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Going Viral: A Detailed Look at Canine Viruses

Canine viruses have existed for thousands of years. Today we have tools to combat and prevent many of the diseases they cause. But despite...

Helping Dogs Adjust to Being Home Alone Again

Though many people who have been sheltering in place for weeks report being confused as to the day of the week, I have been...

A Beautiful Dog Memorial

Last weekend, I flew down to San Diego, California, to spend a couple of days with my sister-in-law and niece (who had also flown to...

Are There Cues Your Dog Doesn’t Like?

I was teaching a “teen dog” class last night, and we were working on the “stay” behavior. In the training center where I teach, we instruct...
Dog wading in water

Beware of harmful algal blooms (HABs)

There are many global environmental disasters that I am concerned about in a big-picture way, but at this time of year, the one that I am...
Puppy in class

Plan ahead to socialize your puppy early!

Recently, I witnessed an older couple struggling to carry a crate into a puppy kindergarten class. Once inside, they opened the crate and a large and...
Dog Sitting on Stump

Dog Trainers Save Lives

The first time I met Annie, a year-old German Shepherd Dog, it was at about 9 p.m. on February 10, 2017. I am certain...

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Aggression at Dog Parks

We’ve all got stories about terrible things that we’ve seen or heard about that happened at a dog park. I would argue that there are just as many potentially aggressive humans at these parks as there are dogs who exhibit aggressive behavior.