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A Guide to Dog Emotions



Understanding Your Dog 

Since dogs can’t speak, the only way humans can gauge their emotions is by looking at their body language. It’s important to remember that dog body language doesn’t directly correlate to human body language....

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Dog Guide To NYC


The Dog Walker's Guide to Manhattan


Even a short walk in New York can lead to some unforgettable memories and premium people watching. However, sometimes our dogs can get overwhelmed with the city. Not only that, but if dog owners get overwhelmed...

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Non Shedding Dogs

Dogs That Don't Shed


Anyone with allergies searching for the perfect dog has heard buzz about non shedding dogs and hypoallergenic dogs. While hypoallergenic dogs are scientifically considered a myth, there are certain breeds of dog who shed minimally all year round, or only shed...

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"Bad Dog" Behaviors

5 Typical Bad Dog Behaviors



Your dog is funny, special, and the apple of your eye but you don’t have to love all your dog’s undesirable quirks. Whether you’ve adopted a dog, or your dog has developed some bad habits, understanding why negative...
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Why do dogs need to socialize

Why do dogs need to socialize


Socializing your dog is important because it will help you and your dog be more relaxed inside and outside your home. One of the most basic reasons to socialize your dog is so your dog realizes they are a dog. Dogs are pack animals, and if their owner...

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Dog Training

How to train your dog


Obedience training is important for the emotional well-being of yourself and your dog. When you and your dog effectively communicate, your pet is less confused about their role in your family (their pack) and can healthily...

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What to do if your Puppy is Overweight

Overweight Puppy


You may notice that your new dog still has a pudgy belly, but it can’t be baby fat. You may see other parents at puppy play dates call your dog “the big guy” or “roly poly.” Swifto knows that a little pudge on a puppy is adorable, but a life of obesity often leads to arthritis, diabetes, heart, or breathing problems. You...

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How much food and water should your dog consume a day?

Health Tips


There are some generally agreed upon guidelines on how much food and water a dog should get per day. These figures are based on recommendations provided by veterinarians and the American Kennel Club and are based on your dog’s weight. Paying attention to the amount of...

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What to do if your child is afraid of dogs

Tips for helping your child overcome their fear of dogs


Even though dogs are man’s best friend, they can be strange and intimidating to many kids. Dogs are often larger than them, unpredictable, and very forward when curious. Here are ten basic tips about what to do if your child is...

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Dog Walking in Battery Park City

Battery Park City


Battery Park City was built in the 1970’s and 80’s from rubble excavated while building the World Trade Center and sand from Staten Island. One man’s trash is another dog’s treasure-- Battery Park City boasts a beautiful public park with promenades up and down First and Second Places for dogs to sniff. Dog owners should...

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