While it may be difficult for us to imagine or remember, many people arent comfortable around dogs. Even among dog lovers, opinions vary widely when it comes to the behaviors that we find acceptable from our own and other peoples dogs. As dog lovers, we share a responsibility to be ambassadors for thoughtful, responsible dog ownership. Practice polite dog owner etiquette and be mindful of the following.
Dog Health & Care
In 2008, the American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior (AVSAB) released a statement affirming that puppy socialization is a critically important tool in the development of a behaviorally normal dog. The organization also confirmed that the risk of a puppy contracting a...
Dog Health & Care
Over the millennia that humans and dogs have kept company, weve evolved plenty of myths about our four-footed friends most of them flat wrong. Consider, for instance, the belief that feeding a dog raw meat will make him vicious. (Vicious, no. Longer lived, maybe.) Or,...
Dog Training & Behavior
Like us, our dogs need both physical exercise and mental stimulation. As a trainer, I see many clients who focus on physical exercise, but dont always consider the benefits of mental stimulation what I call brain-work. One easy way to add in a bit of brain-work is to...
When Cancer Strikes, It's Hard to Not Panic
Why isn't there a roadmap for treating cancer? It seems like there ought to be a database, with every type of cancer for every companion animal species, with...
- Extended Ed
- Four Ways to Be a Better Dog Owner
- What is “Proper Socialization” and How Do You Make Sure Your Puppy Gets It?
- How to Prevent Your Dog From Developing Periodontal Disease and Cracked Teeth
- Inventive Alternatives to A Dog Bowl