Behavior

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. Read more

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. Read more

An Interview With Ian Dunbar

John Bell Young interviews world renowned dog trainer, behaviorist, lecturer, and author Dr. Ian Dunbar. Read more

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



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