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5 Paw Protection Tips for Summer

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Summer is a great time to be a dog parent. The weather is warm and there’s an endless list of outdoor adventures to enjoy, from long city walks to strolls along sandy beaches. But what about when the weather is too warm? Hot weather can be uncomfortable for dogs, especially when their paws touch hot...

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How to Care for Your Dog at Every Age

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There are several ways veterinarians estimate dog age and puppy age. Knowing a dog’s age can help inform what kind of lifestyle and preventive care plan is right for them.  As dogs age, their social, behavioral, and health needs change. Read on to learn more about dog age and health, and find tips for giving...

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Top Dog Training Tips and Techniques

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Looking for advice on how to train your shelter dog or new puppy? Embark spoke with Carrie Weber of Good Dog Training to learn more about dog behavior and how DNA testing can help you and your trainer better assist your pup. Whether you have a puppy that’s still learning their manners or a senior...

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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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Training & Behavior

Why Does My Dog Shake?

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Trembling can be a telltale sign your dog is feeling particularly cold or fearful, but it can also be an indicator that they are sick or in pain. Understanding some of the common behavioral, medical, and genetic reasons for shaking in dogs can help you better evaluate if there is a cause for concern and...

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Training & Behavior

How to Stop Your Dog from Barking

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Sometimes your dog just wants to be heard. Barking is a natural means of communication for dogs, but it can be disruptive if left unchecked. If you want to stop your dog barking, the first step is to figure out why they’re barking in the first place. Here are the top 5 reasons why your...

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Aging

How Veterinarians Estimate Dog Age

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We understand why it’s important for you to have an accurate estimate of your dog’s age. You want to be prepared and give your dog the appropriate care for their age, anticipate any age-related health conditions, and give them the best life possible. Knowing your dog’s age can inform many of the choices you make...

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Preventive Care

All About Overheating in Dogs

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The sun is out and your dog’s tongue is out, it’s time for fun! There’s no rain, no work — finally, you and your dog can hit the trails early, chill poolside, or go to the beach and play ultimate frisbee. Whatever summer activity you choose, when it comes to fun with your four-legged friend,...

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Puppy

New Puppy Checklist

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Getting a puppy can be one of life’s greatest joys, but new pet parents know the experience can also be overwhelming.   At Embark, we understand the unique challenges a new puppy can bring. We’ve put together this comprehensive new puppy checklist to ensure that you have everything you need to help your dog stay...

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Preventive Care

How to Protect Your Dog This Summer

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Pool parties, festivals, hiking—summer is here. Those of us with dogs know that none of our summer activities would be complete without our four-legged pals. Below are a few scenarios with safety tips to help you and your dog make the most of this fun season. Water safety Dogs love a refreshing swim in the...

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Puppy

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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Best Friend Workouts

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Want to stay in shape with your dog? Keeping up with a workout routine can be difficult and the company of your best friend can make it much more do-able. Who knows? You and your four-legged companion might even have fun while breaking a sweat! We give you workouts that both you and your furry...

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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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Training & Behavior

7 Benefits of Fostering a Dog

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Now more than ever, many homes are looking toward fostering a dog as a source of companionship. It’s great that so many people are thinking of opening their doors. Animal shelters across the country need foster volunteers now more than ever. The Huffington Post reports that “shelters want to move as many animals as possible...

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Training & Behavior

How to Train a Shelter or Rescue Dog

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One of the more popular reasons people rescue older dogs instead of adopting puppies is because training a puppy is harder work. While it’s true that older dogs require less maintenance than puppies, they usually don’t come fully trained. If you’re thinking of adopting soon, keep in mind these tips for how to train a...

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Dog Care

From puppyhood to the senior years, caring for a dog is a rewarding experience. Beyond the joy they bring us, dogs also come with unique needs. Providing the right training, nutrition, and preventive care is important for their physical and mental well-being.

At Embark, we want to help all dogs live healthier lives. Here, we share expert dog care advice, including tips from veterinarians, training resources, and checklists to help you keep your dog happy and healthy.