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By Niccole Schreck – Rent.com   Large dogs can live successfully and happily in an apartment if you do it the right way. Help ensure a positive rental experience for you and your larger furry friend with these tips. Find the Right Neighborhood Some neighborhoods are more dog-friendly than others. Before you start your apartment search, make sure you choose …

By Niccole Schreck – Rent.com   Renters are pet lovers, too—but according to a recent Rent.com survey, 83% of renters surveyed said they have had some difficulty finding an apartment due to no-pet policies. So, before you adopt a pet, be sure to read your lease and check with your landlord to see what restrictions are in place. Some apartment …

Looking for a fun way to entertain your high-energy pooch? Or maybe your shy dog needs a confidence booster? Just like humans, our canine friends need exercise and enrichment, and dog sports are a fulfilling way to get both! Dog sports are structured activities that harness your pup’s natural abilities into a task or series of tasks. You as the …

By Eric Gillaspy CPDT-KA   She had me at her first “wu wu.” No….really….. I mean it. Making her “wu-wu” noise was one of the first things we taught her. Lulu is a very vocal dog. Evidently, she has been that way since birth and since, I’ve just encouraged it. She makes the most hilarious sounds I think I’ve ever …

NICCOLE SCHRECK – RENT.COM   Once you have found the perfect new home for you and your furry friend, you’ll want to make it as comfortable as possible. According to a Rent.com survey, 12% of renters have actually moved into another apartment because their pet was unhappy in their original home. So even if your dog isn’t a King Charles Spaniel, …

Bringing home a new dog for the first time comes with so many new responsibilities and things to think about. Many new adoptive pet parents don’t always think of dog-proofing their house or apartment first when preparing for a new addition, but ensuring that the home is a safe environment for a new arrival is absolutely crucial. Our friends at …

BY DREW WEBSTER, CPDT-KA   The idea of a well socialized dog is a concept we all talk about, think about, and strive for, but what does it really mean? Most pet parents and veterinarians will tell you it is important to socialize your dog (and indeed it is) but are there right and wrong ways to socialize a dog. …

Drew Webster CPDT-KA   Today you wake up and you can’t speak. You can’t write. You can’t type which means you can’t text either. How do you communicate with the world now? This is what every day is like being a dog. They lack the ability to talk but dogs have an amazing ability, the ability to read body language …

By Eric Gillaspy CPDT-KA   There, I said it. Coprophagia, or poop eating as it is commonly called, is a gross, disgusting, and relatively common behavior. It is especially common in puppies: I know because my puppy was a poop eater. I think it all started because she was in a new environment with an abundance of poop. There are …

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Pit Bull Parent: When is it Time?

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Feb 11 , 2014

With the holidays recently, we were spending more time with family. My dad lives about an hour away and we headed to his place the other day to visit with him. He has 2 dogs, an older dog and a younger dog. The older dog is a medium sized dog and she’s about 15 years old. His younger dog is …