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Good and Bad Thanksgiving Foods for Your Dog

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and folks around the country are preparing for their annual feast to be shared with family and loved ones. Of course, your dog is included among your loved ones. Should he be included in the meal as well?

While we don’t suggest saving a spot at the table for Fido, there are a number of Thanksgiving foods that you can share with your furry family member. Dog Tails has compiled a list of good and bad Thanksgiving foods for dogs, to help you put together that special bowl for your pup.
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DogWatch’s Guide to a Dog-Friendly Fourth of July BBQ

It’s almost Independence Day in the USA, and folks around the country are preparing for their annual cookouts, picnics and BBQs to be shared with family and friends. Outdoor feasts are a summer staple, and a dog’s dream. “So much yummy food,” says Fido, “and all within reach in my backyard!”

Luckily, there are a number of Fourth of July foods that you can share with your furry family member. DogTails has compiled a dog-friendly BBQ menu to help you put together that special summer bowl just for your pup. These tips will also help you keep an eye out for dangerous foods that dogs should NOT eat on the Fourth (or any other day). As always, pay attention to ingredients, keep servings of the “good” people food small, and don’t leave the food or trash unattended – these are some of the steps to making this a safe and healthy holiday for your dog!

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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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“Down, Boy, Don’t Jump On Our Guests!”

So you’re having a party, and your guests just arrived at the front door. Your dog is so excited to see these new people that he jumps up, gives kisses, wiggles his tail and barks “Hello!” over and over for 10 minutes. Some guests think its adorable, but one is unsure how to respond, another doesn’t want dog kisses and a third is actually afraid of dogs. It would be much easier for everyone if Baxter waited until everyone was settled and then enjoyed snuggles and pets from your willing friends and family. But how do we teach him that the doorway is not for playing?
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