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Wagoween: Conquering Common Dog Fears

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The pandemic has been scary enough already, so this year we’re replacing the fear with cheer and celebrating Wagoween! We partnered with professional dog trainer, Erika Gonzalez, over at From Dusk Till Dog to give pet parents tips on conquering common dog fears. Does your dog run from the vacuum? Does your pup hide during...

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Post-Pandemic Separation Anxiety in Dogs

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Pet adoptions soared during the pandemic lockdown and now the world for many of us is beginning to open up. While going back to school or the office may feel like returning to normal for many humans, the opposite is true for pets and pandemic puppies who will be spending less time with their owners....

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Dogs and Fireworks: 4th of July Dog Survival Guide

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With July 4th just around the corner, there’s no doubt that it is fireworks season. This time of year can often be fraught for dogs and their owners. But with these tips, you can help your dog have a safe, fear-free summer. Why are dogs afraid of fireworks? The short answer? Fireworks are loud. Dogs...

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Planning The First Vet Appointment For Your Puppy

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Your puppy’s health is your first priority, so it’s important to schedule their first vet appointment in a timely manner. Going to the vet can be nerve-wracking for pups and owners alike, but these tips from the Embark veterinary team will help make it a positive experience. You should schedule the first vet appointment for...

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How to Start Training Your Puppy

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It’s never too early to start training your puppy. Like babies of any species, puppies start learning from the moment they are born. Ideally, the breeder or shelter where your puppy is born will have started safely exposing your puppy to new experiences before they come home with you. You can continue to build on...

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How to Keep Your New Puppy from Nipping and Mouthing

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Aside from potty training, nipping and mouthing is one of the most common questions dog trainers are asked by new puppy parents. The behavior may seem cute at first, but those tiny puppy teeth can be pretty sharp. We asked Erika Gonzalez, professional dog trainer, behavior consultant, dog lifestyle expert, and founder of From Dusk...

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6 Tips for Taking Care of Your New Puppy

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Getting a new puppy is an exciting time. It can also be challenging, especially if you’re a new puppy parent. We asked professional dog trainer, behavior consultant, dog lifestyle expert, and founder of From Dusk Till Dog, Erika Gonzalez, for top tips every new puppy parent should know. Ready, set, go!   What breed is...

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Embark’s Most Popular Dog Names of 2020

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The pandemic pet boom had some serious bark. Many pup parents joined Embark Vet to discover more about their new best friends, bringing us closer to realizing our goal of ending preventable disease in dogs.  We took a look at all the dogs we tested who were born in 2020 so we could share the...

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2020 Dog Gifting Trends

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It’s gifting season again. We recently surveyed pup parents asking them about their gifting habits to get an idea of what dogs might be unwrapping this year. The short version: People love spoiling their dogs.  Here are some key takeaways: Pup parents gift monthly: 93% of customers gift their dogs at least once a month....

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What’s Your Dog’s Holiday Routine?

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The holidays feel like they were tailor-made for dogs: lots of interesting new smells around the house, new friends coming to visit, and all the delicious food you can drool over. We surveyed over 70,000 dogs to get an idea of how they might act during holiday get togethers and to see if their breed...

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5 Questions with Stand With Me’s Francess McMahon

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Veterans Day is a federal holiday meant to honor those who have served in the military.  In celebration of Veterans Day, we sat down with Francess “Myrph” McMahon of Stand With Me, a nonprofit organization that places service dogs with veterans. Stand With Me takes a unique approach by teaching veterans to train their own...

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5 Questions with Professional Dog Trainer Erika Gonzalez

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Meet Erika Gonzalez, certified dog trainer, behavior consultant, dog lifestyle expert, and founder of From Dusk Till Dog. We’ll be partnering with Erika to share training lessons in the weeks to come. To kick things off, here are 5 questions to get caught up to speed on her style of dog training. If you’d prefer...

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