Amazon UK Bans the Sale of Prong Collars

4.9.14 - Ban Prong Collars

To the people who say, “My dog has never been hurt on this, and it’s the only way he can learn self-control,” answer this question: would you use a prong collar on your children to teach them self-control?
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Untrained Dog Saves Child Life by Acting as Hypo Alert Dog

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The dog spent much of that night behaving unusually, trying to grab anyone’s attention, and hoping to lead them to the child in need.
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Colorado’s Dog Protection Act is the First in US

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The legislation will require sheriff and police departments to offer three-hour online courses for how to recognize and understand dog behaviors, as well as use non-lethal methods to control them when necessary.
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Humane Ways to Teach Your Dog to Walk Nicely on Leash

Relaxed Leash

When a dog pulls excessively on leash, it is unpleasant for both the dog and the person walking him. Many people resort to yanking on their dogs, using pinch or choke collars, or stopping every few feet hoping for something to change.
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Introducing Dogs to Cats


Many dogs and cats coexist peacefully and happily together, and great friendships can develop between them. Here are some helpful tips to follow when introducing a dog and cat to each other.
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Separating Emotion, When Is It Time? Expert Advice About Retiring Your Dog From Agility

Doug Calhoun

Agility enthusiasts are well aware of the rush you can get from seeing a dog run its fastest, jump its highest, and pit speed against the outer boundaries of control.
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You Can Help Move Oregon “Tethering Bill” Into Law

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If you live in Oregon, today is a good day to reach out to your state Senators. Today is the day they are voting on limiting how long a dog can be chained in one place or left exposed to the elements.
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Diet and Your Pet’s Food


Being an animal behaviorist for dogs and cats, I have seen “higher-quality” pet foods I had recommended fizzle in quality while increasing in price.
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Dognition Helps You Understand How Your Furbuddy Thinks

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Find out how your dog solves problems with Dognition
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Chinese City Uses Dogs as Earthquake Alarms


Chinese city Nanchang reports barking of dogs held together as living earthquake alarm.
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Breed Specific Legislation and Alpha Dog Mythology


Touting the concept that dogs are inclined to seek a higher status in their relationships with people, including displaying aggression to do it, is scary.
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10 Pet Safety Tips for the 4th of July


The 4th of July can be one of the most dangerous days of the year for pets.
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Lost Cats and Dogs: Your Pets Versus 4th of July Fireworks


Do you know what day is historically the busiest day of the year in animal shelters all across the country? It’s the FIFTH of July.
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The Power of the Positive: Train Humane

Poodle Dave & Suz

It is amazing what joy and compassion, consistency and structure will bring to dogs. They blossom.
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An Interview with Sarah Wilson


Sarah Wilson’s mission is to help people help their dogs.
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Put A Muzzle On It


In the contest of who dislikes the thought of putting a muzzle on my dog, I’d come in a close second to the dog who has to wear it.
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Living In The Moment


Of all of the silly things I hear in regard to dog behavior the proclamation that ‘dogs live in the moment’ perhaps takes the cake.
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An Interview With Ian Dunbar


John Bell Young interviews world renowned dog trainer, behaviorist, lecturer, and author Dr. Ian Dunbar.
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Canine Culture: The Experts Speak


An unprecedented series of in-depth interviews with the world’s best trainers and behaviorists offers invaluable insight for any pet owner interested in fostering a stronger relationship with their dog.
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Fearful Dog Talk


I have had the opportunity to chat with a variety of radio and podcast hosts about the topic nearest and dearest to my heart.
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