Getting Started

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How to Be a Responsible Pet Owner

Puppies are great fun but also a great responsibility. We'll help you navigate through everything–from the adoption process to providing the best products and veterinary care.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dogs

Find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about dogs, including questions about breeds, grooming, health and behavior and everything in between.

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Getting Started with Your Puppy

Welcoming a dog into your home requires a lot of work and preparation. To get you started, we'll help with training, discipline, play time and everything in between.

You may not realize it but the products you use to keep your house clean could be dangerous, or even toxic, for your dog. Many commercial cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can be hazardous for your dog if he inhales or ingests them.
You may not realize it but the products you use to keep your house clean could be dangerous, or even toxic, for your dog. Many commercial cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can be hazardous for your dog if he inhales or ingests them.
Many dog parents keep cleaning products that are not safe for dogs around the house.  Cheaper and just as effective as the products you buy at the store, we’ve found a few DIY cleaning supplies you already have in your pantry.
Many dog parents keep cleaning products that are not safe for dogs around the house. Cheaper and just as effective as the products you buy at the store, we’ve found a few DIY cleaning supplies you already have in your pantry.
Here are this month's pet-related holidays and observances! Don't miss National Dog Party Day on June 21st.

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Here are this month's pet-related holidays and observances! Don't forget- May is National Pet Month!

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Dog-friendly beer and wine is here!

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Don't miss this special month packed with dog-related holidays and observances- including Pooper Scooper Week and National Pet Day!

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The unwritten rules of visiting an off-leash dog park.

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Pet-related holidays to celebrate in March 2021.

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Stay-at-home-Dogs have it super ruff sometimes. Everyday, dogs have to eat all of the treats, watch out for the mail, yell at the squirrels, watch you eat your food, test the durability of their toys, make occasional appearances in your Zoom meetings, exercise, and somehow squeeze in 14 hours of sleep between this incredibly tight schedule. This is why our dogs require so many naps.

Fortunately, the canine species is very skilled at sleeping anytime, anywhere. To become a master of napping, dogs must learn the various types of Dog Naps. Some of these are incredibly dangerous stunts- like sneaking power naps on forbidden couches. Other Dog Naps require selective hearing, tight spaces or uncomfortable pillows that look exactly like real dogs.  

Here are 15 (of the many) types of Dog Naps that were captured on camera. Thank you for noticing your dog sleeping like a goof ball and taking a picture of it.

Side Note: You may also notice that many of the dogs pictured are shocked that their humans had the AUDACITY to take a photo of them sleeping.

 

1. The "Weighted Blanket" Nap.  - Submitted by Melissa B.

fluffy white dog laying on top of sleeping dog with tail over face

 

2. The "Fine, but I'm only going out for one drink" Nap - Katie L.

cattle dog puppy sleeping with face next to food dish

 

3. The...

Month-long, Week-long and Daily Dog-Related Holidays and Observances in February 2021.

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It's important to monitor your dog's comfort level and health, such as hypothermia, frost bite and injury, while walking in cold weather.

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New year, new month, new holidays! Get ready to celebrate these pet- (and squirrel) specific holidays and observances this January. 

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According to Rover’s database of over a million pets, these are the most popular dog names of 2020. 

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17 dog breeds that were born for cold climates and love winter.

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Get to know Yuki from Instagram and her human companion behind the lens in our very first article of the "Off The Leash" series.

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Here are some of our favorite dog costumes for Halloween submitted by you!

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Monthly, Weekly and Daily Pet-related Holidays and Observances in November 2020.

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It's pumpkin season! If you're making a special trip to the pumpkin patch, don't forget to pick out a pumpkin for your dog too. Almost every part of a pumpkin can be fed to your pup and the health benefits of this super squash may surprise you.

What part of the pumpkin can dogs eat?

Dogs can eat raw, cooked, pureed and canned pumpkin in its purest form- meaning no additives. Your pup can also consume pumpkin seeds raw or roasted. 

The only part of the pumpkin that your dog shouldn't eat is the stem, since it splinters easily and can cause internal damage or obstruction in his/her digestive tract. Be careful not to feed pumpkin pie filling or canned pumpkin that contains added sweeteners or spices. When prepping pumpkin seeds for your dog, avoid adding oils or salt.

 

puppy on carved pumpkin

What are the benefits of eating pumpkin?

Pumpkins are packed with nutrients and is considered a superfood for dogs!

Pumpkin contains a high concentration of vitamin A (beta-carotene) which promotes eye health. Vitamin A, zinc and several other nutrients found in pumpkin improve your dog's skin and coat. Plus, the high moisture content in pumpkin flesh contributes to a gourd-eous 😉, shiny coat and helps with dry...

Monthly, Weekly and Daily Dog-related Holidays and Observances in October 2020.

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4 important reasons why it’s unsafe for your dog to stick his/her head out the window of a moving car. 

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Custom color options and color combinations on Impact Dog Crates.

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Here are the stories of three different accidents involving 11 different dogs and how their Impact Dog Crates ultimately saved the lives of every single one of these pups.

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New month, new dog holidays!

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Learn how to whip up your dogs' new favorite pupsicle recipes!

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Not only is it a total body workout, but swimming is a blast for water-loving doggos! Swimming is mentally and physically beneficial for dogs, from faster injury recovery to reducing emotional stress and keeping the heart healthy.

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Familiar with our old crate sizing titles? Here's a helpful chart to see what your crate size is.

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Here are the weekly and daily dog-related holidays and observances to celebrate in August 2020.

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Learn more about your dog's escape-artist behavior and how to familiarize your pup with his/her new High Anxiety crate.

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My Impact crate success story- "The first night I had her, I knew there was a problem. I couldn’t leave her even for a minute. She escaped two wire crates initially and ruined them. She tore up the inside of my truck, ripped the seat covers and tore up several beds. I have never had a dog with so much anxiety before and I even had her on medication.

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Dog-related Holidays in July 2020. Here are month-long observances, weekly and daily dog-related holidays to celebrate this month! July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month and National Pet Hydration Awareness Month

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"I have a German Shepherd who has broken out of every single cage I have bought him. He’s 3 years old and has gone thru at least 8 cages..."

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Here are June's pet-related holidays and other interesting days to celebrate/

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