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Someone to Watch Over Me

I never set out to have a protective dog, but soon after I adopted Chowder, my¬† orange* Chow, I realized that I had one nonetheless. He had certain behaviors that revealed this. He would become extremely agitated on a walk if we encountered another dog and I was closer to the dog than he was. […]

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Groomer Confidential

Elodie W. was a dog groomer (actually she supervised a team of groomers) for many years until she switched to another profession. I asked her to share her insights, what irritated her, and what she wished grooming clients would know, and she didn’t hold back. I removed a lot of profanity from this article because […]

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Chow Chows Are Too Much Dog for You, So Move On

The first dog I ever had was a Chow Chow. It was a stupid, stupid move on my part. I did a search on Petfinder for medium-sized male dogs in my area, and his was among the first pictures I saw. I knew nothing about Chow Chows, and did a little research, and thought that […]