Dogs are not human. They do not learn in exactly the same way that we learn, nor do they think in exactly the same way as we think. Here, we consider how dogs think, and how they learn. By observing our dogs and expanding our knowledge of their behavior, we can better communicate with them and forge a strong and lasting bond.
Why do dogs jump on people? Is it because of dominance or simple playfulness? In this article, we explore why dogs jump, and what are some common methods to stop our dog from jumping on us and on others.
Is dog dominance real, or a myth? Does dominance cause most bad dog behaviors? How do we deal with a dominant dog? We consider dog dominance – what is fact and what is fiction.
Puppy obedience training can be a challenge because puppies have hyper energy and short attention spans. We deal with the 3 key elements of puppy obedience training – how to communicate with puppy, how to encourage good behaviors, and how to stop bad behaviors.
Sometimes, it seems that our dog suddenly gets aggressive over his food and toys. Why does a dog show aggression with food, but is calm and loving otherwise? We consider why dogs get aggressive over food and toys, as well as how we can discourage this behavior through management and retraining.
Dogs eat poop because of stress, nutritional imbalance, boredom, or simply because they enjoy the taste. Feces from other animals may contain worms, intestinal parasites, and more that may be harmful to our dogs. Here, we consider some useful methods for stopping our dog from eating poop.
Oct 2012 – Nov 2012
I spent a good chunk of Thanksgiving week working on a new fantasy dog calendar for 2013. We took a lot of photos this year, so it was difficult to pick which ones to use. Plus I wanted to make sure that every dog got their featured time in the sun. Otherwise, there would be […]