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Bonding With Your Dog

Caring for a dog means not only looking after their physical needs, but their emotional needs, too. Check out these fun ways to spend quality time together and share life with your dog.

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The Science Behind Why We Love Our Dogs

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Do you ever look into your dog’s eyes… and wonder if they love you as much as you love them? Science has some clues about that. Animals can imprint on humans In the early 1930s, an Austrian scientist named Konrad Lorenz kept a collection of goose eggs and waited until they hatched. When they emerged,...

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Top Dog-Friendly Beaches on the East Coast

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Are you and your furry friend planning a trip to Maine, Delaware, or another state along the East Coast? Perhaps you’re looking for beaches in your own home state and hidden gems you’ve yet to explore with your pup. We’ve got you covered. Check out our dog-friendly guide to East Coast beaches, including the best...

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Dog Breed Reveal Party Ideas

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It’s almost time for the big reveal! Just a few short weeks ago, you sent in your swab from the Embark Dog DNA Kit. You’ve been dying to know if Gunner’s part Aussie or Border Collie or where Luna gets those cute webbed feet — and soon all your questions will be answered. Check Out...

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7 Benefits of Take Your Dog to Work Day

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Take Your Dog to Work Day officially occurs every year in June. But here at Embark, every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day. We’re fortunate to have a pet-friendly workplace, with several dogs running around the office at any given time. If we could, we’d bring our dogs everywhere with us. More and...

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How to teach a dog to stay

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Are you in the middle of training your dog? Stay is a great command for laying a foundation for future training, getting your dog’s focus, and even keeping them safe in some situations. Whether you’re trying to train an older shelter dog or a new puppy, here are tips on how to teach your dog...

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Learn Dog Love Languages In Action

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This week we’ve been looking at the fun idea of dog love languages and how they correspond to different breed groups. Obviously, this is just for fun, but the idea behind it is the same as with people. Just like you and I have a love language, a way that cues to us that we are...

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Tips for Hiking With Your Dog

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Hiking with dogs is one of our favorite summer activities, and we’re hitting the trails. Hiking is a great way to get outside and bond with your dog, but it does require a certain amount of preparation. That’s especially true if you are hiking with your dog for the first time. Here are our pro...

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Dog Love Languages

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Have you ever wondered if your dog really knows how much you love them?  Most of us are familiar with the idea of there being five love languages:  affirmations, service, gifts, quality time, and physical touch. The idea of love languages was first proposed by Dr. Gary Chapman and the idea has since become part...

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6 Fun Activities To Do With Your Dog This Summer

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It’s the beginning of summer, and one of the best ways to enjoy the warm weather is with your dog. Imagine the joy of watching your four-legged friend prance through the park or gallop across the beach. Sounds pretty nice, right? Here are six fun activities to do with your dog this summer. 1. Frozen...

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15 Tips for Traveling With Your Dog

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Thinking of traveling with your dog? Many dog parents opt to board their pup or get a dog sitter while they’re out of town, but sometimes taking your pup along is the best decision. In other situations, your dog has to travel with you, such as during a move. Whether you’re traveling with your pup...

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5 Ways to Enjoy Fall with Your Dog

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  The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and the sky is steadily getting darker each night you take your dog out for their evening stroll. Despite the chill and the shorter days, fall is such a wonderfully cozy season–especially when you have a dog by your side.  This transition into fall is a...

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Tips for Running With Your Dog

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Running with your dog is a great way to exercise together. Running reportedly gives dogs many of the same physical and mental benefits as it does humans, The Washington Post reports. Not only does it keep dogs in shape, but it also may also deliver the same “runner’s high” that people experience after a long...

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