Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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...
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...