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Apr02
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Doggie?

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Doggie?

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My young daughter is terrified of dogs. How can I help her with her fear of animals.

Feb11
How Our Blind Dog Taught Me About My Teen Daughter

How Our Blind Dog Taught Me About My Teen Daughter

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Our slightly cantankerous second dog has unwittingly helped me to be a better mother to my teenage daughter, because they have a lot in common.

Nov19
New (fur)babies are stressful

New (fur)babies are stressful

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In the excitement of adding a second dog to our household, I may have forgotten how hard it can be for everyone involved, even when it’s a good thing.

Aug09
To Get A Second Dog, or Not to Get a Second Dog (A Real Family Drama, in Two Acts)

To Get A Second Dog, or Not to Get a Second Dog (A Real Family Drama, in Two Acts)

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To me it isn’t even a question.We aren’t getting another dog. It is not going to happen. Nope. Never. Not getting a second dog. No thank you.

Feb23
12 Reasons Why Your Family Should Get A Dog

12 Reasons Why Your Family Should Get A Dog

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My children begged and begged and begged for a dog. I never wanted one. I didn’t grow up with animals in the house. To me they were smelly, prone to shed hair everywhere, track dirt through the house, and be one more thing for me to deal with once the novelty of having a dog wore off. Now my kids tease me now because I have more photos of the dog on my phone than I do of them.

Oct17
Teaching Your Kids How To Care for Pets

Teaching Your Kids How To Care for Pets

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Once kids are school-aged like mine, it’s reasonable to expect them to shoulder some pet care responsibility. However, keep in mind that, although they may want to handle something like the litter box or dog walking, they might not be ready just yet.

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