Greenfield Puppies Blog

The Origin of the Dog Days of Summer

Soon enough we’ll be entering into what we call the “Dog Days of Summer,” but like most of the turns of phrase that we use in everyday speech, we often don’t know what that means, nor do we understand the true origins the phrase. It just works its way into our language and vernacular and leaves us scratching our heads when we wonder, on a day like today, just what that really means. Fortunately, information on such matters is now […]

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Take Your Best Friend for a Hike

Summer is the perfect time to start hiking again, but who wants to hike alone? Everyone’s so busy these days; it can sometimes make you wonder how you ever got the time to get together with your friends and hike in the past. Yet here you are, with time to do so yet again, and nobody to accompany you… or is there? There’s one friend of yours who is always ready for an adventure, and that friend isn’t a human […]

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Finding the Best Breeder for You

Finding a good dog is important to you; this is someone who is going to be in your life for years, if not decades, to come. As such, it’s absolutely vital that you ensure the breeder you are buying from is someone who is 100% the best you can work with. While not all breeders are puppy mills, not all breeders are created equal, and you can expect varying levels of quality and care from different breeders. Yet, for someone […]

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The Dog for the Great Outdoors

The summertime is the right time to get out there and experience the outside world in all its glory. This was a rough winter we just went through, and you may have forgotten that camping, the beach, hiking, and a variety of other outdoor activities all await not just you, but your canine companion as well. Your dog loves the outdoors and having plenty of opportunities to burn some energy, but that is probably only true up to a point […]

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Camping With Your Best Canine Friend

Summer is a fantastic time to go camping, and it’s also a great time to spend some time with your dog outdoors; so why not combine the two? Well, it’s not quite that simple; after all, just owning and looking after a dog involves quite a bit of responsibility on your part; taking them out into the wild and expecting your dog to behave appropriately on a camping trip without the right training, preparation, and expectations, can be a real […]

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4 Problems Facing Your Dog This Summer

You’ve got a lot to look out for this summer when it comes to your dog, everything ranging from the weather to travel to food to just about every other aspect of their life. Let’s face it: when you have a dog you love and care about, you practically have a child – one who has perhaps a little less sense and a lot more energy and excitement than a human child would! As such, your dog needs you to […]

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Help Your Dog Get Out More!

Dogs are, quite naturally, social animals. That’s no wonder, considering the symbiotic relationship their species has formed with ours over the years, both of us getting quite a bit out of a relationship that is essentially social in nature. We bond and connect with each other while also performing services for one another ranging from protection to food to other great benefits. However, dogs are ultimately still animals, and just as in the case of humans, if they are not […]

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What a Dog Does for the Elderly

Dogs can have quite a bit of energy, sometimes more than we are prepared for as their owners and caregivers! They are, after all, a naturally rambunctious, curious, playful species, one that has grown up and developed alongside us and come to anticipate our own desires and interests as far as they are concerned. This makes dogs great companions for children, as only children can seem to keep up with a young puppy’s irresistible zest for life! For older populations, […]

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3 Ways Dogs are Great For Your Mental and Physical Health

Oftentimes, dogs are trained to be therapeutic pets, going from hospital to hospital and offering up their services as friends and companions to those in need of a speedy recovery. The positive impact these pets can have on patients is a medical fact, and it’s a wonderful thing to see someone’s face light up when a therapy dog enters the room. However, did you know that a dog doesn’t have to be a trained therapy dog to offer similar benefits […]

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What Does a Dog Have to Do With PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)?

Recent years have seen a number of soldiers coming home wounded not just physically, but also carrying the mental scars of war back home as well. In times past, this condition was often ignored or treated with disdain, but in the past few decades we have come to recognize post-traumatic stress disorder for what it is: a difficult but treatable condition that our soldiers can overcome with time, therapy, and hard work. A big part of that process for many […]

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