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Holidays

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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The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine reports that 20 to 40 percent of dogs exhibit separation anxiety. Through our survey research, we discovered that before the COVID-19 pandemic, only 11% of respondents spent 21-24 hours per day at home with their dog. Today, that number has grown to 38%. While going back to...

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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 can help make it a positive experience. You should schedule the first vet appointment for your puppy as soon as...

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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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5 Dog Games That Practice Stay

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Looking for fun ways to practice commands with your dog? All you need are some of their favorite toys, treats and some outdoor space. These five dog games will get you and your dog moving with the bonus of practicing your dog’s “stay” skills. Five dog games that practice stay If your dog already has...

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