Sunday, August 19, 2018

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...
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...
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...

Three Keys to Having a Good Dog

Raising a good dog or rescuing a dog—it all starts on day one. It is important to set up the rules and boundaries right...
Mixed Pit Bull Breed Being Trained

Taming the Tooth Monster

By Lori Wainio-Carman, VSPDT Does your dog take its treats too seriously? In other words, does it manage to scrape your hands painfully when it grabs...

Canine Freestyle

Ready to tango with your terrier? Do the mambo with your mutt? Canine Freestyle is, in essence, dog training set to music—with a heaping...

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...

Size Matters!

Your Chihuahua may love Boxers and your Rottie mix may adore Dachshunds, but when little and big play together, keep close watch. Big dogs...