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...
Talking To Your Pets Isn’t Crazy, It’s A Sign Of Social Intelligence

They’re All Dead

As Ana and Dusty and Harley worked their way across the Ground Zero rubble piles, I was still in Hawaii, but hadn’t left the condo since the towers collapsed. Meanwhile, the phones at our tiny Ojai office were ringing off the hook. People were clamoring for...

DOG BREEDS

AFFENPINSCHERDermatological conditionsCanine follicular dysplasia (seasonal flank alopecia)• Reported in a small case series• In this breed, low plasma levels of sex hormones were not considered the cause of the conditionAFGHAN HOUNDCardiovascular conditionsHeart...
THE GOOD SOUL hero dogs
The Ojai Humane Society, my local shelter, answered my prayers with Harley. As a clear demonstration that the universe has a sense of humor, Harley was, of course, another Golden Retriever. Three-of-a-kind breed-wise was actually not that surprising.The Golden...