How To Cope With Life’s Curveballs
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  The unpredictability of life is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, life is always exciting and exhilarating when you don’t know what’s around the corner. On the other, there’s always a degree of trepidation linked to the unknown. … Read More

Taking Care of Our Mental Health Throughout Our Entire Lives
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  When it comes to mental health, there are hurdles to face at any age. Mental Health is not something that you just deal with once and then forget about. Being very young or old doesn’t mean you’re immune. Here … Read More

Spotting Illness in Your Dog
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  If you are a dog owner or are thinking of getting a dog, then you might naturally think that dogs are pretty invincible when it comes to pain. I mean, they don’t wear shoes, they enjoy the outdoors, will … Read More

The Common Misconceptions Of Taking On A Healthier Lifestyle
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  There is not a day that goes by that we don’t hear about healthy lifestyles, how we should have one, and how obesity is becoming a big problem. Of course, all of it is true, but I think the … Read More

How to Keep Chronic Pain from Taking over Your Life
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  I lead a very athletic life when I was younger. With physical activity comes a higher risk of injury. My results — I have had a bad back for years now. I am seemingly “destined” to live with the … Read More

3 Ways a Dog Can Help in Addiction Recovery
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  No doubt, a dog can give you love and support. It is said all the time that their affection is unconditional. I think it almost loses it meaning. Unconditional. Without conditions. No matter what. If you are going through … Read More

Can Dogs Really Get Depression?
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  As dog owners, we often think about the physical well-being of our buddies. We want to make sure that they are well fed, get plenty of exercises and they are kept clean. However, we should also make sure that … Read More

Three Big Ways Your Body Impacts Your Mind
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  When looking at your mental health from an objective viewpoint (as difficult as that might be), you want to make sure that you get the whole picture. Keeping your focus on the mental and emotional causes of stress and … Read More

How Dogs Help People Suffering from Anxiety and Depression
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Dogs are such wonderful creatures. It is of no coincidence that they are described as man’s best friend. The love they provide is unconditional. They can even help people that suffer from anxiety and depression to lead a more comfortable … Read More

6 Natural Ways to Fight Depression
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  Depression is everywhere. It has become a rampant epidemic. Around 1 in 7 people suffer from symptoms of depression at some point in their life. With depression being so common, why don’t we talk about it more often? Having … Read More

Mental Health Exposed: The Stigma Around Mental Health
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Looking back, I saw signs of Depression in myself as early as age seven. Yes, seven. As an adult, I can barely believe that statement myself. Back then, they weren’t my worst depression symptoms, but they were definitely there. It … Read More

Passion Is the Only Step in the Right Direction
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I love to talk about how to get the most out of life. We encourage others to chase a happier life. One of the most important things you can do for yourself is to take the time to really find … Read More

How to Improve Your Dog’s Oral Health
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  Our dogs are precious creatures, aren’t they?! They are our best friends, little shadows, and babies of the four-legged persuasion. Pups give us endless entertainment and are always there when we need them. In return, we have a responsibility … Read More

Is Vacationing With My Dog A Good Idea?
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Summer is fast approaching. Are you planning some awesome Summer getaways? Do you plan on taking your pupper? There is a lot to consider when bringing your dog along for the ride. Taking doggo on a break with you can … Read More

Five Causes of Food Allergies Among Dogs
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Does your doggo have fussy eating habits? It could be more than just walking away from the bowl head held high. There could be health issues to be concerned about. If you notice that your dog develops some serious symptoms … Read More

7 Ways to Be a Better Dog Owner
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Dog Moms are a special breed, aren’t we?! We love our buddies beyond words. You may already be a great dog owner, but there is nothing wrong with making improvements. Everyone should be looking for ways to be a better … Read More

When Bad News Is Everywhere, How Do I Stay Strong?
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Turn on the TV and it feels like bad news is everywhere. This is one of the reasons I do not have cable. New shootings are happening in the country, neighboring nations are at war, and the people in power … Read More

How to Train a Dog to Heel or Walk Nicely on a Leash
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I would like to welcome James Cassidy to the blog today. He will be talking about how to get your pup to walk with you nicely. Nothing is more annoying than a doggo that pulls you everywhere. James has a … Read More

How to Treat Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety
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Today I would like to welcome Wendy Lipscomb to the blog. Wendy is the founder, main contributor to and editor of TotallyGoldens.com. Wendy is a self-employed beauty therapist, mother of two; life-long pet parent and lover of dogs who somehow manages to squeeze … Read More

What to Consider When Looking for a Companion Dog
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Are you looking for a dog? For every person that is looking to get a dog, there will be a different reason behind it. Despite all of the other reason, it would be safe to say that companionship is going … Read More

Hedgies Galore!
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I am so happy to announce I have teamed up with Petmate.com. PetMate brings fun and innovation to all things pet-related. They have wonderful products in the travel, home goods, and pet toys. They carry paw-some brands that Ryder and … Read More

3 Steps to Reducing Allergies for People Who Love Their Pets
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Allergic Reactions to Dogs? We have already chatted a bit about pups who have allergies, but are you allergic to your dog? I would like to welcome ByPurify.com to Front Seat Ryder today. Spring is here and you know what that … Read More

Ryder Reviews Barkworthies Split Elk Antler
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My boy, Ryder has some nasty allergies. And with those allergies comes a strict diet. No fun for him, but the alternative is even more unbearable. So this dog mom has been on the prowl for more treat options. So What … Read More

Why Your Dog Needs Good Dental Health
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We always had at least one dog in the house when I was growing up. But I will tell you that I had no idea that people actually brush their dog’s teeth. But as an adult, I know your dog’s … Read More

The Eazee Deshedding Tool by Foolee Review
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There are so many pet brushes on the market it is pretty overwhelming to know which one is the right one for your pet. I have used a few pet brushes over the years with various dogs. But what is … Read More

Grooming Is Important for the Health of Your Dog
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It is easy to think dog grooming is just to make the appearance of your dog more presentable, but there is more to it! Grooming your dog on a regular basis is important for your dog’s health. I will share … Read More

Pets Can Have Allergies, Too
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Allergies are a huge topic when it comes to Ryder. It took us a good while to figure out what was triggering his chronic ear infections. Little did I know, my dog has allergies. We have been battling his food … Read More

Can I Feed My Dog Human Food?
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Can My Dog Eat This?! March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month. So, I found it only fitting to talk about feeding your dog table scraps. It is a fairly controversial topic among dog owners and trainers. A lot of … Read More

Why You Should Sleep With Your Pets
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As most of you know, Ryder sleeps in bed with me. A true Crazy Dog Mom, I know. Sleeping with your pets can be a controversial topic. But there are some benefits to having your pooch tucked in with you … Read More

Should You Trust Your Pet’s Food Label?
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Welcome to March! Can you believe it is already here? March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month. In honor of this, all month we will be talking about your dog’s health. We will be talking about diet and other important … Read More

5 Toxins to Avoid If You Want to Be Happy
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Do you have that one person in your life that is always bubbly? That one person who can make anyone laugh? Looking at some people, it is hard not to think that they are just born happy. But this is … Read More

I Have Been Nominated for the Liebster Award!
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I Have Been Nominated for the Liebster Award! What an honor! I am pleased and extremely honored to have been nominated for the second blogging award this month. I cannot begin to express the appreciation in my heart for all … Read More

8 Effective Steps to Overcome Low Self Esteem For Good
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First off, Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Are you feelin‘ the love?! As a follow up to last week’s post How to Gain Awesome Self Esteem in 6 Powerful Hacks, I want to talk about how to overcome low self esteem. … Read More

How to Gain Awesome Self Esteem with 6 Powerful Hacks
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Feeling the stress in your daily life? I know it gets to me. Boosting your self-esteem can help that stress level plummet. And knowing how to combat stress can keep it from rising back up again. It might sound silly … Read More

The Sunshine Blogger Award
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I am very pleased and honored to announce that I was nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by Elisabeth Bachmann! Thank you for such a sweet and awesome gesture! I cannot express how excited I was to see my name on … Read More

The Benefits of an ESA and Therapy Dog
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  My friend, Kirsten over at Obtaining Bliss is a blogger and Bliss Coach. She works hard to help those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, or domestic violence find their bliss. Kirsten is a firm believer that everyone deserves … Read More

Guest Post – Pet Ownership and Care Trends
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Hello, Beautiful Dog People!! I would like to you give a warm welcome to Zara. She is here today to share with us some of the evolution in pet ownership and care trends we see today. Zara Lewis is a regular … Read More

Do You Know Your Dog Actually Helps You Live Longer?
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With some of the mental health issues I have had to work through, I truly believe I owe my life to my boy, Ryder. He has been my emotional rock for a few years now. But it actually goes far … Read More

Guest Post – Dog Health Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know!
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Hi Everyone! I would like to give a warm welcome to Ryan Ely from www.greatdogsupplies.com!  Ryan is an avid Animal Lover who believes in helping animals any way he can. This includes supporting local animal shelters, adopting both dogs and cats, … Read More

Top 10 Phone Apps Every Dog Mom Should Have for 2018
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Dog moms know how fun being a dog owner can be. But we also know all the responsibilities that come with it. Are you as busy as I am? If you are, I want to share with you some of … Read More

6 Tips for Staying Inspired This New Year (from the Dog)
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At the beginning of the year do you seem to be more alert and on top of things? But by the time a few weeks roll by, are you exhausted again? Me too! There has got to be a better … Read More

Entering the Crazy World of Pet Blogging
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So here is it — 2018! I want to start this year off strong. To do so, I decided I would put myself out there by participating in the 2018 Pet Blogger Challenge.   I was introduced to the 2018 … Read More

6 Successful Daily Routines to Improve Mental Health
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So far on my blog, I have focused on the importance of communication between you and your pupper. Yet, another big topic I want to discuss is how to improve your mental health. And how your dog can help with … Read More

Barking Decoded – The Meaning Behind the Bark
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Dogs have a distinct bark for certain things. There are many different types of dog barks. Getting to know your dog’s various barks is a great way to gain a better understanding of their needs. Each bark conveys a different … Read More

A Pawsome Gift Guide for the Dog Lover in Your Life
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It is that time of year. Items start flying off the shelves. Packages begin to flood the mail rooms. Christmas shopping season is at its peak! How far have you gotten down your list? Have you started? I am getting … Read More

Guide to Road Tripping with Your Dog This Holiday
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Planning a trip this holiday season and taking your dog with you? I have a guide to help you while road tripping with your dog! Make sure to pack the essentials and plan for extra stops along the way.  You … Read More

New Year Resolutions for the “Goal Diggin” Dog Mama
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Can you believe that the year is about to come to an end! December comes the same time every year, and it still catches me off guard. During all the December madness and shopping, remember to take some time out … Read More

Celebrate National Mutt Day with Us!
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This Saturday, December 2nd is National Mutt Day and we are thrilled! I don’t know about you, but my favorite breed is Mutt! Being a “mixed breed” myself, I am a bit biased. The nation gets to celebrate these awesome … Read More

Do You Have a First Aid Kit for Your Dog?
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You Can Never Be Too Prepared for a Dog Emergency! If you have a dog it is a good idea to have a dog first aid kit. You never know when you will need it. Dogs are very active and curious … Read More

Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?
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Does your dog go through spurts of just wanting to eat grass while she is outside? Ever wonder what is so appealing about grazing the yard for the most delectable blade? Here are the most common reasons your pooch loves … Read More

How to Keep Your Dog Calm When Guests Come for the Holidays
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The holidays are pretty hectic for us, but we can’t forget about Fido! Having a variety of people coming in and out of the house can add some stress to your dog. Follow these tips below on how to keep … Read More

Is Yawning a Secret Dog Language?
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Have you ever wondered if your dog yawning means more than just nap time? Have you ever yawned and then noticed your dog yawn shortly after? Most people have heard of the old wives’ tale that yawning is contagious. But … Read More

Does My Dog Have Separation Anxiety?
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The whining, the crying, the barking. Most days it is far too much to bear. Do you ever wonder if these are signs of separation anxiety? It very well could be. Even if you (and your neighbors) can tolerate it when … Read More

Teaching Your Dog Hand Signals
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Teaching your dog hand signals is very important in dog training, but all too often overlooked. Knowing hand signals not only helps strengthen the bond between you and your dog, but it could also come down to life and death! … Read More

6 Fun Ways to Exercise Your Dog When It Is Too Cold Out
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Let’s be honest, aren’t we all looking for ways to exercise our dogs in the Winter?! I am not a fan of the cold at all. Don’t let cold chilly weather deter you from getting your precious dog their much-needed … Read More

Sniff Us Out
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So, you want to sniff us out?? See what we are all about. You’ve come to the right place. Are you a modern dog mom like me? Ryder and I would like to introduce ourselves, as we are new to … Read More

Little Squalicum Park
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Come Join Us! Ryder and I love to get out and have family time. We try to get in an outing at least once a week. It could be a dog park, beach, or doggie hang out. Ryder had the … Read More

How to Crate Train Your Dog
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Does your dog not do well in the house alone?? Or did you just add a new doggo to your pack?? Guess what? It’s time to crate train. Don’t worry – I got your back. Whether you call it a kennel or … Read More

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