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...
THE GOOD SOUL hero dogs

Dogs Hero : The Good Soul

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...
Te fve must-have behaviors for any teaching dog

The Five 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...
Science Confirms That Dogs Can Recognize A Bad Person

Roles for Teaching Dogs: Safe Socializers

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...
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...