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The Dog Blog. All the news that’s fit to paw print.

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Summer Heat and Your Dog

Summer is here! As the temperatures rise, it is important to monitor your dog’s health and behavior for signs of heat stroke.

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Respect the Harness: Guide Dog Etiquette

Learn the top 12 tips of proper guide dog etiquette to ensure the safety and independence of individuals with visual impairments.

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How to Become a Guide Dog Instructor

Have you ever wondered how to become a guide dog trainer? That’s a frequently asked question here at Dogs Inc.

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Ask the Vet: 13 Common House Plants That Are Toxic to Dogs

Hundreds of plants can be toxic to dogs, so it is important to educate yourself on the type of plants in your environment.

Recent Articles

How to Host a Breeder Dog

Our breeder dogs make wonderful “petmates,” and hosts enjoy giving a fabulous dog a home in exchange for bringing the dog to our campus for breeding.

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Ask the Trainer: “Counter Surfing”

Once your dog finds the food, the food itself becomes the reward for the behavior. Here’s how to train your dog that counter surfing for food is off limits.

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Hurricane ready? Make sure you're prepared!

June 1 marks the start of the hurricane season and National Pet Preparedness Month. Whether in Florida or far away from a hurricane threat, it’s always good to include your pets in your family emergency plan.

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Fun Facts about Dogs Inc

Trivia, truths, and tales abound, and here’s a few fun facts about the guide dog school that started in a farm house in a cow pasture in then-rural Palmetto, Florida. Our school began in 1982, and in 1983, three dogs were matched with three visually impaired individuals. The current location in Palmetto began with a…

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Why Microchip Your Dog?

Our vets encourage owners to microchip their pets, and we chip all our dogs. Find out why we think it's so important to microchip your dog.

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