIX: How Will Your Dog Celebrate the Big Game?

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, and we can’t wait for the big game to start! By now, you’ve probably decided where you’ll watch the event, what delicious munchies you’ll prepare, and which team you’ll be cheering on. But what about your dog? How will he or she participate in the big day? The DogWatch team has some fun ideas for incorporating your best friend into the year’s biggest sports spectacle.
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