Best Dog Crates for Air Travel

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If you have to fly with your dog, you will want to make sure you buy a dog crate that is specifically made for airline travel. You can fly with your pet either in the cargo or bring him in the cabin, as long as your dog is in an airline-approved crate or kennel. An IATA-approved dog crate is designed …

15 Things Only Sheepadoodle Owners Understand

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If you own a Sheepadoodle or a mini Sheepadoodle, you’ll quickly realize that they are a unique breed that is full of life and love! Here are 10 things that all Sheepadoodle owners will understand. 1. Sheepadoodles Can Be Stubborn Sheepadoodles are smart enough to know what you’re saying to them, but will sometimes still do what they want. Their …

Top Pet-Friendly Hotels in Banff

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Fancy restaurants, boutique stores, humongous parks, and vibrant nightlife — welcome to Banff, a charming resort town like no other in Alberta. There’s a ton to see and do in Banff, but nothing that can beat staying in a cozy, well-equipped hotel room with your favorite pooch. Thankfully, there’s never a shortage of pet-friendly hotels in Banff. We’ve put together …

Dog Daycare in Calgary: A Review of Dogma

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When searching for a dog daycare in Calgary, it’s important that you drop your dog off somewhere reputable and with a good track record. After all, our dogs aren’t able to give us details about their days when we pick them up from daycare so we just need to trust that they are being well taken care of. When we …

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Games to Play With Your Dog Inside

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Your four-legged friend needs some playtime and exercise, whether it’s raining or sunny outside. It helps your dog to stay fit, alert and healthy. That’s why you should embrace indoor games during bad weather to keep boredom at bay, and allow your dog to let off steam. As an owner, you stand to benefit too! Instead of getting stuck in …

3 Ingredients Dog Treats

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You don’t need to be a world-class chef to bake up some delicious dog treats for Fido. I can guarantee they will love anything you make for them (and if that’s not a confidence boost in the kitchen, I don’t know what is 😉). While our families might expect something fancy to come out of the oven, your dog will …

The Best Doodle Rescue to Find a Doodle-Type Dog

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Doodle type dogs such as the Sheepadoodle (both mini Sheepadoodle and Standard) Goldendoodle and Bernedoodle are a favorite because of their reputation as being hypoallergenic and great family dogs. We own a Sheepadoodle named Kaya, and she is the best family dog we could have ever hoped for. While getting a Doodle from a breeder is an option, there are …

Should You Get a Mini Sheepadoodle?

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Ah, the mini Sheepadoodle! A pint-sized version of a standard Sheepadoodle complete with that oh-so-adorable teddy-bear face. A mini Sheepadoodle is a small version of the popular Sheepadoodle dog. A Sheepadoodle is a cross between an Old English Sheepdog and a Standard Poodle, whereas a mini Sheepadoodle is an Old English Sheepdog crossed with a miniature Poodle and is usually …

Are Essential Oils Safe for Dogs?

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Essential oils have exploded in popularity over the last couple of years. Touted as being a natural replacement to some types of medication, aromatherapy and household cleaners, people have begun using essential oils in an effort to reduce the amount of chemical products they use. And while essential oils are safe for humans to use, are essential oils safe for …