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 (more).
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 how (more).
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 (more).
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 that (more).
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
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
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
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 TV (more).
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 (more).
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).