Behavior

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. Read more

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. Read more

Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

Although the thought of this activity is nauseating, there is actually one stage in a pet’s life when coprophagia is expected. Read more

THE BELLY BUTTON RULE

Until a dog has the skills to come into contact with the things that cause them to react negatively, don’t risk them getting in over their heads. Read more

The Behavior Sandwich

People often think of a dog’s behavior in much the same way as they think about a sandwich. It’s usually the meat in the middle that they are most concerned with. But behavior, like a sandwich has more going on than just the filling. What’s around the filling can matter a lot. Read more

Preparing Your Pup for a New Baby

While bringing home a newborn baby is an exciting time in any family’s life, many parents may be concerned about their pets sharing this same enthusiasm.

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Understanding the Foundation of Fear in Dogs

Understanding the physiological effects of fear on a dog’s autonomic nervous system (ANS) is not just a bunch of big words tossed out to make me feel smart. Truth be told, it’s sentences like that that make me grateful for spell check. Read more

Should I Get Another Dog to Help My Fearful Dog?

It’s not uncommon for people who are living with a dog who is afraid of people or new environments to wonder if getting another dog would be helpful. It’s a generous thought but there are many potential pitfalls to take into consideration before making that leap. Read more

Tread Lightly

There seems to be a rash of redemption videos making the rounds online. Dogs who once were fearful are transformed into confident, huggable dogs by the deft handling and/or love of their savior. Read more

The Economy of Incentives and the Surprising Science of Motivation

“It has already been demonstrated that an essential element of organizations is the willingness of persons to contribute their individual efforts to the cooperative system…the contributions of personal efforts which constitute the energies of organizations are yielded because of incentives. Read more

Energy Wise

‘The Power Of Intent’ by Dr. Wayne Dwyer was being aired on PBS, though I’d listened to it on CD I decided that the message of his presentation was worth hearing again and so stayed awake to watch it. Read more

Don't Take My Lead On This One

Sunny came to us a dog with no skills for interacting comfortably with people. That was obvious, but what wasn’t obvious to me at the time was that being in a house was also a horrifying experience for him as well. Read more

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