Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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...

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...
Happy dog

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Saving Your Dog from Anxiety

By Valerie Masi, Best Paw Forward One of the toughest dog training problems to solve is anxiety. As a trainer, I can’t sit down and...

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...
Young German pointer dog looking up.

K9 Nose Work

K9 Nose work is a fun, low-key sport that takes advantage of dogs’ amazing sense of smell and their love of having a job...