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  • From The Dog Daily

    • Your dog can be a professional actor

      Dogs often appear in television shows, movies, commercials and more. If your dog has star quality, it could be a hit in Hollywood and enjoy the spotlight too.

    • DNA testing your dog

      With approximately 50 percent of the U.S. dog population composed of mixed breeds, it's a question many dog lovers hear. In the past, guesses at the breed mix were based on appearance and temperament, but now DNA testing can unlock the mystery of a dog's genetic heritage.

    • 3 most common dog-related allergies

      Allergies are one of the leading causes of visits to the veterinary office: They account for up to 25 percent of visits, according to some estimates.

    • Can a dog help your child read?

      Reading assistance dog programs are popping up at libraries, schools and nonprofit organizations. Both organizers and participants say the literacy dogs are making a significant difference in the lives of children.

    • Private or group dog-training classes?

      Although the old saying holds that "you can't teach an old dog new tricks," it's actually never too late or too early to train your dog.

    • Best dog breeds for kids

      Are you at last ready to get your children that puppy they've been begging for?

    • How to exercise with your dog

      Here are some helpful tips on how to best jog with your dog.

    • Top 10 $1,000 dog health insurance claims

      A recent survey from Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) identified the top 10 most common claims that cost $1,000 or more. Read here for the list and how to prevent expensive vet bills.

    • Help your dog transition from summer

      The change from a full house during the summer to spending the day alone can lead to troublesome -- and even dangerous -- behavior for some dogs. This can mean anxious pacing, inappropriate elimination, chewing or even escape attempts. Here's how to alleviate stress.

    • Dog-friendly games for the whole family

      A yard, your family and friends, plus at least one dog equal a recipe for ultimate fun.

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