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When Your Dog Barks at Strangers

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If you’re a dog owner wondering why your adorable pet is barking at other people and dogs, instead of living up to their potential of the belle of the dog park, read on for exclusive Swifto tips to nurture your stranger-shy dog.


Every owner’s first hurdle is to understand why their dog happens to be barking at strangers. There are many potential causes...

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Can your dog do this?!

Top 6 Ridiculous Dog Tricks

Skateboarding dog

Written by Emily W.


Tired of the simple “sit,” “stay,” and “shake” commands? So did the owners of these next dogs. Every pet owner knows that their dog is unique, but one way to let the world know it is to teach him or her a fun...
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Lonesome Dog?

10 Tips to Bury Boredom

Yawning Dog

Written by Dylan K.

Dogs get bored. Hey, do you blame them? Many of them sit around the house all day every day with no one to keep them company. I can't even sit around the house alone for one twenty-four hour stretch without at least veggin' out on...
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Doggy Tinder: Sniff Left or Sniff Right

The Answers To Why Dogs Smell Butts.

Doggie Tinder

Written by Dylan K.

"Why hello, nice to meet you" translated into dog language is pretty much done via nose to rear-end. Pretty strange custom right? I mean if you met someone new of the human-kind and the first thing they...
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No Spring in 2015?

8 Great Ways to Cool Down the Dog Days of Summer!

Tired Dog

Written by Dylan K.

Its going to get hot out there real hot. NYC already had 85+ degree weather in May! So we put together 8 great ways to cool down your best friend:
Doggy Froyo from...
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Drop it!

Are You Buying Your Dog Worse Treats Than Sidewalk Scraps?


Dog eating glasses

Written by Dylan K.


Are you buying your dog paleo diet organic gluten free chow? Are all of their chew toys BPA free? Have you had them tested for food allergies?

These things might sound ridiculous to some, but its become...

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10 Ways To Get Your Dog's Beach Body Ready For Summer

Yoga Dog

Written by Dylan K.

Obviously your pooch has no interest in six-pack abs, but its been a long drawn out winter. It's likely walks and park time have been kept brief for the past few months. Now that the sun has returned, here are ten fun ways to exercise your dog.

Beyond the Ball.
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Tips for walking your dog in New York City

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Dense foot traffic, sidewalk liter, and a myriad of canine distractions can make walking your dog in New York City a hairy proposition. So, we’ve come up with a few tips to help a dog and its human run these streets.


Stay in...

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Thanksgiving Dinner- Things your dog shouldn't eat



When the big day arrives, predictably, your pup will want to share in your human bounty. Just as predictably, someone at the table will buckle under her pleading puppy dog stare. Plan a head for the inevitable moment of weakness. Here’s a primer on what your dog can and cannot have off the dinner table, so as to save your veterinarian a holiday trip into the office.


Things NOT to feed the...

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Yorkshire Terriers





Yorkies look like a sassy hunting terrier crossed with a teddy bear, and that’s essentially what they are. As a companion, they’re extremely devoted and have a tendency to play favorites. A Yorkie can be one of the gentlest,...

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