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September is my favorite month. Not only is it my human’s birthday month, but it’s also Puppy Mill Awareness Month! As the name implies, it’s a month to spread the word about puppy mills so we can help put an end to them once and for all!

For those who are unfamiliar with the term, a puppy mill is a horrible place where dogs are bred over and over again in inhumane conditions. These breeders usually only care about the money they earn and not about the wellbeing of the dogs. The puppies bred in these facilities are usually sold to pet stores or sold online. For more information about puppy mills, you can check out my previous article.

Puppy Mill Awareness Day was created in 2003 by an organization called Puppy Mill Awareness. But why should there only be a day to spread the word? Puppy mills are terrible places, and they’re one of the biggest reasons there are so many dogs in shelters. So, now the whole month of September is often referred to as “Puppy Mill Awareness Month.”

The reason puppy mill awareness is so important is because many people don’t know what puppy mills are. Many humans buy puppies from puppy mills without even knowing, which is heartbreaking. Many of those puppies end up being extremely sick. Yet, the parent dogs are the most in danger at puppy mills. The puppies get to leave the puppy mill to find a family, but many puppy mill breeding dogs never leave. They just keep breeding without knowing what love is like. They usually don’t even get to go for walks or play like a dog should.

Molly’s first dog, Zoe, was rescued from a puppy mill. She spent about 5 years breeding dogs, so she was terrified of humans when she was saved. Molly showed Zoe what a loving home was like, but poor Zoe was always extra cautious throughout her entire life. It’s not fair that humans treat dogs like her so poorly over and over again. And it’s heartbreaking that many humans support the business by buying the puppies. If more people knew what puppy mills were, less people would buy puppies online and from pet stores.

So, this September, please take a moment to spread the word. Share information about puppy mills on social media or just tell a friend. If you know someone who’s looking for a dog, steer them toward shelters and rescues. If you know someone who shops at a pet store that sells puppies, educate them and encourage them to shop somewhere else.

Dogs are not objects, we’re part of the family. So, please spread awareness about puppy mills this month and every month from now on. The more people that know about it, the sooner we can get rid of these horrible facilities once and for all.

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By now, everyone following my blog should know that discriminating against Pit Bulls is bad. Dogs labeled as ‘Pit Bulls’ are not mean like humans make them out to be. Dogs are only as bad as their humans are. So, we should blame bad humans for bad dogs, not the dogs themselves. Many dog parents will agree that Pit Bulls are great dogs, but I’ve noticed not all of these “dog lovers” love dogs as much as they think.

On social media, Molly recently saw a post shared by a Pit Bull lovers page. Instead of talking about how amazing Pit Bull breeds are, it was talking negatively about Chihuahuas. It was essentially saying that people should be judging Chihuahuas for aggressive behaviors, not Pit Bulls, and nearly everyone in the comments agreed. But how is that okay? How can you be mad at people talking badly about Pit Bulls, but then go on talking badly about a different breed?

All dogs are dogs. We all just want to be loved, and we all need proper training to help us behave. Sure, Pit Bulls often have a better temperament than a Chihuahua, but not all Chihuahuas are the same. They can be trained just like a Pit Bull can. So, instead of always bringing a certain dog breed down, why can’t humans just love all dogs equally?

Why You Should Never Discriminate

There’s a common saying that humans should always follow: “treat others the way you want to be treated.” Yet, many people lose sight of this. They get so focused on the humans who are hating on their dog’s breed that they feel the need to attack other dog breeds in return. But that really makes them just as bad as the Pit Bull haters.

So, you shouldn’t discriminate against anyone. Be kind to all humans and be kind to all dogs. There’s no simpler way to say it. The reason so many dogs are stuck at shelters is because humans are so quick to judge them. They assume a dog’s breed is enough to describe that dog. But every dog is unique, so they won’t always fit into their breed’s generalizations.

Whether they’re a Pit Bull, Chihuahua, or any other breed, they just need love. So, we need to love all dogs equally and never discriminate against a certain breed. For all you know, the dog that you overlooked could’ve been the sweetest dog in the world. But you’ll never know unless you give them a chance.

All Dogs Are Equal

Chihuahuas and Pit Bulls might look and act very different, but they’re both dogs. Pit Bull parents who shame Chihuahuas are really no different than Chihuahua parents who shame Pit Bulls. Sure, it can be silly to joke about dogs now and then, but many humans are actually serious about hating a certain breed, and it hurts.

Of course, Pit Bulls are more in danger than any other dogs though, so they need all the support they can get. Pit Bull parents just need to remember not to hurt other breeds in the process.

You wouldn’t like it if humans judged you based on your appearance or where you came from. So, why do the same for dogs? Please love all dogs, no matter how big or small they are. And next time you’re looking to adopt a dog, please give all breeds a chance. Pick a dog based on their personality, not looks. That will help you build the best friendship between you and your new furry family member.

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I’ve been told that dogs can be unpredictable, and that’s probably true. After all, I love to bark, but only at specific dogs. For example, I’m bothered by that Goldendoodle that walks past my yard and I always have to bark back when the neighbor Chihuahua yips at me. But then there are other dogs that I completely ignore. As a dog, it all makes sense to me, but it makes training difficult and confusing for my humans. I’ve noticed that other dogs have some similar habits, so I figured that I should address this issue from a dog’s perspective.

Why Do Dogs Bark at Other Dogs?

I’ll admit that I’m not the most well-behaved dog. I try to be good, but sometimes, I can’t resist barking at dogs that walk by, no matter how much I’m told not to. Barking is just so exhilarating for dogs because it’s part of our instincts. Oftentimes, we don’t understand why humans are against it.

Most of the time, dogs bark at other dogs because they’re excited or territorial. Some dogs just want to play with every dog they see, so they might just bark out of excitement. However, for me, it’s more of a protective bark. Dogs sometimes feel protective over their home and loved ones, so they might bark if they feel like another dog is getting too close to their territory. It’s likely the reason your dog barks when another dog marks their territory on your yard.

Regardless of the reason, teaching a dog not to bark is tricky. Molly has recently been trying to fix my barking habits now that we’re settled into our new home, but I’m a stubborn dog. By now, I understand what ‘quiet’ means, but barking is so important to me! I imagine other dogs feel the same way, but we can still be trained. Just keep being consistent with your dog and be patient. Otherwise, giving up will only make your dog think they’re in charge.

How Do Dogs Decide Which Dogs to Bark at?

Some dogs only bark at certain dogs. For example, Taco and I will go insane when we see certain dogs cross our paths, but other times, we walk right past dogs without a second thought. This confuses our humans, and I know many other dog parents are confused by these types of behaviors too. There are a few reasons as to why this might be.

If they only bark at certain types of dogs, such as a certain breed, size, or color, then it could be related to trauma. With their previous family, they might’ve had a scary encounter with a dog that looked similar. Therefore, their first instinct is to bark at any dogs that remind them of that scary experience.

Sometimes, it can be related to prey drive too. Oftentimes, when big dogs see little dogs, they might bark, thinking that the dog is a critter they can chase. Also, small dogs might bark when they see a dog running in the distance. Dogs usually have a strong desire to chase things, so a dog running might cause your dog to act out. I’ve noticed that Taco is more likely to bark or growl if he sees a dog running, so it could be a prey drive situation.

Dogs can also bark at dogs they feel threatened by. Unlike humans, we most commonly communicate using body language instead of words, so if a dog has a posture or expression that’s threatening to us, we might bark out of nowhere. These body cues could be too small for humans to see or they could even be us dogs just imagining things, but to us, it feels very scary. We want to protect ourselves and our loved ones, so we will bark at any dogs that feel threatening to us, no matter how friendly those dogs actually are.

To us, some dogs just seem more threatening than others. So, pay attention to which dogs your dog barks at. It might help you figure out the reason for their barking, making it easier to solve the problem.

How to Help Your Dog Get Used to Other Dogs

Some dogs will never learn to love other dogs, and that’s okay. But it’s important for you to take baby steps to help them at least remain calm and listen to you when other dogs are around. Molly is still working on helping Taco and I get used to all other dogs, but we’ve made some progress in the past few months. If you have any suggestions that I don’t mention in this article, please let us know though!

If your dog barks at other dogs frequently, it’s best for you to take control of them. This means that if a dog is walking toward you and your dog, you should take a different path to keep your dog quiet and the other dog safe. Lots of bad things can happen if two dogs get into a fight, so it’s best to control your dog as much as possible. Accidents can always happen, but please take control of your own dog whenever you’re out in public.

When you’re ready to start getting your dog used to other dogs, you should take it slow. Use positive reinforcement training to help them feel more comfortable. Molly usually keeps several treats in her pocket at all times so she can reward us when we behave nicely around other dogs. Using commands like ‘quiet’ and positive words like ‘good’ can help us understand. We might not always be willing to listen, but treats are always a good incentive to behave.

If your dog will be spending a lot of time around another dog, such as if you are dog-sitting or fostering, you should find a way to slowly introduce the dogs. Find a neutral place for them to meet that’s not either of the dogs’ “territory.” Allow them to sniff each other and reward your dog whenever they refrain from barking or growling. This can hopefully help your dog make a new friend. The more dogs you introduce them to, the more open to meeting new dogs they’ll likely be.

Some dogs might never be social enough to visit a dog park or have playdates, but it’s the little steps that can help make a huge difference. Other humans might not notice our progress, but our own humans definitely do. I know I embarrass Molly when I act out, but she knows that I’m slightly better behaved after each and every training session, and that’s something. So, hopefully I’ll only continue to improve from there!

Again, if you have any suggestions for a “barky” or “aggressive” dog, feel free to comment about it. Many dog parents learn from experience, so it’s great to hear what has helped other humans when training their dogs. Always be kind to humans who are having a hard time training their dog and offer advice as needed. Instead of telling them they’re wrong or telling them how to handle their dogs, be kind and offer support because that’s the best way to get things done.

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Hi, my name is Suzyn Pupman, but you can call me Suzy for short. I have an interesting and heartwarming rescue story that Mabel thought I should share with you!

I used to be a stray dog with no one to love me. I wandered the streets, looking for a warm place to rest. One day, I got lucky and found a home with a door that had been left open. I knew the family probably just forgot to close it, but I didn’t have any other option.

I went inside the house for shelter, and it was so comfortable! But little did I know, a neighbor noticed the open door and kindly closed it for the family. He had no idea that I was inside!

I was sick, hungry, and incredibly skinny. So, it felt good to finally have a cozy place to rest. However, when the family woke up, they were shocked to see me inside when there were no open doors. Instead of kicking me out, they decided to help me.

They took me to the vet to assess my medical concerns. I was in rough shape, so I had a lot of healing to do. I only weighed 19 pounds, but I was supposed to be 35 to 40! They also estimated that I was about 9 years old.

The family quickly fell in love with me, so they decided to adopt me. They even made me social media pages where I can post cute photos of myself and encourage others to adopt dogs.

Many kind humans helped raise money for my recovery. In fact, they raised even more than I needed, so my family donated the rest to other families who have adopted dogs.

I was such a pleasant surprise for my loving family, and I hope other humans and dogs can feel the excitement of adoption. It really does change lives! I know this because it changed mine.

You can see updates on my life at my Facebook or Instagram page!

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The term “designer dog” has become more and more popular over the years, and if I’m being honest, I’m not too happy about it. Of course, these dogs are adorable just like any other dog, but they often cause more problems in this world.

What Does “Designer Dog” Mean?

The technical definition of a designer dog is a cross between two purebred dogs. But what that really means is… a mutt. Designer dogs are just mixed breed dogs. However, they’re mixed breed dogs that people often pay thousands of dollars for.

Goldendoodles, Labradoodles, Teddy Bears, Morkies, and Puggles are all examples of designer dogs. Humans talk about them as if they’re rare, special breeds, but they’re not breeds at all. They’re just mixed breeds like many of the dogs found in shelters.

Of course, these dogs are adorable and they often have minimal shedding, which is why they are in such high demand. But people often spend way too much money trying to buy the perfect puppy even though the perfect dog could already be waiting at a shelter or rescue.

These Dogs Aren’t What They Seem

If you look closely at these dogs, they’re really no different than rescue dogs. They’re loyal, lovable, and adorable just like any dog should be. As expensive as they are, these “rare” mixed breeds can actually be found in shelters too. In fact, more and more dogs keep ending up at shelters and rescues because of this designer dog craze.

When people purchase a designer puppy, they often expect them to be perfect. They spend all this money on one dog when they could’ve paid less than half as much on an equally amazing rescue dog. And sadly, when some designer dogs end up being more work than the humans expected, they get rid of them.

Many designer dogs are also bred in puppy mills. So, if humans aren’t careful, they could buy a puppy and support a horrible business in the process. A lot of shelter dogs started their life in a puppy mill and unfortunately, a lot of puppies purchased from puppy mills end up getting sick due to poor care. So, the higher the demand for designer dogs is, the more dogs will die and get surrendered because of it.

Designer dogs are no better than any other dogs. All dogs are equal no matter their price and no matter what they look like. It’s time for more humans to realize this so we can help empty the shelters. So, if you know someone who’s looking for a new dog, please encourage them to adopt instead of shop!

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I used to think dogs in strollers were hilarious. In fact, I often still do. It’s kind of ridiculous to see a dog in a stroller when they should be walking. Sometimes, you even need to do a double take to make sure they’re a dog and not a human baby. But I’ve recently learned that laughing at dogs in strollers is not a good idea.

The reason is that some dogs actually need strollers. You can roll your eyes all you want, but some dogs can’t walk on their own, so it’s not fair for them to not get to experience the world like other dogs. So, next time you see a dog in a stroller, instead of being rude to them, please consider the reasons the dog could be in that stroller.

When is it Acceptable for Dogs to Use Strollers?

Despite popular belief, there are actually some acceptable times for dogs to use strollers. They’re not for your typical dog, but there are plenty of pups who can benefit from them.

For Dogs with Special Needs

As sad as it is, some dogs can’t walk. There are many dogs who need to use a wheelchair to get around or they just hop on two legs. While they can get around those ways, it can be extra tiring for them. So, a stroller is a good way to help them explore new places without becoming exhausted or in pain.

For Senior Dogs

Senior dogs are the same way as special needs dogs. As they get older, they might not be able to move around as well as they did before. They might love being outside, but their old joints might not be able to handle long walks anymore. So, using a stroller allows you to still take them on the strolls they love.

For Dogs with Behavioral Problems

Some dogs are aggressive while on a leash and some act out whenever they meet strange humans or dogs. A little training can go a long way here, but many humans don’t like to leave their dogs behind, no matter how badly behaved they are. Keeping them in a stroller is a way to bring them with you without putting anyone else at risk.

In Busy Areas

Crowded spaces are dangerous for dogs, especially if they’re small. I always fear that I’ll get stepped on in busy areas. So, a stroller can keep your dog safe from everyone’s feet if you’re passing through a busy city.

NOT if Your Dog is Lazy

Some humans simply use strollers because their dogs are stubborn or lazy. I’m both stubborn and lazy, but I know I don’t need a stroller. If I used a stroller, I wouldn’t be getting the essential exercise I need, so I would only be gaining weight.

Plus, then your dog would never get to experience things, which could cause them to act out. So, strollers should only be used if your dog absolutely needs them, not just if you think they’re cute and convenient.

When in Doubt, Be Kind!

A lot of humans have the urge to say rude remarks when they see dogs in strollers. That’s just not okay! People need to learn to be nicer to each other because you never know what’s going on in someone else’s life. Odds are, that dog needs a stroller for medical reasons, so consider that before you judge.

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Hi everyone, it’s Mabel! Wearing a mask is crucial for keeping humans healthy and safe during these uncertain times. Dogs might not need to wear them, but we care very much about our humans’ health. Wearing a mask can be uncomfortable though, so I’ve come across a way to make it more exciting for everyone!

Molly recently heard about a woman who lives near us that sells face masks that can match your dog’s bandana. Her Facebook page is called Matching Paws, and her products are so adorable!

She’s a college student who loves matching with her rescue dogs, so of course, Molly and I were eager to support her. After all, cute dog products and rescue dogs are two of our favorite things. So, Molly purchased a mask with a bone pattern, along with a cute bandana to match it.

It shipped quickly and it was just as adorable as we had hoped! The bandana goes around my collar, so I don’t have to worry about it falling off. The mask is shaped perfectly to cover Molly’s nose and mouth, so she doesn’t have to worry about it sliding off. Plus, it’s good quality!

You can choose the pattern you’d like, along with the size and style of the mask.

Just look at how cute we look!:

So, if you’re sick of wearing your boring masks, then I’d suggest purchasing one of these. They’re super cute and they’ll match with your best friend: your dog! Just visit the Matching Paws Facebook page to complete your order.

Stay safe, everyone!

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If you read my blog often, you know by now that a “Pit Bull” is not a real breed. Pit Bull refers to a muscular dog that fits a certain description. Oftentimes, American Pit Bull Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers are the ones who most commonly fall under this category. But did you know that the American Kennel Club doesn’t recognize the American Pit Bull Terrier as an official breed?

What is an American Pit Bull Terrier?

The American Pit Bull Terrier is one of the many dogs that humans perceive as a “Pit Bull.” The breed is recognized by the United Kennel Club and the American Dog Breeders Association, but not the American Kennel Club.

They are typically medium-sized dogs with a solid structure. Like most dogs, they’re affectionate and playful, but humans are often afraid of them due to the many rumors that have circulated.

American Pit Bull Terriers are one of the most common breeds found in shelters, yet people keep breeding them and other Pit Bull breeds, which is not okay. If they’re so popular though, why aren’t they recognized by the AKC?

Why Aren’t They Recognized?

The AKC recognizes around 200 dog breeds, which is less than other breed registries. This is because they have a strict way of welcoming a new breed into their database.

AKC recognition requires proper registry of that breed. There must be a written request to add the breed and proof of that breed’s history and standards. There are many pending breeds for the AKC, but if there are very few of that breed in America, then they often don’t have an interest in including them.

The following are the official requirements for accepting a new dog breed in the AKC:

  1. A demonstrated following and interest (minimum of 100 active household members) in the breed (in the form of a National Breed Club). 
  2. A sufficient population in this country (minimum of 300-400 dogs), with a three-generation pedigree. Dogs in that pedigree must all be of the same breed. 
  3. Geographic distribution of the dogs and people (located in 20 or more states). 
  4. AKC must review and approve the club’s breed standard as well as the club’s constitution and by-laws. Breed observations must be completed by AKC Field Staff.

If you ask me, it’s all a little crazy though. All dogs are dogs. We shouldn’t need to be registered to prove that we’re a specific breed. American Pit Bull Terriers are fairly common in the United States, so the fact that they haven’t been registered yet is still a little confusing.

What Official AKC Breeds Are the Most Similar?

The AKC registers many other dogs that could fall under the “Pit Bull” category. This includes the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Cane Corso, and Dogo Argentino. Many humans will argue that these are “expensive purebreds” and not Pit Bulls, but any dog with a broad head and a muscular body could be called a Pit Bull, which could prevent them from living in rented homes.

As confusing as the AKC’s database is, it’s not something that dog parents should stress about. All dogs are special and loving, whether they’re an official breed or a mutt. Humans need to stop worrying about labels and start loving their dogs for who they are. After all, we’re a part of the family.

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When it comes to choosing a good dog food, it comes down to the quality of the ingredients. Ingredients in dog food should be real, beneficial items, but many kibble brands choose to put unnecessary fillers in it instead. So, how do you locate these “controversial” items?

If Molly is ever uncertain about a dog food’s quality, she often researches them on Dog Food Advisor. They give detailed descriptions about the individual ingredients in each dog food, and they can alert you about which ones are controversial and which ones are healthy.

If an ingredient is controversial, it’s marked with red text. Ideally, the perfect dog food should have no red ingredients. These red ingredients aren’t always bad, but they’re not usually good either. So, it’s better to find high quality items rather than ones you’re unsure of. Oftentimes, these ingredients are by-products and fillers.

Controversial Dog Food Ingredients

Here is a list of some “controversial” ingredients, along with why humans try to avoid them.

Blood Meal

Blood meal sounds gross enough to begin with. It’s high in protein, but it’s a by-product of slaughter. It’s often used to make animal feeds. Needless to say, there are much better protein sources out there.

Brewers Rice

Brewers rice is a cereal grain by-product that is often listed high in vet-recommended foods like Hill’s. It has very little nutritional value for your dog.

Carrageenan

Carrageenan is a gelatin-like ingredient extracted from seaweed. It’s a thickening agent that has been used for many years, but humans are often worried about its biological safety.

Chicken By-Product Meal

This one is the most obvious ingredient to avoid. It’s a dry rendered product of slaughterhouse waste. It might contain a lot of protein, but I won’t even tell you what animal parts it’s made of. I know they’ll gross most humans out. Your dog deserves real meat instead.

Dried Beet Pulp

A lot of dog foods use beet pulp, which is a by-product of sugar beet processing. It’s high in fiber, but is otherwise considered a filler ingredient.

Meat and Bone Meal

Not only is this item difficult to digest, but it’s also vague. It doesn’t tell you specifically what meat is used, which is concerning. Any time a protein ingredient doesn’t list a specific meat, such a “poultry meal” instead of chicken meal or turkey meal, you should avoid it. You should only feed your dog ingredients that you feel comfortable with, and it’s hard to feel comfortable with something when you don’t even know what it is.

Tomato Pomace

This ingredient is used frequently, even in higher quality kibble brands. It’s a by-product of processing tomatoes for soup, ketchup, and juice. In other words, it’s an inexpensive filler item.

Whole Grain Wheat/Corn

Wheat has very little nutritional benefits for dogs, yet it’s often listed high on ingredient lists. The same is true for corn too.

Why Should These Ingredients Be Avoided?

These are just a few of the many dog food ingredients that could be “controversial.” Obviously, some are much worse than others, but your dog doesn’t need any of them in their diet.

So, you should try to find a dog food that doesn’t have any of these ingredients if possible. Less filler ingredients means more room for healthy beneficial items. Companies who use higher quality items seem to care more about the health of their canine customers, which is how it should be.

If your food includes one or two of these ingredients, especially if it’s just something minor like tomato pomace, that doesn’t automatically make it bad. They’re just something to keep an eye out for. Foods with multiple controversial items toward the top of the ingredient list are troublesome. So, pay close attention to a food’s quality before serving it to your dog.

Fresh food, wet food, and raw food are often healthier for dogs, but they’re also more expensive. It’s up to you to decide what the best quality food for your budget is. If you’re ever unsure of a dog food’s quality, check out its review on Dog Food Advisor.

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Dogs need walks. Not just as bathroom breaks, but also as a way to get out and experience the world. So, Germany has decided to crack down on dog parents that deprive their furry friends of necessary walks. In theory, it sounds like a good thing to enforce, but is it the best way to handle the situation?

What is Germany’s Proposed Law?

I recently heard that Julia Klöckner, the Minister of Food and Agriculture in Germany, proposed a new animal welfare ordinance. It requires dog parents to exercise their dogs at least twice a day.

More specifically, dogs need to exercise outside of a kennel for at least two times each day, for a total of 1 hour. Her reasoning for this is that dogs are not cuddly toys, they are living creatures that have needs that should be taken care of. And she’s right! We need walks, but then again, every dog is different. So, is this law a good idea?

Is This Law a Good Idea?

In theory, yes. I think this law is a good idea. However, I’m not sure how it could be executed or if it has exceptions. If your dog is capable of walking an hour a day, then I think they definitely should. Yet, there are many dogs that shouldn’t be walking that often for health reasons.

Senior dogs, brachycephalic dogs, special needs dogs, and double coated dogs might not be able to walk as much as other dogs, especially if it’s hot outside. They could be at risk of heat stroke or joint pain. So, would the law make exceptions for these dogs? I would sure hope so.

Also, how do they plan to enforce this law? Who will know if you skip a walk or two? I’m not sure how someone would be able to keep track of every dog’s walks. I’d hope that good dog parents would just follow it on their own, but I know that there are many humans that won’t.

So, I think this law is a good idea if it accommodates all dogs and takes extreme weather into account, but if it doesn’t, then there will be lots of problems that could arise.

However, if you have a dog, you should be walking them twice a day anyway. You shouldn’t need a law to tell you to do that. I’m interested to see what happens next with this proposed law, and hopefully, it will help many dogs get the exercise they need (as long as they are capable of exercising that much).

I’m curious to see what other dog parents think of this proposed law. Let me know in the comments!

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