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Water Safety Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know

Water Safety Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know

A picture-perfect outdoor area, plus you and your dog, the recipe for a happy day. Dogs love enjoying fun in the sun with their moms and dads and adding water to the mix can make things even more enjoyable. For a dog, swimming can be a great activity if you take safety precautions. In this guide, we'll explore how to teach a dog to swim and provide safety tips that apply to different places for dogs to swim plus answers to common questions like "Can any dog swim?"  Continue reading
How to Introduce Your Anxious Dog at the Dog Park

How to Introduce Your Anxious Dog at the Dog Park

Dog parks are a symphony of barks and play, a place where pups can stretch their legs and meet furry friends. Yet, for an anxious dog, this symphony can feel overwhelming. Correctly introducing these sensitive pups to the dog park is not just important—it's a bridge to a world of joyful frolicking.  Continue reading
A Guide to Dog Fostering: How to Create a Calm Home for Your Pup

A Guide to Dog Fostering: How to Create a Calm Home for Your Pup

An estimated 3.1 million dogs arrive at shelters each year. About 710,000 of them eventually get returned to their owners, but the remainder need willing people to adopt them. Fostering is one way to help dogs who can benefit from extra love and support while waiting for their ‘furever’ homes. If you're interested in fostering a dog, this guide will answer your questions, such as "What is fostering a dog?" "How does fostering a dog work?" and "Do you get paid for fostering a dog?"  Continue reading
Tips for Making Your Wedding Dog-Inclusive

Tips for Making Your Wedding Dog-Inclusive

It's a June outdoor wedding, and all the guests are in their seats. The ushers, best man and groom file in, and then one by one the bridesmaids. Next, comes the maid of honor, walking with a very special guest of honor. With tail wagging and a big grin, the couple's Labrador retriever makes their way to the front to the delight of all in attendance. 

This type of heartwarming scene is becoming increasingly common, as more and more pet owners opt to include dogs in weddings. If you're planning to tie the knot soon, you can recreate your own version and make the event extra special, provided you take some steps to ensure that having your dog in the wedding is a great experience for you and your pet. In this guide, we'll discuss what you need to know, including how to include your dog, what to dress them in, how to find dog-friendly wedding venues and what you can do to keep your dog calm throughout the day. 

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Adventures Unleashed: Tips for Stress-Free Camping with Dogs

Adventures Unleashed: Tips for Stress-Free Camping with Dogs

There are few better ways to relax, unwind, and reconnect with nature than camping, especially camping with dogs. If you've ever experienced the joy of going camping with a dog, you'll have seen first-hand the exuberance and energy with which they approach the chance to run free and explore the wilderness. The challenge, for us humans, is keeping up! 

If you're trying to plan a dog-friendly camping trip, read on for some tips about choosing the right camp sites and camp gear for dogs, keeping your canine friend safe and happy around other campers, and packing for the trip. 

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Stress-Free Blending: Tips for Creating a Unified and Happy Pet Household

Stress-Free Blending: Tips for Creating a Unified and Happy Pet Household

When you've established a harmonious pet household, introducing new members can be a challenge. Your canine family members might be nervous about changes to their routines or household order, and some dogs get jealous of the attention paid to a new pet. Proper introductions make a world of difference whether you're bringing a dog, cat or new baby into the home. 

 

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Canine Connection 101: Building Lasting Bonds with Your Best Friend

Canine Connection 101: Building Lasting Bonds with Your Best Friend

A strong bond with your dog promotes a more fulfilling and rewarding relationship for both of you. Building bonds with dogs is also essential for your dog to feel safe and comfortable in their canine connection, which is necessary for successful training. Forging a bond takes time and effort, but the result is more than worthwhile. Let us help you learn how to understand your dog, build and enrich your bond through daily activities, and overcome challenges to create an unbreakable, lifelong relationship.  Continue reading
Tell-Tail Signs: Understanding Your Dog's Subtle Mood and Health Signals

Tell-Tail Signs: Understanding Your Dog's Subtle Mood and Health Signals

Your dog may not be able to use words to tell you how they're feeling, but your pet speaks to you in other ways. Dog body language and behaviors can help you read their mood and signal when they're experiencing a health problem, anxiety or stress. Observation is key, and this guide will teach you how to read dog body language and dog behaviors to catch subtle mood and health signals and respond to them as needed to keep your dog healthy and happy. 

 

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 A Guide to Pampered Dog Skin and Coat Wellness

 A Guide to Pampered Dog Skin and Coat Wellness

Paying close attention to your dog's skin and coat year-round is important, as some are prone to seasonal dog skin conditions. For example, dry skin on dogs is more likely to occur during the winter months due to reduced humidity indoors, and dog skin allergies are more common during the spring and summer pollen season.  Continue reading
A Guide to Anxiety-Free Dog Grooming

A Guide to Anxiety-Free Dog Grooming

Here at Kradle, we love dogs as much as you do, and we understand that as a pet owner, you want to do everything you can to keep your pooch happy and healthy. Grooming is one of the most important things you can do for your dog, as bathing, coat care and nail trimming all contribute to dogs' physical well-being. 

If you're like many dog moms and dads, you might be thinking at this point "but my dog won't let me trim their nails!" or "but my dog dreads visits to the groomer." Anxiousness related to grooming is incredibly common among dogs, and the good news is that there are things you can do to address the problem and make the process less stressful for you and your fur baby. In this guide, we'll dig into how to calm a dog for grooming and discuss what contributes to grooming anxiety. 

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