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Behavioral

The best way to understand your dog’s behavior is to understand what their actions mean. The Canine Journal community can give you advice and feedback that will have you, your dog, and your family on a level of understanding that will make it fun and rewarding to live together. It's just as important that your pup understand your actions and the reasons behind your behavior.

Training

Dog training is one of the most important aspects of canine care. Our experts help you train your canine so that you understand each other better and they learn to behave in ways that will keep them safe and happy.

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Behavior

Is your dog doing something or acting in a certain way and you don't understand why? Engage with our community and hopefully you'll find some answers.
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Breeds

Learn all about your dog’s breed, as well as breeds you may not have heard of. Canine Journal covers everything from Affenpinscher and Dalmatian to Yorkshire Terrier.

Breed Comparisons

Sometimes it is hard to know the differences between two dogs, making it nearly impossible to choose which one is the best fit for your family. This is why we created these breed vs breed and other comparisons to help you understand the biggest variances between breeds, helping you make better decisions on your next pet.

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Dog Breed Pricing

Understanding why a certain dog breed is so expensive is complex. If you are lucky enough to find the perfect dog at a shelter, the cost will only be a couple hundred dollars to cover the cost of spay or neuter and administrative fees. But, when it comes to buying a purebred or popular hybrid from a breeder, the prices can skyrocket quickly. So, it is wise to know an estimate for pricing before you start shopping to help you manage your expectations but also to make sure you are not taken advantage of. This is where our information can help a ton.

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Dog Names

Naming your new best friend is a decision that will last a lifetime, so it is not one to be taken lightly. We have lots of different types of inspirational ideas to meet your every need, from breed-specific and entertainment-focused ideas to color and size-related monikers. We’ve got you covered in making sure your dog’s new name is one that you will love for years to come!

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Mixed Breeds

Mixed breeds are common in local rescue organizations’ shelters, but how are you to know what to expect from your curious hybrid pup? We break down how these dog breeds come together to create a new lovable being for you to enjoy. By gaining a better understanding of the expected size, temperament, sociability, and more, you can be prepared to bring your new canine home with confidence and joy.

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Care

Dog training is one of the most important aspects of canine care. You want to train your canine so that you understand each other better and they learn to behave in ways that will keep them safe and happy. Our experts also include guides on behavior, puppies, travel, household, rescue dogs, and activism. Our goal is to encompass all the dimensions of care your pup and you might need.

Adoption

Thinking of adopting a new dog into your home? Check out our reader’s stories, tips, non-profit organizations, and dog shelters you may wish to contribute to and learn from, and more.

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Grooming

Some dogs shed a lot or have long hair that gets matted easily while some are short-haired with fewer grooming concerns. And sometimes even the short-haired dogs require grooming for unexpected reasons. So, we help you understand how much a breed may shed and how to better control it. It is also important to find the right brushes, combs, shampoos, and more to manage your dog’s coat. We also provide tips, tricks, and product recommendations to help make the dog grooming process easier.

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Household

Bringing a dog into your family should be a thoughtful decision. Our experts bring you various how-to guides to make the transition from adoption seamless so you can welcome your new furry family member to your household.

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Puppies

Adopted a new puppy but not sure what’s next. We’ve got lots of tips to help make this new member’s transition into your family smooth and joyful!

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Travel

Travel with your dog is not always easy, nor is leaving your pup behind at a kennel or with a pet sitter while you explore the world. Our experts have put together guides and everything from the best places to stay with dogs to preparing your dog for travel.

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Gear

From collars and leashes to stylish dog beds and sweaters, we’ve got lots of recos on canine gear to keep your dog’s accessories on-trend.

Beds

Knowing that your dog is comfortable when they are resting cannot be underestimated. After all, a rested dog is a less stressed and cranky dog. So making sure you consider the right aspects of the cushioning, cover, location, etc. of a dog’s bed is essential. Read our reviews to find the right product to meet your pup’s unique needs.

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Bowls

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Collars

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Crates

When you leave home, you want to make sure your pet and your belongings are all safe from curious teeth and impatient bladders. Finding the right crate for your dog to call home is an essential aspect of giving them a place to call their own that they love and respect, making time apart less stressful for all.

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Harnesses

A harness is a safe and secure way to walk your dog that often reduces tugging more than a collar can. We review all of the considerations as well as products to help you find the perfect fit for your pup to enjoy while walking on a leash.

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Leashes

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Toys

Toys are fun for dogs, kids and adults. Our experts review the best toys for your pup to keep them occupied and happy.

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Health

Everything that has to do with your dog’s health – from stomach aches to nutrition to broken bones. Let Canine Journal assist you with your pet health needs, but remember to take them to the Vet in emergencies!

Conditions

So your pup is sick? We’ve got lots of tips to help him heal and start back to his tail wagging self in no time. And if your dog is truly ill, please do not hesitate to consult your vet. They are trained to help keep your pet healthy. Our experts have researched hundreds of conditions. We bring you the latest as soon as we can confirm the validity of the research.

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Food

Your pup’s nutrition is one of the most important aspects of their health. We give you a list of what you should never feed your dog, as well as ideas to affordably create variety in their diet that will not only keep them healthy but allow them to enjoy their meals.

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Veterinary

A veterinarian can help answer questions you have regarding your dog’s health concerns. Our experts also bring you guides on how to find a good vet, what to look for and questions to ask, online vet services, and more.

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Wellness

Pet wellness encompasses the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, and environmental well-being of your four-legged friend. Preventative care is at the top of that list and includes regular vet checkups, healthy food choices, exercise, and vaccines.

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Pet Insurance

Pet insurance is the human health insurance equivalent, but for your pet. Having your dog or cat protected by a good health insurance plan can put your mind at ease knowing that large unexpected medical bills will be covered. Canine Journal has decades of experience in pet health insurance, our experts have reviewed over two dozen providers and bring you our top picks in our comprehensive pet insurance reviews.

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