Subscribers Only Three companies have reported that we made errors concerning their products in the Approved Dry Foods List in the February issue of WDJ. We also received (and are still receiving) mail from our subscribers regarding the dry food review. We received many inquiries about foods that readers thought should be on our approved foods list but werent. Here are a number of potential reasons for this.
Subscribers Only A day without sunshine is, like, you know, night, that wild and crazy comedian Steve Martin once said. Punchlines aside, it doesnt have to be pitch black outside for your dog to have a day without sunshine. As our lives increasingly unfold in the glow of computer screens and are signaled through the dings of iPhone texts, our connection to the outdoors may become more and more disjointed. Workdays grow longer, so our walks with our canine companions often take place before dawn or after sunset, especially in the winter months. And when we are outdoors, concern about skin cancer leads us to limit our solar exposure.
Subscribers Only There is great value in having a solid understanding of canine facial expressions and their accompanying body language and behavior. The following are some of the more common canine communications offered by those very expressive furry faces. Keep in mind, though, that when drawing conclusions about a dogs facial expressions, its important to factor in the rest of the body language in order to get the whole message.
In 1985, upon publication of Dont Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training, written by the now-famous proponent of canine clicker training, Karen Pryor, some people were confused. Was it actually a dog training book? Because it talked an awful lot about changing the behavior of humans!
Subscribers Only Purchasing prescription medicines for your dog from your veterinarian is definitely convenient and often necessary from a health standpoint (for example, when your pet urgently needs the drug), but it is usually the more expensive option. The mark-up at veterinary offices usually starts at 100 percent over wholesale prices but it can be 1,000 percent in some cases!
Subscribers Only Study finds genetic differences between dogs and wolves, with dietary implications. Domestication appears to have led to genetic changes in dogs that make them able to digest starches better than wolves can, according to a paper published in Nature in January.
I am surprised at how frequently the subject of vaccinations comes up with my dog-loving friends. We often talk about the pros and cons of certain vaccines and look for the latest information. We struggle to understand the complexities, and to sort out the facts from the controversy. When it comes to vaccines, being an advocate for our dogs may be the most important thing we can do. Being an advocate doesnt mean being an expert, but it does mean taking action. These tips can help you take action that supports your dogs good health.
I recently had the great pleasure of meeting and interviewing Karen Pryor, who, more than anyone else, pioneered and popularized force-free animal training with the publication of her 1985 book, Dont Shoot the Dog! At nearly 81 years of age, Pryor continues to inspire people in every behavior-related field to give these kind, respectful techniques a try.
What is your favorite way of spending quality time with your dog?
- Going on a Nice Long Walk. (886 votes)
- Taking Him to the Dog Park. (139 votes)
- Playing his Favorite Game with Him. (384 votes)
- Cuddling up on the Couch and Watching TV. (623 votes)
- None of the Above. (73 votes)