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    Rules for Tug-O-War

    Training your dog is an excellent way to deal with long periods of isolation. Many dogs respond well to training with their favorite treats. However, some dogs’ are more motivated by games and toys. Playing tug-o-war can be a fantastic game to use in training. It keeps the dog engaged with the handler. It’s kinetic, so energetic dogs can exercise both mind and body, and it is excellent for use both indoors or outdoors. Playing tug with your dog is a lot of fun. Contrary to popular belief, it does not cause bad behaviors in dogs as long as you and the dog understand a few basic ground rules, as outlined here.

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    How Dogs Can Help Cure Loneliness

    We all feel lonely sometimes. It's just a fact of life. But those moments of loneliness can serve a purpose, reminding us of how precious time with our friends and loved ones truly is. Those moments when we are alone can help us appreciate the time we spend with others even more. But what if the loneliness wasn't inevitable, but a relatively brief moment in a life otherwise filled with love and companionship?

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    Free Puppy Training Video Series

    Exciting news for breeders and puppy owners alike! CKC is unleashing a FREE puppy-training video resource that will help guide new puppy owners through the most challenging parts of puppy-hood. This is an exclusive product we are providing for CKC-registered puppies and owners!

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    Creative Ways to Keep You And your Dog Entertained During Self-Isolation

    The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted lives all over the world. In the U.S., most states are under some kind of lockdown or "stay at home" order, limiting interaction between people. While that kind of social distancing is necessary to get the spread of the virus under control, it can also increase the risk of people experiencing loneliness. Because loneliness can cause potential health issues like increased stress, cardiovascular disease, and even altered brain function, people need to have a connection of some kind.

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    COVID-19 and Your Dog (UPDATE)

    Unless you’ve been completely shut off from the world, you’ve heard about the pandemic caused by the recent strain of Coronavirus. With many working from home, people are left wondering how to keep their dogs occupied or even if petting their dog is safe. This article was originally published on March 20th, but new information has required an update. (6/26/20)

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