Study Says Wolves Have Better Disposition Than Dogs

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A study has found dogs to be kinder and more gentle than domesticated dogs.
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Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking?

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An excellent video from PBS exploring our furry family members’ minds and thoughts. Do they really know what we are thinking?
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Volunteers Needed to Participate in Dog Study

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The objective is to shed light on how owners’ moods influence their pets’ moods and behaviors.
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Amazon UK Bans the Sale of Prong Collars

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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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Introducing Dogs to Cats

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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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AN INTERVIEW WITH VICTORIA STILWELL

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Victoria Stilwell is one of the world’s most recognized and respected dog trainers. She is best known for her role as the star of Animal Planet’s hit TV series It’s Me or the Dog
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10 Pet Safety Tips for the 4th of July

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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

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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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Put A Muzzle On It

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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

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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

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

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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

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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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THE BELLY BUTTON RULE

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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.
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The Behavior Sandwich

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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.




Preparing Your Pup for a New Baby

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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.




Should I Get Another Dog to Help My Fearful Dog?

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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.




Tread Lightly

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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.




Energy Wise

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‘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.




Mechanics Matter

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Most dogs are adaptable enough that they are able to learn despite the quality of our training skills, not because of them. This ability has contributed to making them one of the most successful species on the planet.