It’s National Dog Day! Celebrate With Our Favourite Pooch Posts

It’s National Dog Day! Celebrate With Our Favourite Pooch Posts
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Today is National Dog Day, an annual celebration of man’s best friend observed in the US and around the globe. To mark the occasion, we’ve collected the most useful dog posts from the Lifehacker archives — from canine photography tips to lifesaving pet CPR. Plus: seven reasons dogs are better than cats.

I’ll confess: I’ve always been more of a cat person. A pet cat is like a conscientious roommate: they like keeping to themselves, can be relied upon to clean up any mess they make and are happy to chill when you want some companionship. By contrast, a dog is like an emotionally needy, noisy and smelly toddler who constantly craps and urinates everywhere. But they are loyal — and loyalty goes a long way.

With that in mind, here are our favourite dogs posts for any canine lovers out there. (JUst ignore the last one on the list.)

Seven Reasons Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

Is It Legal To Break A Car Window To Rescue An Overheated Pet?

Why Dogs Like To Lick Your Face, And Why You Might Want To Avoid It

Where To Start When You’ve Decided You Want A Dog

Where to Start When You've Decided You Want a Dog

Owning a dog is a priceless experience, but it also takes a lot of hard work. Getting started is the hardest part, especially if you’ve never owned a dog before. Here are some things that you’ll need to do when you decide you want a dog.

The Foods That Are Most Dangerous To Dogs, And Why

You probably know that you shouldn’t feed chocolate to your dog — but maybe your dog got into your lolly stash anyway, and came out fine. Meanwhile, your vet is more concerned that you admit to feeding him raisins. Confused? Let’s take a look at what the dangers really are.

The Best Collar Types For Most Dogs (And Which To Avoid)

You want the best for your dog, and that includes finding the right type of collar for them. Since they will wear it often, you want something that is comfortable, but also safe and secure. Here are the best collars for most dogs as well as which collars you may want to stay away from.

Learn To Perform CPR On Your Cat Or Dog

CPR chops up to date

10 Expert Tips For Taking Amazing Photos Of Your Dog

Does Your Dog’s Breed Really Determine Its Personality?

Does your dog's breed really determine its personality?

38 Ways Dog Ownership Improves Your Life

To Catch A Dog, Run Away From It

The Workspace With Its Own Office Dog

Is It Legal To Eat Cats Or Dogs In Australia?


The controversial Yulin annual dog meat festival in China was held last month and every year the event causes widespread condemnation from animal rights groups. Cat and dog meat are considered delicacies in many Asian countries and while most Australians would regard the practice as vile, is it legal to consume these kinds of meats in Australia? Let’s find out.

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