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Hiking With Dogs: A Guide to Safely Taking a Hike With Your Dog (from Dogster.com)

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It's summer! And due to the pandemic, lots of people are adopting dogs and spending more time outside. Read this article from Dogster.com on hiking safely with your dog and have some great adventures. Hiking With Dogs: A Guide to Safely Taking a Hike With Your Dog Going on a hike with your dog and sharing the beauty of nature can be one of the greatest ways of making memories, getting exercise and having adventures. Paul J. Kearney  |  Apr 9th 2020 Going on a hike with your dog and sharing the beauty of nature can be one of the...

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I'm Sorry--Maybe

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Buddy's Battle Scar Dear Blonde Lab Buddy,    My parents want me to say I’m sorry I attacked you yesterday. I really lost my head and my dog mom is horrified. She found out today I did bite you in the chest. In case it helps at all, I came out on the worse end of the deal. I have a hole in one of my ears about 1/2 inch long, a bite in my other ear and a puncture over one of my eyebrows. My dog parents really hope I’ve learned my lesson but they’re doubtful.     I’m not sure...

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Chili is CHILL!

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Chili on a hike                                      We’ve been following Chili, a black lab in training for Freedom Service Dogs, and his trainers, Tom Roll and Dawn Kairns, since January 2019 when he first came to them at age six and a half months. He’s now one year old. See our other posts about Chili here: https://sodapup.com/blogs/news/chili-service-dog-in-training, https://sodapup.com/blogs/news/chili-has-the-key-to-our-heart.    I caught up with them all again recently to find out how the last few months have been. In February, before the COVID shut-down, Chili went on his first plane trip to Arizona. When I asked how the travel had gone, both Dawn...

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Bond between humans and dogs strengthened by COVID-19

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In this article out of Washington State University, Will Ferguson, WSU News, writes: "COVID-19 is bringing people together with their four-legged friends like never before, according to a survey led in part by a Washington State University human-animal interaction expert. Phyllis Erdman, a professor in the WSU College of Education, and a team of collaborators from Colorado State University, the University of San Francisco and Palo Alto University, conducted a large survey of dog owners to find out how social isolation and other stressors associated with COVID-19 are influencing the bond between people and their pets. Of the 4,105 dog...

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Sodapup Wins Award for USA-Made Dog Toys

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Sodapup was given a 2020 Vanguard Award by Pet Insight Magazine. "A growing number of pet parents are demanding high quality products that are durable and priced fairly. Suppliers in the Made in US category are meeting these demands with products that can withstand rough housing, chewing and competitive pricing. 'Demand for Made in the US pet products is growing for a variety of reasons,' said Adam Baker of SodaPup. "Generally speaking, demand for US Made products across many industries has been expanding because there is a broad sentiment in America that we shouldn't abandon manufacturing in our own country....

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