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Best Dog Crates for Air Travel

Dana Nicole Flying

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 …

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18 Things Only Sheepadoodle Owners Understand

Dana Nicole Sheepadoodle

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 …

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Top Pet-Friendly Hotels in Banff

Dana Nicole Dog-Friendly

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 …

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Dog Daycare in Calgary: A Review of Dogma

Dana Nicole Dog-Friendly

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

Dana Nicole Dogs

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 …

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3 Ingredients Dog Treats

Dana Nicole Dogs

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 …

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The Best Doodle Rescue to Find a Doodle-Type Dog

Dana Nicole Sheepadoodle

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 …

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Everything You Need to Know About The Mini Sheepadoodle

Dana Nicole Sheepadoodle

Ah, the mini Sheepadoodle (also known as a miniature Sheepadoodle or micro Sheepadoodle in some cases)! 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 …

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Are Essential Oils Safe for Dogs?

Dana Nicole Dog Safety

Essential oils have exploded in popularity over the last couple of years. But when it comes to using essential oils with my dog, I did a bit (ok, I did A LOT) of research into oils because I wanted to make sure that anything I might potentially introduce into my home would be safe for all members of my family, …

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The Best Leather Dog Collars

Dana Nicole Best Dog Products

Genuine leather dog collars are stylish, durable and comfortable on your dogs. For many reasons that we will touch on in this article, dog owners prefer leather dog collars to nylon. While there are many high-quality leather dog collars to choose from, I’ve gone ahead and done a lot of the work for you and narrowed it down to some …