Monday, June 18, 2018

Behavioral Changes In Senior Animals

“What kind of behavioral changes should I expect from my senior dog/cat?” This is a question I rarely hear, but it is one I...

A Tired Dog Is A Good Dog

Exercise, we all know, is fundamental to good health. For dogs and humans alike, slothful ways lead to, at best, diminished well-being and poor...

The Wonder of Boo Boo

Quirky and fearless, this Patterdale terrier will steal your heart (or, if you aren’t careful, your stick!) If you’ve ever been near the top of...

Yes, You Can Pet My Dog

For over a century, we have taught our children to extend their hands out, so the dog can smell them before they pet. Only...

Patch: Opening the Door to a Whole New World

Patch the yellow lab has been on the job for just a year, but he’s already made himself indispensible, and not for the reasons...

Training Tips

Assess Your Puppy Readiness Puppies are great. They spread joy, provide endless entertainment, and most could win cuteness contests all day long just by...

Oh No, I Taught My Dog …

We never intend to teach our dogs to be wild animals, but somehow it happens. You bring home this cute little puppy, and when...

Anticipation—When it works, when it doesn’t

We have all seen it in our dogs. The dog who bounces about when a visitor comes, barks when headed to the dog park,...

Does Your Dog Know Where Home Is?

So, what do you think? Does your dog know where home is? The answer is both yes and no. I hear dog owners say all...

Like Cats & Dogs

We all know or have seen examples of cats and dogs living together in harmony—or, in some cases, observing an extended cease-fire. Still, many...