Dog Breeds/Traits

Take A Hike: How To Keep Your Dog Safe While Hiking, dog hiking

Take A Hike: How To Keep Your Dog Safe While Hiking

Hiking is the perfect way to give your dog a full day of exercise while exploring new surroundings and new smells. Whether it’s a casual mile in the woods, a day-long journey scaling a high-altitude peak, or anywhere in between, there are some safety precautions you should be taking to keep both you and your dog safe.

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Two Dogs, Introducing Another Dog To Your Home: How To Prepare And Do It Successfully

Introducing Another Dog To Your Home: How To Prepare And Do It Successfully

You’ve crunched the numbers, got the blessing of your dog (or reached a tentative agreement with your cat), found the perfect candidate at your local shelter, or decided on a reputable breeder, and now it’s official. You’re ready to introduce a new four-legged family member into your home.

Bringing a new dog into your home is a big deal! But, before you get too excited imagining the prospect of your new pup becoming best friends with the dog you already have at home or cuddling up and sharing naps with your cat, you’ll have to consider the best way to introduce them to your home.

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Dog playing in backyard on hidden fence

How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

All dogs need exercise to promote both mental and physical health. However, most owners aren’t sure if their dogs get the right amount or even how much they need. The amount of exercise your dog requires can vary drastically depending on breed, age, weight, and even pre-existing conditions. A couple of laps in your neighborhood might be sufficient exercise for some four-legged family members, but some dogs require much, much more.

Here’s a run-down of 10 types of dogs and their specific exercise requirements.

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Black Labrador Retriever

The Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America in 2020

Today, the American Kennel Club announced that, for the 30th year in a row, the Labrador Retriever has earned the top spot on their annual survey of the most popular dog breeds in America. The AKC based their list on the number of registrations received in 2020.

For the first time, the French Bulldog earned the #2 spot on the list, bumping the German Shepherd and Golden Retriever to #3 and #4, respectively. There is one new arrival on the list – the Dachshund, who jumped up from 12th place in 2019 to the 10th spot in 2020.

Here’s the full list of 2020’s top 10 most popular dog breeds, starring some adorable DogWatch Dogs from all across the country!

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