Saturday, February 23, 2019

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...
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The Best of Dog Times

It’s human nature to get sentimental about the past. When we imagine dogs’ lives 100 years ago, what likely comes to mind are idyllic...

Pups and Pampering at Venus de Fido

Venus de Fido is a one of kind destination for pets and their people, and don’t mess around when it comes to having fun....

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,...

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...

Dog Sports Leagues? Sign Me Up!

Organized dog sports (with a certified professional dog trainer) are a safe and structured way to participate in fun activities with your dog. Did you...

Train Your Dog To Love Wearing Clothes

Let me start out by saying that when I adopt a rescue dog—and I have five of them—I write directly on the adoption papers:...

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...

Kids & pets: They’re Good For Each Other

Research shows that kids who have pets are healthier, more social, and compassionate. I have personally seen dogs give children confidence, motivate their work ethic,...

The Importance of “Leave It!”

The LEAVE IT cue teaches the dog self-control and impulse control. The world is full of unsafe items and situations. How do we teach our...