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Holidays

Whether it’s the New Year, DNA Day, or your dog’s birthday, you can find gift ideas and perspectives on holiday celebrations here.

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Best Gifts for Dog Moms 2021

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Dog moms love their pups and love to buy things for them. Unfortunately, gift shopping for a dog mom can be a little overwhelming due to the wide variety of options available. A quick search for dog mom gifts will yield thousands of results. However, narrowing down the perfect gift doesn’t have to be challenging....

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Heidi, the Queen of Halloween

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Happy Howl-oween! While many dog owners (and their pups) may find canine costumes to be pre-paw-sterous, this furbaby can’t get enough of it! Heidi and her pawrent, Amanda, are seriously dedicated to the dress-up game. Check out a few of our favorite looks to get inspired for your dog’s Halloween costume this year! SpidermanPrincess LeiaMoira...

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Is Your Dog’s Behavior More “Trick” or “Treat”?

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DNA is just one of the things that makes every dog unique. Dog behaviors can be as diverse as their breed mix. We know that our dogs can be a combination of a little mischievous and very sweet—and we love them for it! We surveyed over 176,000 Embark dogs to learn about their behavior at...

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A Swab Surprise is the Perfect Holiday Gift for the Dog Lover in Your Life

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What’s better than unwrapping a holiday gift to find out it’s a dog DNA test for your beloved pup? Finding out you already have your dog’s DNA answers and can start exploring their breed mix, health results, and relatives! This year, take the waiting period out of the process with a Swab Surprise. Give the...

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2021 Vet-Approved Dog Gift Guide

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Like 2020, 2021 has ushered in many changes and our dogs and puppies are right there beside us through it all. The unconditional love and support we get from our furry friends are unmatched. So with so many options out there, how do you pick the perfect gifts for your dog?  How about we start...

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Happy Dogsgiving

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Our pups give us so much to be thankful for, so we’re dedicating this slice of November to them. Learn some tips, try a recipe, and turn up the love for #Dogsgiving! Explore: Etiquette   Recipes   Social Teach your dog dining etiquette Whether they’re eating their own food or eyeing yours, it’s important for...

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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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Four Fantastic Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day

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Calling all canine companions! National Dog Day is an all-around celebration of dogs. It’s a way to thank our canines for all of the ways they improve our lives, share this appreciation with other dog-loving people, and raise awareness about all of the adoptable dogs currently waiting in a shelter for some loving soul to...

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day

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Happy National Dog Day! This is one of our favorite days of the year at Embark, and we couldn’t let it pass without a celebration. Here are our top five ways to celebrate National Dog Day. 1. Go on an outing with your dog Take advantage of the holiday by dedicating the day to your...

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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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The Best Parts: Dog Mom Edition

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Mother’s Day may be over for the year, but it’s the perfect time to celebrate Dog Mom’s Day! The bond between a woman and her best fur-iend is so special — from speaking a dog’s love languages to holding your new puppy for the first time. So let’s take a moment to celebrate all the...

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The Dogs on the Mayflower

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The Pilgrims weren’t the only ones who arrived at Plymouth in 1620. They brought dogs on the Mayflower with them. These Pilgrim pups might have been present at the first Thanksgiving. How do we know there were dogs on the Mayflower? Thanks to journals the Pilgrims kept, we know that there were at least two...

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