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Toy Poodle is latest addition to Japanese police force

When picturing the ideal police dog, breeds like the German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois, Labrador Retriever, and even the Rottweiler probably come to mind; these dog breeds are known for their intelligence as much as they are for their stopping power. That is precisely why Japan’s newest police dog is a surprising, unconventional choice: a Toy […]

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DogTime needs your help

Great news DogTime readers! DogTime has been nominated for Best Social Networking Site and Best Overall Website for Dog Lovers by readers of Bay Woof, the San Francisco Bay Area’s monthly newsletter for people and their dogs! Follow these easy instructions to cast your vote to help us win! If we win, DogTime will donate […]

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Boot camp gets dogs in shape

You see it frequently on reality television shows: a couch potato is whipped into shape with tough love from a drill instructor and several run-throughs of a grueling obstacle course. However, this get-in-shape-quick tactic isn’t only for people; our four-legged friends can also benefit from a rigorous exercise program. Just as it is with humans, […]

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Handling and gentling your puppy

One of the great benefits of volunteering at a shelter like Animal Haven in NYC is having the opportunity to foster young puppies and play a part in their development. I am currently fostering an eight-week-old Chihuahua mix puppy named Edna. To look at her is to love her. She weighs all of two pounds, […]

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The EatBetter Bowl by Contech

Pet Product Review: The EatBetter Bowl by Contech I have an 18 week old puppy named Polar. Polar tends to what I call inhale his food, I don’t think he even chews. He eats so fast that he often chokes or coughs when he is eating. I knew this couldn’t be good, but what I […]

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Pets vs. children: George Clooney’s girlfriend weighs in

This article courtesy of Patty Khuly, VMD, MBA, PetMD.com. George Clooney’s got a new-ish girlfriend. This one’s name is Elisabetta Canalis. She made waves recently after she spoke frankly about not wanting to have children. Her dogs are enough, she explained (which seemed like a good policy to me, given her choice of partners). But […]

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The Dyson DC23 Animal Vacuum

Pet Product Review – The Dyson DC23 Animal Vacuum With 2 dogs and 3 cats in residence, it takes a lot of work to keep things looking nice around here. I’ve watched Mr. Dyson’s commercials over the years and often wondered if he was really on to something with his “no loss of suction” technology […]

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