15 Ways NOT to Correct Your Dog

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Sometimes, I could just sit down and cry, or maybe just fly into a total homicidal rage, when people tell me about “correction” techniques that are guaranteed to work, but that are unspeakably cruel.

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5 Things You Should Know About How Dogs Interpret Human Body Language

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In Do Dogs Ever Bite for No Reason? I talked quite a bit about canine body language and the importance of knowing how to interpret it, and also mentioned the importance of watching one’s own body language

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The Right Bones and Chews for Your Dog

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Before we go any further, let me say that I don’t allow Janice and Leroy to have bones. Dr. Steve backs me up on this, as he believes that no bones are truly safe for dogs, especially dogs of large breeds

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19 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Dog Walker (Video)

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I was thinking back recently to my days in the call center – I told you a bit about the experience in Veterinarians, Vet Techs, and Job Burnout. In some ways, it was the best job in the world – I worked

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5 Fun Ways to Build Recall Behavior

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Debbie, my friend from the dog park, is waging two battles with her Beagle, Chuck. I told you about the battle of the bulge in Step Away From the Dish, Doggie, You Are Way Too Fat! and I’m happy to report

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How to Adopt a Rescue Dog

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You know I’m always telling you guys stories, right? Well, this one (which I’ll tell you in a minute) came to mind after writing my last post, Breed Stereotyping – Why It’s Harmful, and Why We

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17 Things You Need to Know Before Putting Your Dog on a Plane

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I’ve talked about transporting dogs by air before, in Flying the Pet Friendly Skies, which was kind of a brief rundown of how dogs are handled when they travel on planes as baggage or cargo. So why am

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Breed Stereotyping – Why It’s Harmful, and Why We Need to Fight It

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Recently, in 3 Keys to Finding the Right Dog Park, I told you about my Canadian friend, Danielle, and her American Stafford shire, Reggie. Danielle and Reggie were forced to leave the dog park they’ve

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Introduction to Hunting with Dogs

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Sometimes, people who know how fond I am of animals are surprised to learn that I hunt. “That doesn’t seem like the kind of sport that would appeal to you,” they say. Well, I don’t really consider

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5 Heroic Dogs Who Made the Hall of Fame

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Have you ever wondered if your dog would protect you in a life-threatening or health-threatening situation? I wonder about my two sometimes. I mean, I know that Janice and Leroy love me, but if something

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