Become Your Dog’s Best Friend With These Unique Workshops

Choosing the right training facility for your pooch is one of the most important tasks you’ll face as a dog parent. One green flag: Trainers who focus on transforming not just particular behaviors, but the canine-human relationship itself. When trainer Max Bitterman founded Your Dog’s Best Friend in Minneapolis, he put this relationship at the center of every class. … Read More

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White Bear Lake May Close its Dog Beach. Here’s What You Can Do.

No more doggy paddling at White Bear Lake’s beach? Say it ain’t so! The city of White Bear Lake has proposed removing the dog exercise area at Matoska Park, reports MPR News. This beloved spot for many local pups would get the ax in order to create more space for two-legged swimmers. (We’re all for human … Read More

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A Comedy Show for Dog Lovers? You Betcha

If you have plans Tuesday, March 14, we urge you to fake a sudden (but minor) case of kennel cough and cancel them. Better yet, invite your friends and join us at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul for the Canine Comedy Show. Performers include Kevin Kling of NPR’s All Things Considered; Mary Jo Pehl, best known for … Read More

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Gone to the Dogs: Doggie Depot Recap

Have you heard the woof on the streets? Union Depot totally went to the dogs this weekend. Many of you were there to witness it – along with a puptacular parade of pups of all shapes, sizes, and ages. That’s right, Doggie Depot returned to St. Paul on Sunday, and more than 50 vendors and rescues joined … Read More

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Calling All Bird-Dog Lovers: Pheasant Fest is Coming to Minneapolis!

Dogs in their natural element are a thing of beauty: Be it embracing a sunny spot on the couch, enthusiastically hitting the hunting trail with their human BFF, or any other activity that lets their innate talent shine. So when Pheasants Forever asked us to spread the woof about their upcoming Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic sports show — open to the … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Kolo

(Editor’s note: Ali and the hosts accidentally referred to Kolo as a “she” during the segment — our apologies!) This week we cozied up on the couch of Twin Cities Live accompanied by handsome Kolo. This active, affectionate, seven-year-old Siberian Husky is looking for his forever home via Adopt A Husky, Inc. (You may recognize him from … Read More

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Doggy Date: Whisker Whirl

Bark your calendars for one glittery gala: Animal Humane Society’s 11th annual Whisker Whirl! You’ll enjoy tasty appetizers and desserts, wet your whiskers during the cocktail hour, feel your pup-lovin’ heart race during an exciting live auction, and much more. Most importantly, you’ll learn how your support has made a difference in the lives of animals — … Read More

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Shop Dog: Scout of Big Frog Tees in Plymouth

This installment of Shop Dog is scooped and served to you by ScoopyPoo DoggyDoo PickUp. We’re big-time fans of Big Frog, whose apparel experts have been taking care of Sidewalk Dog’s custom tee, hoodie, and doggy bandana needs in recent years. During our frequent stops to their Plymouth location, we make sure to dole out a treat and … Read More

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Counting on Minnesota Nice: Help Us Get Mama Home!

PUPDATE: Mama made it home! Reunion deets here. This week we received word that a precious pup, Mama, was stolen from her doting owner in Oakland, California. After going through a heckuva lot in the months since, she wound up right here in Minneapolis — as a stray in animal control. The good news: Thanks to … Read More

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Speak! Complete a Dog-Training Survey for Chance to Win $100

Our pals at Animal Humane Society have a pretty sweet dog-training program in place (we’re talkin’ 70 different classes all over the metro), but they’re on a mission to make it even better. Because they ruv you. In this brief survey, they’re calling for you to woof about your dog-training experiences: The good, the bad, and the ugly (“I skipped class … Read More

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