Guide to Dogs

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At Orvis, they come to work with us, hunt with us, share our beds, and copilot the journeys we take. And we've learned a thing or two along the way about keeping them healthy and happy. We hope you find this guide helpful as an ever-growing resource of information on canine nutrition, health care, training & more.

Orvis Dog Education Center

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Traveling with Dogs

Tips for Car Travel with Dogs

At Orvis, we've done the research, we’ve logged the miles. The result? Our Top 10 tips for...
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Dog Training

How to Socialize a Dog

Socializing a dog is crucial for his well-being and his family’s; patience and consistency are key,...
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Dog Safety

Tick Safety for Dogs

It only takes one tick bite to sicken a dog, but if illness is caught early, treatments can be...
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Dog Safety

How to Find a Lost Dog

If you’re reading this because you’ve lost your dog, take a deep breath and try not to panic. We...
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Older Dogs

Dental Care for Older Dogs

Take good care of your older dog's teeth following these dental hygiene guidelines and training...
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Older Dogs

Incontinence In Older Dogs

Learn what causes urinary incontinence in older dogs, the medical interventions that can reverse or...
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Gear & Product Care

How to Wash Your Orvis Dog Bed

Our Strategic Planning Manager Charley Perkins demonstrates simple steps for washing an Orvis dog...
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Memory Foam Bolster Dog Bed

Every Dog Needs a Den. It’s primal and it’s undeniable: a dog needs a safe, secure place to call...
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Gear & Product Care

Nylon vs. Leather Dog Collars

We’ve distilled the pros and cons into a simple side-by-side comparison to help you choose the...
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Dog Stories

True tales of our dogs as best friends, family members, and coworkers.

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