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Dogs Who Are Harness Escape Artists

My dog, Bear, has developed extreme cunning in getting out of whatever device I have on him – buckle collar, body harness (two different styles), Halti head halter – or any combination of these. The only time he was unable to free himself was when the buckle collar was too tight for safety or comfort. Bear's strategy appears to be to face me, pull backwards, and hop around on his back legs until he pops out of his restraint. Even with the belly band of his harness on tight, he managed to wiggle his elbows through it and pull out backwards.

Electronic-Collars – Opinions Often Vary

Because we feel deeply that dog training should be pleasurable and effective, and because we have personally witnessed innumerable successful demonstrations of completely pain- and fear-free training, we have taken the position that training tools and methods that inflict pain are inferior (a strong word, we know) to those that do not.

Jan. 2001 Letters: Limited Slip Collars Rock!

a neighbor's dog came out of the sagebrush in the dark and ran right at us. It was not good. If my husband had lost control of the leash

Kids and Dogs

not to mention financial liability.


WDJ: Clearly

Holistic Treatments for Canine Skin Rashes

Juniper suffered a brush with bloat

Dog Shampoo Tests and Whole Dog Journal’s Recommendations

Dogs in the wild don’t need baths. Why do our dogs? Well, they don’t need baths, but if they want to live in our homes, and sometimes even sleep in our beds, they have to look and smell cleaner than dogs normally do. Shampoos can be formulated for general cleaning, or for specific purposes, such as killing fleas or soothing irritated skin. Since there are more effective methods of accomplishing both of these tasks, we’ll focus only on the sudsy substances that do the best job of cleaning your dog’s hair, without irritating his skin, or making him sick.

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Guilt

We often read discussions of whether dogs experience guilt; we’ve published a few, too. But here is a twist I don’t think...

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The lip *and* a dork ear. This guy just slays me with his cute. ...

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I don't know what the weed in my field that has these pretty little yellow flowers is called, but I'm grateful for the annual photo opportunity it gives me. #otto #outstandinginhisfield
#sorrynotsorry
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TMW you go to take a photo of the newly emerging hydrangeas in the morning light and Otto assumes you want his portrait and he steps up and assumes his best dog-model pose. You're never wrong, Otto. ...

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