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Protecting Your Lawn From Dog Urine

By: Orvis Staff


If you love dogs and having a lovely lawn, this can be a problem.
Photo by Mike Finkelstein

The good of owning a dog far outweighs the bad, but—if we’re being honest—there are a few downsides. One of the more vexing problems that come part and parcel with your best friend is lawn burn—those unsightly brown spots spread across your lawn, caused by your dog’s urine. Your dog’s gotta go, of course, but lawn burn isn’t as inevitable as your best friend’s bodily functions. Read on to learn what causes lawn burn, and the simple steps you can take to prevent it so you can enjoy an uninterrupted expanse of fresh, emerald-green grass.

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Hunting Dog Crates for Trucks: Safe Travels

By: Orvis Staff


Scott McEnaney, of Orvis Adventures, keeps his hunting dogs safe while traveling to and from the woods.
Photo by Phil Monahan

You take every precaution to keep your gun dog safe in the field through extensive training and protective equipment. But sometimes less attention is paid to a dog’s safety on the road to an upland or waterfowl hunting excursion. Many people, hunters and non-hunters alike, have a false sense of security about riding in cars with dogs. They allow them to sit in the backseat without wearing dog harnesses, or walk loose in the truck bed instead of traveling in dog crates.

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Dog Sleeping Positions: What the Furry Formations Mean

By: Orvis Staff


There’s more to sleep position than comfort.
Photo by Mary, Concord

You love your dog 24/7—whether he’s playing, walking by your side, or relaxing with you on the couch. But there’s little better than watching your dog take a snooze. Dogs have a way of finding the most relaxing positions on their corner of the couch or on their dog bed. Because they sleep from 12 to 14 hours every day, we get familiar with the cozy, sometimes hilarious, ways our dogs like to catch their ZZZZs. Here are some common dog sleeping positions and what they may be telling you about your best friend.

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Best City and Apartment Dogs

By: Orvis Staff


Photo by Sandy hays

For city and apartment dwellers, that joyful decision to bring home a dog (congratulations!) should coincide with a reality check (sorry). Not all rescue dogs and dog breeds are well adapted for an urban environment, or for the square footage offered by an apartment or condo. It’s best to take your time deciding whether a dog is a good match for your lifestyle in advance, so you don’t face unnecessary frustration or, worse, bring home a dog you must later give up. Here’s a roundup of the top breeds for apartment living, as well as the most important considerations for a canine in the city.

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What to Put in Your Puppy’s Crate at Night

By: Orvis Staff


Tempted to toss a pile of adorable plush toys into your puppy’s crate to keep her company at night? Perhaps a bolstered dog bed will cradle her in comfort. You love your new little peanut after all, and want her to feel happy and secure within the confines of her new human family. But how safe are her toys and bedding? You can’t watch her all night long….

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