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Spring into Action! Exercise ideas for your dog – Part 3

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Summer is here! And while most days are ideal for biking, rollerblading, skateboarding, Frisbee and all the fun we talked about in Part Two of our canine exercise series, there are bound to be a few rainy days that put

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Spring into Action! Exercise ideas for your dog – Pt. 2

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Since the first installment of our “Spring Into Action” Blog, spring has really sprung! Foals have been born, horse show season is in full swing and a few tiny hummingbirds have even been spotted hovering around their sugar-water feeders. With

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Spring into Action! Exercise ideas for your dog

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Finally—the glorious season of longer days and warm sunshine has arrived, which means more time for you, your horse, and your dog to jump into spring activities. But hold on one second! While our brains may be more than ready

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Barn Dogs: How to Make Good Manners STAY!

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“When you walk into the barn with your dog, what is the reaction of other boarders and riders?…”

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Dog and Pony Show – Is Your Pup Prepared?

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Your tack is gleaming, the hay bags are hung in the trailer, your boots are spit-polished and your horse stands beautifully braided. As you load up to go, your dog is sticking to you like glue, catching your eye with that familiar questioning look: “Can I go too? Can I? Can I? Can I?”…

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Introducing Your 4-Legged Friends

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Dogs and horses, horses and dogs…they just go together, right? But what happens if your dog doesn’t love (or at least respect) your horse? Or if your horse sees your furry best friend as a scary predator and gets all

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