Dog Care

What Is the Average Monthly Cost of Owning a Dog?

Let’s kick this off by saying, yes, canine companionship is priceless, and we can’t imagine our lives without our furry friends.

But, if you’re thinking of owning a dog, you probably want to know what you’re in for, in terms of monthly costs. In real, concrete terms (even if we can’t put a dollar value on their love).

Dogs are our friends, but they’re also our responsibility. We need to provide them with food, water, shelter, playtime, veterinary care, and companionship, and some of that doesn’t come cheap.

So, what is the average monthly cost of owning a dog? The short answer is “it depends”. The slightly longer answer is, between $100 and $500 a month. That’s a big range, so let’s dig into the details with the longer answer.

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Free Printable Dog Walking Schedule

Dogs are truly man’s best friend: they’re great for cuddling, families, and they help us stay active.

Maybe regular walks with your dog are one of your New Years’ Resolutions. Perhaps you’ve got a pup with a lot of energy, and/or kids with a lot of energy who want to keep track of their new responsibilities. . Or maybe you’re a dog-walking pro looking for some helping staying organized, and keeping track of who walked which dog when.

Whatever the case may be, it can be helpful to keep track of your dog walking. We’ve created this helpful dog walking printable, available both as an image and as a PDF.

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10 New Year Resolutions For You and Your Dog in 2022

We’ve just rung in another new year, and with it, more opportunities to spend time with your dog. While the phrase “New Years Resolutions” makes us think of going to the gym, there are plenty of ways to refresh your routine and have fun with your dog.

Whether you’re a new dog owner or a long-time dog parent, we’ve got something for you. So if you’re looking for ideas on how to start 2022 off on the right foot (or paw!), keep reading!

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How to Train Your Dog to Be a Service Dog

Dogs are known to be highly serving and loyal creatures. They always gravitate towards helping those they feel attached to. So, it was no surprise when the government started officially employing them for specific missions.

Some serve the police force, some are emotional support dogs, and some become service dogs.

So, you might wonder how to train your dog to be a service dog, and what qualifications are needed.

Read on to know all there is to know about service dogs, their qualifications, and how you can train them.

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Transferring Dog Ownership: Everything You Need to Know

Our pets are part of our family, but sometimes, for whatever reason, you might need to transfer dog ownership to someone else.

This process is essential for the new owner to hold full responsibility for the dog, especially if your dog has a microchip registered to you.

Not only that, but it also allows you to specify several terms in a shared agreement, such as treatment and care. 

If you find changing ownership of dogs confusing, this article is here to help. Today, we’ll walk you through a brief guide with everything you need to know about the process.

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Are Raisins Bad for Dogs?

It’s no secret that having a pet is a huge responsibility. You’re in charge of your pup’s well-being, and that includes foods that they should or shouldn’t eat.

We’ve covered other foods that are off-limits for dogs, but today’s post is about raisins. Are raisins bad for dogs? Let’s find out!

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What Does Dog Health Insurance Cover?

Insurance is one of the best ways to enjoy peace of mind when it comes to health costs. Luckily, like traditional medical insurance, there are plenty of pet insurance plans available for veterinary costs as well. 

So what does dog health insurance cover? Ideally, this depends on the type of health insurance plan that your dog is on, which is usually slightly different from human health insurance

To help you find out more about dog health insurance, in today’s article, we’ll walk you through a brief overview of what dog health insurance plans cover and don’t cover. Let’s dive in!

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