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How Every Dog Owner Can Plan A Perfect Beach, Lake Or River Day!

The sun is up, the weather is warm, and the ocean, lake, or river is calling your name! There are few summer activities that rival hitting the water on an idyllic summer day. A beach, lake, or river trip is fun for every family member, and that can include four-legged family members.

However, if you plan on bringing your dog along, there are a few things to consider. Follow this guide to ensure that you (and your pup) have the best day ever!

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Canine Companions: How To Tell If Your Dog Has A Best Friend

Though you may believe that you are your dog’s best friend, they may have canine best friends as well.

Like many mammals, dogs evolved as pack animals, most likely to increase their likelihood of survival. But along with that pack mentality, dogs also developed the ability to bond socially. That bonding led to the ability to work proficiently as a team while hunting and a sense of loyalty between members of the pack.

While most of that bonding has now passed to dog-owner relationships, your dog probably still bonds with other canines. You may notice your pet has preferred playmates, who they may be less aggressive towards or more tolerant of their presence. Several factors contribute to this preference, such as playstyle, energy level, and temperament.

Here are a few ways to figure out if your dog has a best friend.

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Deaf Dogs

Do you know a deaf dog?

Deaf dogs are considered disabled, but their disability is usually overlooked as it is not visual. However, these pets still require the same support, attention, and understanding that any other pet would need. There are plenty of deaf dogs leading full and diverse lives as beloved family pets, therapy dogs, dog athletes, adoption advocates, and more.

Here are some things you might not know about deaf dogs!

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Fido’s Fitness Regime: 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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