How to Train Your Newly Adopted Dog to Be One of Santa's Best Helpers

Whether you recently adopted your furry companion or you are planning to add a dog to your growing family over the holidays, this season can be particularly overly stimulating for anyone, much less a newly introduced canine friend. But, don't worry. We've written down some great tips to make sure everyone in your household, including your newest four-legged family member, enjoys this magical time together by teaching your dog ways he or she can quickly become one of Santa's best helpers!

5 Steps for Turning Your Adopted Dog Into a Therapy Dog

After adopting a dog from a well-reputed local nonprofit organization like Sophie's Circle, you may be considering sharing your dog's love and unique talents with others. Training your dog to earn the prestigious title of "therapy dog” or an “emotional support dog” is both a noble and extremely helpful way to spend quality time together. It has also been shown to be beneficial to your dog to have a rewarding job he or she can perform consistently. Here’s how to get started in five easy steps.

7 Ways Dogs Show Their Love and Devotion

One of the biggest reasons humans thrive in the company of dogs is the never-ending gift of unconditional love they give back to us each and every day. As we approach the season of gratitude, we would be remiss if we did not share some of the top ways dogs benefit our lives with their outward displays of affection and loyalty. Which one brightens your day the most? 

Train Your Dog to Follow Your Commands With These 3 Easy Tips

When you first adopt a dog, it is important to train him or her to follow certain commands in order to build a bond that will last a lifetime. With a little added time and attention upfront, your dog will soon learn the ropes in his or her new digs while you enjoy increasing moments of relaxing with your bestie. Not sure where to begin? Try these five methods to see which is your dog's favorite way to learn.