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Let Me Entertain You! Successful Holiday Parties for Pet Owners

Pets and parties?

I love the movie A Christmas Story. My favorite characters are, of course, the Bumpus Hounds.

Fear Not: Navigating the Holidays with an Adolescent Dog

Celebration?

Into the Woods

Take a hike!

If you aspire to be more active this winter, be sure to include your dog in your plans!

How to Keep Your Dog Calm When the Doorbell Rings

Are you Suburban Woman, loving but exasperated owner of Fido and Fifi? Does your home seem like the 5th at Santa Anita every time the doorbell rings? Wouldn't it be wonderful if your dog actually moved away from the door when the doorbell rang rather than crowd you for a position to greet, or "eat", the people on the other side? Wouldn't you love to have a dog that sits, lies down, or even runs to another room when the doorbell rings-instead of all the embarrassing things your dog currently does?

How to Put an End to Counter-Surfing

Many dog owners complain that their dogs steal food from kitchen counters or even the dinner table. A new term was even coined to describe this behavior: counter-surfing. If you're tired of losing your dinner to a sneaky pooch every time you turn your back, here's what you can do about it.