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Savor The Flavor: Slow Feeder Device Test

Can your dog make an entire bowl of food disappear faster than you can say, “Bon appétit?” Has he ever inhaled a bowl of...

Are Two Pups Better Than One?

I hear it all the time: “Honey, maybe we should get two! Look how much they love each other! How can we possibly split them...

Five Ways to Make Your Dog’s Yard Safe and Fun

Given the sensible advice to socially distance, what better time to create a safe, at-home haven for your dog? Here are five ways you...

Adopt or Shop

Wanna see a fight? Start a debate on social media about what’s best: adopting a dog or puppy from a shelter or rescue group...

Puppy Mills and the Inadequacy of the Animal Welfare Act

Here’s something that all of us can agree on: No one should ever buy a puppy from a puppy mill. Puppy mills are horrific...

Statements Made By Dog-Training Groups in Support of Diversity

Several of the major dog training associations have addressed the issue of racism with recently crafted position statements and messages sent to members. This...

How to Increase Diversity in the Dog World

As an African American, I’ve found these past few months difficult. I’ve been examining different aspects of my personal and professional life and reflecting...

Life Lessons Learned From Training Dogs

When I first started to learn about training, it was in the world of competitive dog obedience. In that specialized niche, dog training was...

Fostering Dogs: What You Should Know

It’s a rare dog lover who hasn’t at least considered fostering a dog. Woebegone canine faces in shelter and rescue appeals tug at the...

Preventing Food-Toy “Fails”

There is an ever-widening variety of food-filled puzzles, food-dispensing toys, and “slow feeding” dishes for dogs on the market. Many trainers (and this publication)...

5 Indoor Games to Engage Your Dog’s Brain When You Can’t Go Out

Here are some of our favorite brain activities to help you and your dog survive the coronavirus shutdown.

Wildlife Protection Dogs

We don’t usually think of dogs as the best friends of elephants, whales, hedgehogs, Chinese Moon Bears, bandicoots, or white-footed voles, but their incredible...

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Prisma – A Fun App for Dog Owners

Like most dog owners, I absolutely love taking pictures of my dogs and my dogs’ friends (my friends’ dogs, lol). Most of...

“Just one more throw! C,mon! Just one more!” ...

Hiked with a new pal today. He’s a’ight. ...

Nova was one of my foster puppies two years ago. Today her owner is one of my good friends and dog-walking buddies. But Nova and I were buddies first :) ...

Eye contact from three out of four is pretty good ...

We’re sunset people. ...

Samson! Finally got a picture of Woody’s BFF with his tongue all the way in his mouth! ...

Woody in winter. Kind of a hothouse flower, this guy. ...

I swear I can feel the days getting longer each day ...

Had a visit from my granddog. It’s been forever! ...

First walk of 2021, last walk with Coco. Let us be happy for Coco! Coco has found a terrific home. ...

A family is coming this week for Coco. Half of me is thrilled. Half of me is not. 😭

It’s a great placement, though. Will post more soon.
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our walk was windy this morning ...

In his dotage, one of Otto‘s favorite activities is chasing the mail truck down the fence line and barking furiously as our mail carrier puts mail in our box. Sundays are confusing, but the driver appreciates Otto’s crazy-old-man energy and gave him an encouraging honk, lol ...

“Hey, you with the treats: Look here.” ...