Science Confirms That Dogs Can Recognize A Bad Person
In 1998, I found a dog who wagged his long tail so hard it split open. Even that didn’t stop him from wagging, so the wound never healed. Bandages were no match. Eventually, the untenable tail had to be partially amputated to avoid infection. Even afterward, the...
Talking To Your Pets Isn’t Crazy, It’s A Sign Of Social Intelligence
I admit it: I talk to my dog. I even have a different voice for each one. My non-animal friends think it’s silly and more than a little crazy to carry on these one-sided conversations. But Nicholas Epley, professor of behavioral science at the University of...
How to Know That Your Dog Is in Heat
If your pet is a dog, you must be prepared to handle certain times when it will manifest the need to reproduce. It is therefore important to know how to recognize these periods and when they will be triggered, to be able to manage certain changes of...
Science Confirms That Dogs Can Recognize A Bad Person
Socializing a boisterous puppyWhat about the puppy who is dominating the playgroup or escalates corrections and quickly becomes over-stimulated, spinning into a blaze of frenetic puppy energy? Many times, a puppy like this throws the group off by going over...
Te fve must-have behaviors for any teaching dog
With time and practice, your teaching dog will likely amass animpressive repertoire of cues, tricks and behaviors under stimuluscontrol. But everyone has to begin somewhere! And when you areworking with a new teaching dog, it’s imperative that he has a goodgrasp of at least these fve behaviors.