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Family Dogs

Family dogs are dogs that are great for kids of all ages. Find out which types of dogs will fit best in your home.

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Could Rapamycin Pills Extend a Dog's Life?

You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but researchers hope a pill could postpone the aging process and make man's best friend live a little longer.

There's a Name for When Your Dog Zooms Around Like a Joy-crazed Maniac

Veterinarians have a name for when a dog gets the call of the wild, often after a bath, and suddenly starts tearing through the house with an untamed glint in its eye.

The Weird, Painful Condition That Stops Dog Tails From Wagging

Dogs suffering from the condition known as "limber tail" experience pain as their normally waggable appendages go limp.

Amazing Water Dogs to the Rescue!

Think you're an ace swimmer? These canines might be even better.

10 Amazing Things Dogs Can Sense

If you live with a pooch, you know that dogs are insightful, intuitive creatures. But you may not realize just how insightful they can be.

Can dogs sense storms?

Dogs may be humankind's best friend, but they're not always that reliable. Sure, they can detect hidden objects at the bottom of a lake, but they also tend to mistake their tails for prey. So can we really trust them to predict the weather?

Could a wearable device help you train your dog?

Imagine your dog sending you a text alerting you that he needs to go out. Sound like science fiction? It may be closer to reality than you think.

5 Dog Treat Recipes That Kids Can Make

Kids and dogs usually love each other and you can strengthen that love by having your kids make their pet some tasty treats. We've got some easy recipes.

10 Fun Games for Kids and Dogs

Kids and dogs go together like, well, PB and J. Add these fun games in to the mix and everybody's happy.

10 Tips for Picking Out a New Family Dog

Choosing the perfect dog for your family isn't as simple as picking the cutest dog you can find. Here are 10 things to keep in mind.

Top 5 Hunting Dogs for Families

Can a dog that'll hunt also be a good family companion? We've got five that fit the bill.

Is it bad to have old dogs around young kids?

Some older dogs may be set in their ways, which may not include being nice to kids. Here are some things to look for when considering an adult dog.

Is fostering dogs too hard on kids?

The benefits of fostering can far outweigh the sadness of saying goodbye, but you have to set some boundaries first.

Are kids with dogs more active?

Most kids seem to be more active when their families own a dog, but that's just the beginning. Dogs provide children with a variety of health benefits.

Are Maltese good family dogs?

Just because a breed of dog is categorized as "toy" doesn't mean it wants to be treated like a toy by your toddler. Are Maltese patient with children?

Should dogs be kept exclusively indoors?

If dogs are man's best friends, should they spend as much time indoors as humans do? Read on to learn when your pup should -- and should not -- be kept indoors.

How to Choose the Best Dog Breed for Your Family

A new pup can quickly become the family member you never knew you were missing. Before you rush out to buy chew toys, however, it's important to know what kind of pooch will mesh with your family!

Top 10 Family Guard Dogs

Can you find a dog that is alert enough to be a guard dog but also gentle enough for children? Check out our list of 10 family guard dogs.

5 Gentle Giant Family Dogs

When most people see large dogs, they get out of the way fast. Some breeds, however, are gentle enough to fit right with the family -- especially the kids.

5 Medium-sized Family Dogs

Not too big, not too small, a medium-sized dog might be a perfect addition to your family. We've got a list of the top 5 breeds to consider.

5 Small Family Dogs

Looking for a loyal, playful dog that will fit on your kid's lap instead of taking up the whole couch? We've got five pint-sized picks for you.

Are Dalmatians good family dogs?

Dalmatians are highly energetic and protective. They need owners that will stay active, so couch potatoes need not apply.

How to Clicker-train a Dog

Can you teach an old dog new tricks? With clicker training, old and young pups alike will follow your commands, even if they've had behavior problems in the past.

10 Best Family Dog Breeds

A dog isn't just a pet -- it's a member of the family! Whether your brood is into vegging or hiking, there's a dog to complement your lifestyle and family dynamic.

Do all dogs dream?

As the expression goes, let sleeping dogs lie. But aren't you just a little curious about what's happening when your fast-asleep pup starts thrashing around and whimpering? Is your dog dreaming?

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