Dogs are our best friend. More than companions, their partnership has helped to shape
the world we live in. Can we be better friends to the animals that deserve it the most?
Bringing a new dog home? What are the areas to look out for and attend to make your
new addition welcome and at ease? Here’s how to minimize the stress for the both of you
New Puppy advice: tips, strategies and "how-to's" for integrating, socializing and
training your new little one (more).
Housetraining 101 for your dog: every dog can be trained no matter how old, here's
Good news and bad news-your dog is puppy pad trained: Puppy pad training can
be so effective that your dog keeps to that training in the house and not out. Here's help
Getting your dog to use training pads each and every time: How to start out the
right way and learn how to deal with near misses and (more).
Dog Bite Prevention: children are the recipient of most dog bites. Supervising and
teaching our children about canine body language and how to approach dogs can change
Why Professionals working with dogs think they won’t get bitten. A recent study
focuses on what bite victims were thinking right before the bite. If we are experts at
knowing canine body language, is that enough to prevent dog bites? Not if we don't do
the listening. (more).
Working with dogs that bite: All dogs can bite, a look at understanding the
motivation, assessing the bite inhibition and modifying the behavior (more).
Strategies for working with the aggressive dog: Applying methods and guidelines
for approaching and handling aggressive dogs in doggy day cares and dog parks (more).
Plays well with others: Understanding and working with dog on dog aggression.
Know the difference between a canine threat, warning or aggression and what to do
about it (more).
The use of shock collars with dogs: Do they work? Take a look at a review of the
science on the effectiveness of shock collars and the efficacy of negative reinforcement
Strategies for working with the fearful dog: applied methods and guidelines for
approaching and handling fearful dogs (more).
How to lessen barking and keep a quiet dog busy: Barking is a necessary part of
canine expression and communication but not being able to control it can be frustrating
especially where neighbors and guests are concerned. Here are strategies to lower the
volume and give that quiet dog something to do (more).
Expanding our definition of canine vocalizations: Barking, growling, whimpering,
whining and yowling can mean different things depending on how they are expressed
and when. (more)
Know when to tether your puppy and when not to: Should your puppy be tied to
something at home? Learn welfare implications and training tips and who the tether
should be attached to! (more)
Reading the canine ladder of aggression: Canine stress signals are typically
displayed in order and offer appeasement or warning. Learn to read them (more).
How not to train a dog as seen on TV: training your dog with positive reinforcers and
avoiding compulsion training is more effective and humane no matter what you see on
How to help your dog not to pull: training tips and methods to help in keying in to
your dog so you both get there at the same time (more).
Let them smell the "roses"-getting the most out of your dog walk: Taking the time to
allow your dog to sniff adequately makes all the difference for a satisfying dog walk
How to walk the city dog: making sure your dog gets enough time to sniff around is
just the beginning, watch for yanking and head halters (more.)
What to do when your dog becomes afraid of the walker: Sometimes caring for
your pet means hiring pet sitters and dog walkers. With all your best efforts there may
be times when the walking or sitting did not go as you or your dog would have liked,
what to do next (more).
Winter proofing the city dog: Baby, it gets cold outside. Learn how to keep your dog
warm and safe (more).
Know what heatstroke looks like in a dog and how to help: (more).
Dogs communicate visually with humans: through the process of domestication and
evolution our dogs have developed visual communication to sync with our own (more).
For my Daisy: She gave so much more than I can ever pay back. Some words on how
much I love her and why (more).