Shannon Cutts

As a pet writer and blogger, Shannon is passionate about crafting knowledge-based, science-supported articles that foster healthy bonds of love and respect between people and animals. But her first and very most important job is as a dog auntie and cockatiel, tortoise, and box turtle mama.

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Can Australian Shepherds Sleep Outside: Your Handy Safety Checklist for Outdoor Aussies

There is no mistaking the Australian Shepherd, with their striking colorful coats and equally striking eyes. Aussie’s personality is just as bright and bubbly and they are smart as a whip. With their working dog background and thick double coat, many new owners are understandably curious about whether the Australian Shepherd can sleep outdoors. The …

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Why Does My German Shepherd Walk In Front of Me: Understanding This Common GSD Behavior Pattern

German Shepherd dogs are beloved throughout the world for their many stellar qualities. GSDs are known to be brave, affectionate, loving, protective, noble, and very intelligent. These are all great qualities to have in your companion canine! But the specific combination of traits that German Shepherds have can also lead to some behaviors that can …

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My German Shepherd Is Too Friendly With Strangers: How to Properly Socialize a GSD Guard Dog

When you think of the German Shepherd dog breed, you probably think of an aloof, fierce guard dog standing with erect ears and a stalwart stance. But just like not all people are introverted or shy, so too not all German Shepherds are aloof or standoffish. In fact, while the German Shepherd dog breed was …

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