Hero Dogs Duke and the Velcro Dog
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...
Dogs Training Begins
Pluis did not need much convincing to get on board with training shelter dogs to be search dogs. The obsessive prey drive that made the dogs unmanageable in an average family’s living room was exactly what she wanted in a potential search dog. So in early 1996,...
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.
DUSTY GIRL

Dusty Girl

The turnout next to Highway 101 outside Salinas, California, was an odd place to meet a dog. As I slowed to a stop at the turnout, dust curled around my station wagon and drifted lazily away across the expansive Salinas River Valley. It was early afternoon, but...

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...