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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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Swedish Dog Names (and their meanings)

Whether you’re a huge ABBA fan, love hockey, have a Swedish breed (such as a Swedish Vallhund), we’ve got plenty of Swedish dog names for you!

This post covers 85 different Swedish names for male and female dogs, as well as a few that are not gender-specific.

Because names are important, we’ve also included the meaning of each dog name. We hope you find one that suits you and your pup well!

For more naming options, check out our dog name generator tool.

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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 Get a Puppy to Sleep in a Crate

Nothing beats the joy of having a new puppy in the house. These bundles of joy are lovely and cute. However, having a new puppy is quite similar to having a child in your home

This means that you have to take care of them and teach them a lot of things that will stick with them for the rest of their lives.

One of the most important aspects that you need to train them is sleeping in a convenient spot, such as a crate. Having a safe, comfortable place for them to sleep in makes many regular events (such as night-time sleeping, travel, and leaving for work) easier on both you and your pet. If you want to know how to get a puppy to sleep in a crate, you’re in for a treat!

Today, we’ll provide you with a brief guide that walks you through all the necessary steps to get the job done. Let’s jump right in!

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The Best Puppy Shampoo Options in 2022

Puppies! You’ve got to love ’em, right? They’re eager to stick their noses into everything – even the things we really wish they wouldn’t. And of course, where the nose goes, the rest of them follows… right into the stink.

Of course, puppies don’t care. Their world is much more defined by smell than ours is, and most of them don’t seem to mind smelling bad, so long as they’d Had An Adventure.

But sometimes even the cutest of puppy eyes can’t make up for the smell, and that’s where puppy shampoo comes in.

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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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How to Crate Train an Adult Dog

Many people believe that adult dogs are harder to train than puppies. “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” we say.

However, adult dogs are often easier to train than puppies because they have more self-control (and maybe a little bit less crazy energy, too). They’re typically more mentally mature than puppies, and have a longer attention span.

Crate training can be an arduous process, but as long as you have some patience and control, you shouldn’t face any major issues. This article discusses how to crate train an adult dog for the first time in five easy-to-follow steps. 

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Best Dogs for First Time Pet Owners

Words are often aren’t to describe how much people love their dogs, and for good reason! They’re loyal, friendly, helpful, trainable, and love you more than themselves. 

While many people enjoy the company of their friends’ and family’s dogs, and would love to own their own dog. However, picking out your first dog can be a daunting task. If you’re one of these people, you’re in the right place.

In this post, we shed light on the six best dogs for first-time pet owners. The breeds we’re about to discuss were chosen based on five main characteristics: adaptability, playfulness, trainability, health, and socializing. 

So, without any further ado, let’s get to know these six beginner-friendly breeds. 

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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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How to Wash Dog Beds (+ Easily Washable Options)

Dogs are like us in many ways, including their sleep cycle. And in order for them to get a good night’s sleep, they need a suitable temperature, a good sense of security, and a comfortable place to lay down. These are all things that are provided by a dog bed.

Dog beds aren’t only intended for sleeping, though; they’re also for napping throughout the day. If you have a pup or an aging dog, you’ll notice that napping is a frequent activity for them, and that the bed is in constant use.

With constant use comes the need to routinely wash your dog’s bed for the sake of their health and well-being. 

If you’re in search of the most efficient ways you can offer your pet a bed that is not only comfortable but clean, this article is for you.

In this post, we’ll discuss all you need to know about washing dog bedding, whether by hand or in a washer.

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