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 reinforcement (more).
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
reinforcement 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 very much I love her and why (more).