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The Best Ways to Have Fun with Your Dog This Summer

Summer is the perfect time for having fun with your dog but safety needs to be a primary concern at the same time. Our aim at The Dog Effect is to make your dogs as happy and healthy as possible; be that through, fun, games, health or training. Dogs enrich our lives in so many […]


Desperate for a dog but can’t have one?

Are you desperate for a dog but know that you can’t or shouldn’t get one. Are you looking for that unconditional love that only a dog can give or someone that always wants to spend time with you. A jogging partner perhaps? Why can’t I have a dog?There are many of us that desperately want a […]


How a dog can make you healthy and happy

Getting a dog can provide you with companionship and unconditional love. There is no doubt that dog’s are the ultimate loyal companion and there is nothing better than coming home after a long day and having a dog waiting for you at the door with a madly wagging tail. Our dogs rely on us to care for them, […]


Does a service dog have to wear a service dog vest?

A service dog or assistance dog is specially trained to help people who have disabilities. These disabilities may include visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental illnesses including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), seizure disorder, mobility impairment, or diabetes.For a dog to be a service dog it generally requires a good temperament and health. Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, […]


The Dog Effect – 7th Annual Pet Blogger Challenge!

The Dog Effect is really pleased this year to be part of the 2017 Annual Pet Blogger Challenge. IT a great opportunity to connect with other pet bloggers and share some tips and hints. Here is us……… When did you start your blog and, for anyone who is just seeing it for first time, please […]


9 Ways To Entertain A Bored Dog While You’re At Work

I wish I could just stay at home and hang out with my dog all day.   Unfortunately, the boss doesn’t seem to like it very much most of us inevitably have to leave our dogs at home by themselves while we go to work. It’s not all such a bad thing. Dogs need their alone time […]


Is Your Dog Happy? Here’s How To Get Your Dog’s Tail Wagging

Is your dog happy? Have you ever wondered what’s really going on your in your dogs head. Do you know how to tell if your dog is really happy ? and What really makes your dogs tail wag uncontrollable when you come home,Well, as it turns out, dogs are often not happy and we are not […]


Top 10 Adventure Dogs on Instagram

Having a dog in the family adds so much to our lives. Not only do they give us love and companionship, the can provide endless amounts of fun and adventure.Here are 10 Instagram adventure dogs who have families taking dog ownership to the extreme. 1. Kona @west_coast_heeler-pack A photo posted by Kona and Cali (@west_coast_heeler_pack) on […]


Gobi the stray dog gets adopted after running across a desert

There is no doubt that dogs are the most loyal little creatures with incredible intuition. This little stray terrier has run across the Gobi Desert to prove her loyalty to the man that she has chosen to love her back. This is Gobi and here is her story. 4 Deserts Race / Bring Gobi HomeIt […]


What will your dog look like when it’s older?

Dogs have an incredible effect on our lives in so many ways. They are our best friends, our trusted worker mates, our treasured companions, and for some, a real lifeline. I call it “The Dog Effect”. After my recent article on the touching story of Chad and Otis, I discovered a beautiful book by talented photographer Amanda […]


What to do when you know your dog is dying

I can’t yet imagine going through this and it’s something that I don’t want to think about.  So, I am going to let Chad tell you his story. Chad Tucker is a TV journalist at FOX 8 News in North Carolina. His best friend was Otis. This is Chad’s story about his love for Otis […]


How to keep your high energy dog entertained

Do you have a crazy high energy dog? … Me too….!!!!! My beautiful, playful, crazy Lakeland Terrier is 11 years old now and still has as much energy as a puppy.. well almost. Watch this video to see what he has started doing….. I laugh every time I watch this… he really is a funny little fella. And the […]


Watch the inspiring story of Ricochet the surf dog

An amazing dog making the lives of other so much better! The inspiring story of Ricochet the surf dog. Dogs not only make our lives more fulfilled through laugh and love. They can make an incredible impact on the lives of others is such important and inspirational ways.My first inspirational dog is Ricochet the Surf Dog.  Yes, I love dogs […]


Top 11 reasons why dogs are awesome

For all you dog lovers out there, we already know why dogs are awesome. But for anyone else wondering, here are my top 11 reasons why dogs are awesome:1. Our best friendDogs can be our constant companions. They are extremely loyal and always at our feet waiting for the next adventure. Whether it’s a walk down […]