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A Gift Guide for Your Dog’s Birthday

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Is your pup’s birthday right around the corner? Don’t forget to give them the celebration they deserve. At Embark we know that your furry family members’ birthdays are worth celebrating. We are here to guide you in the right direction when purchasing some puptastic birthday gifts for your dog’s birthday! 1. Pup-friendly cakes If you’re...

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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 recently 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...

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9 Ways To Use a Dog GPS Tracker To Manage Your Dog’s Health

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It should surprise no dog lover that dogs, just like people, live longer and healthier lives if they stay in great physical condition. Getting enough exercise not only helps your dog stay physically fit, but also helps to reduce incidences of destructive behavior. Dogs who are under-exercised or bored are more likely to tear around...

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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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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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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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The State of Dog Care

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At Embark, our scientists are working hard to improve dog health, with the help of our customers through community science. Embark conducted a study of over 190,000 Embark customers, plus 1,977 additional pet owners in all 50 states, to find out where pet owners are going the extra mile to care for their dogs in...

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7 Effective Ways To Tell How Big Your Puppy Will Get

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Puppy owners are always curious about how big their puppy will get when they reach adulthood. This is a perfectly natural question, as everyone wants to make sure their new furry friend will be able to fit comfortably in their home. However, a dog’s full-grown size is a complex trait to determine with 100% certainty....

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7 Ways to Celebrate Pride with Your Dog

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May was National Pet Month and now Pride month is here! For many of us in the LGBTQIA+ community, our dogs are very important members of our chosen families. Dogs (especially in the last year) are our constant companions, and our biggest allies and supporters. Regardless of what the rest of the world might think...

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How to Entertain Your Dog Indoors

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Dogs need regular exercise, whether that’s a daily walk or playing with friends at the dog park. But when the weather is too hot or too cold for long walks, it can be challenging to find ways to keep your dog entertained indoors. A mix of activities your dog can do on their own and...

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Dog Sleeping Habits

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Dogs sleep a lot. According to AKC, dogs can spend half their day napping. That number is higher for older dogs and larger breed dogs. Not all dogs doze off in the same way, however. We surveyed over 53,000 owners who’ve tested their dogs with us to see what their bedtime habits are.   Where...

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Scooby-Doo Decoded

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You loved when we decoded Clifford, the Big Red Dog. So today, we’re decoding Scooby-Doo, the famous super-sleuthing, mystery-solving cartoon dog. Scooby-Doo is the iconic titular dog from the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? He rides around in the Mystery Machine van with his friends Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy as they look for...

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10 Ways to Help Dogs in Need

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Adoption and fostering are great ways to help dogs in need of forever homes. But there are many other ways to give back, even if you can’t adopt a pet right now. Here are 10 ways to spread the love and help dogs in need this holiday season—or any time of year. 1. Donate to...

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Dog Featured in Embark Today Show Segment Moves to Bavarian Alps

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Remember Lissibelle? This adorable pup was part of our segment featured on the Today Show in 2017 and her owner, Rebecca Maddox, just shared an update with us. Not only has Lissibelle changed her look, but she also moved to the Alps! Rebecca wanted to complete a DNA test for Lissibelle after losing her dog...

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10 Things to Know About Military Dogs

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Military working dogs have a long history that dates back to ancient times. They are trained in combat to become scouts, sentries, trackers, and more. Military working dogs are typically, but not always, Belgian Malinois, German Shepherds, and Dutch Shepherds. Here are 10 things to know about military working dogs: The first official military working...

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