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High Paw-raise: Your Fave MN Dog Parks

Although we dig dog parks year-round, this furbulous fall has us squeezing in as much outside playtime as paw-sible. On the tail of our recent post about your dog park pet peeves, we give you a compilation of your fave off-leash romping grounds: East Side Linda B.’s pooch ruvs the Rice Creek North Trail Corridor Off-Leash Area … Read More

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Not Cool: Dog Park Pet Peeves

The Dog Park: a magical place for many pups and their people. A place to let dogs be dogs. To sniff ‘n stroll, romp ‘n roll, or stretch their legs and open up like the place is a canine Autobahn. To socialize, work on manners, and test obedience. And to lose the doggone leash already! We … Read More

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Good Dog’s Guide to Dog Parks (2.0)

[Editor’s note: Whether your dog considers them paradise or purgatory, dog parks are growing in both popularity and number. The best way to know which one is — or isn’t — for you? Woof of mouth! Our Dog Park Detective series digs deep to report on the good and the meh, including the grounds and overall … Read More

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Dog Park Detective: Southbridge Dog Park

Dog Park Detective is an ongoing series in which we sniff out the best dog parks in the Twin Cities metro. This month’s park is brought to you by NutriSource Super Premium Pet Foods, makers of trusted and tasty food for your furry family members. The Dog: Hippo The Day: Wednesday, September 2 The Park: Southbridge Community Park in Shakopee Southbridge Community Park may … Read More

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Dog Park Detective: Instagram Celebridogs at Cleary Lake Park

Dog Park Detective is an ongoing series in which we sniff out the best dog parks in the Twin Cities metro. This month’s park is brought to you by NutriSource Super Premium Pet Foods, makers of trusted and tasty food for your furry family members. THE DETECTIVES: Some of Minnesota’s most famous (and attractive!) Instagram dog accounts THE DAY: Saturday, June 20 … Read More

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Minnesota Dog Park Named Among Top 10 in Nation

Last week, USA Today published a list of the top 10 dog parks in the USA — and Maple Grove’s very own Elm Creek Reserve Dog Park made the list! Not that this is surprising, to those of us in the know: Elm Creek has a sterling five-paw review score in the SidewalkDog.com dog park … Read More

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Dog Park Detective: Airport Dog Park

Dog Park Detective is an ongoing series in which we sniff out the best dog parks in the Twin Cities metro. This month’s park is brought to you by NutriSource Super Premium Pet Foods, makers of trusted and tasty food for your furry family members. THE DAY: Sunday, March 22 THE DOG: Brynner THE PARK: Airport Dog Park (map) Affectionately called the … Read More

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Dog Park Detective: Bryant Lake Park

Dog Park Detective is an ongoing series in which we sniff out the best dog parks in the Twin Cities metro. This month’s park is brought to you by NutriSource Super Premium Pet Foods, makers of trusted and tasty food for your furry family members. THE DAYS: November 23, 2014 & January 4, 2015 THE DETECTIVES: Lucia the Alaskan Malamute (visited in November) and … Read More

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3 Ways to Manage Your Dog’s Barking

It’s just a fact of life: Dogs are going to bark. Whether it be because their nemesis, the three-legged-squirrel across the yard, is getting too close to the house or because your buddy just really, really wants to go outside, your dog is going to bark sometimes. But what if he barks obsessively? As in, … Read More

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Dog Park Detective: High Bridge Dog Park

Dog Park Detective is an ongoing series in which we sniff out the best dog parks in the Twin Cities metro. This month’s park is brought to you by NutriSource Super Premium Pet Foods, makers of trusted and tasty food for your furry family members. THE DAY: November 25, a blustery 17 degrees THE DETECTIVES: Dozer, a nearly four-year-old border collie mix, and Itty … Read More

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