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Why To Muzzle-Train the Gentlest Dog

WHY TO MUZZLE-TRAIN THE GENTLEST DOG

I wrote this post in June 2020, before Zani was diagnosed with cancer and passed away three months later. I'm leaving it in the present...

Using Sound Apps for Desensitization & Counterconditioning for Dogs

USING SOUND APPS FOR DESENSITIZATION & COUNTERCONDITIONING FOR DOGS

“What's that noise and where's it coming from?” Dogs' hearing abilities are different from ours-a fact that is frequently and strangely...

 
 
 
6 Ways To Prepare Your Dog for Fireworks Starting TODAY

6 WAYS TO PREPARE YOUR DOG FOR FIREWORKS STARTING TODAY

Is your dog scared of fireworks? Don't wait until New Year's Eve to start worrying about it! You can make a plan and take action now...

Positive and Negative Reinforcement by Jack Michael: A Misconstrued Article

POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT BY JACK MICHAEL: A MISCONSTRUED ARTICLE

Thank you to the readers who helped me with this paper. Any mistakes are my own. Some terminology in behavior science is notoriously...

 
 
 
Impulse Sounds and the Startle Response: Why Some Dogs Fear the Clicker Sound

IMPULSE SOUNDS AND THE STARTLE RESPONSE: WHY SOME DOGS FEAR THE CLICKER SOUND

In 2018, I wrote a post titled “My Dog Is Afraid of the Clicker. What Should I Do?” I told the sad story of how I scared a dog with...

Impulse Sounds and the Startle Response: Why Some Dogs Fear the Clicker Sound

IMPULSE SOUNDS AND THE STARTLE RESPONSE: WHY SOME DOGS FEAR THE CLICKER SOUND

In 2018, I wrote a post titled “My Dog Is Afraid of the Clicker. What Should I Do?” I told the sad story of how I scared a dog with...

 
 
 
A Great Substitute for Canned Spray Cheese for Dog Treats

A GREAT SUBSTITUTE FOR CANNED SPRAY CHEESE FOR DOG TREATS

If the idea of giving junk food to your dog appalls you, don't read this. But I will say that my concoction of goopy stuff is healthier...

In Zani's Honor: Help Your Dog Get Close

IN ZANI'S HONOR: HELP YOUR DOG GET CLOSE

I made a mistake. I did Zani wrong. I'm not looking for reassurance. I'm not down on myself, just very sad. And as usual, I want to...

 
 
 
Goodbye to Zani

GOODBYE TO ZANI

Zani: July 14, 2008 - September 28, 2020 Taken too soon by lymphoma. I am not up to writing about this dear, remarkable dog. Here are...

Create a Custom Quality of Life Scale for Your Dog

CREATE A CUSTOM QUALITY OF LIFE SCALE FOR YOUR DOG

If you create a scale for your dog, please do it in consultation with your vet. I'm providing a simple form on Google Sheets and sharing...

 
 
 
Wipe Your Chin! How My Dog Cleans Up Her Own Drool

WIPE YOUR CHIN! HOW MY DOG CLEANS UP HER OWN DROOL

Clara and Zani sharing the prime part of the couch. Note Zani's droopy mouth on one side. Training husbandry behaviors with positive...

Does Walking Your Dog Up to Something Scary “Cure” Their Fear?

DOES WALKING YOUR DOG UP TO SOMETHING SCARY “CURE” THEIR FEAR?

Animal statues can be pretty scary for dogs Will walking your dog up to something scary make their fear go away? Possibly, if your...

 
 
 
6 Ways to Prepare Your Dog for Fireworks Starting TODAY

6 WAYS TO PREPARE YOUR DOG FOR FIREWORKS STARTING TODAY

Is your dog scared of fireworks? Don't wait until the holiday hits, be it Canada Day or US Independence Day. You can make a plan and...

If Your Dog Is Afraid of Fireworks, See Your Vet Now

IF YOUR DOG IS AFRAID OF FIREWORKS, SEE YOUR VET NOW

What are we here for this time? Every year I post an article about last-minute things you can do to help your dog who is afraid of...

 
 
 
Trump's Ellis Island Award for Being a “Developer” of German Descent

TRUMP'S ELLIS ISLAND AWARD FOR BEING A “DEVELOPER” OF GERMAN DESCENT

This is not the actual medal, but does present the truth about the reason for Trump's award In 1986, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor...

Response Latency in Dog Training: What's Your Dog Telling You?

RESPONSE LATENCY IN DOG TRAINING: WHAT'S YOUR DOG TELLING YOU?

This is during a period of high response latency What happens when you ask your dog to do something they don't care for? We are not...

 
 
 
Space Invaders: How Humans Pressure Dogs & Other Animals

SPACE INVADERS: HOW HUMANS PRESSURE DOGS & OTHER ANIMALS

Let's say you are standing at a party, or in your office, or on your front lawn. Someone you vaguely know walks up to you. He walks...

ARE DOGS EVER IRRITATED BY SIGHTS, SOUNDS, OR SMELLS?

That's a serious question on my part, not clickbait. I don't know the answer. And I'm not talking about fear; I'm talking about being...

 
 
 
Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy-A Review

WAG: THE SCIENCE OF MAKING YOUR DOG HAPPY-A REVIEW

I don't know how she did it. How could anyone write a book so comprehensive, so authoritative, and so readable all at once? I was privileged...

Lower the Pressure! Adapting Play for a Sensitive Dog

LOWER THE PRESSURE! ADAPTING PLAY FOR A SENSITIVE DOG

Zani has always loved those toy snakes Play between a human and a canine is a magical thing. I've always loved to play with my dogs,...

 
 
 



DogMag one of the best places for learning about dogs

DogMag has great information about dogs care and training, not to mention the best stories ever about dogs. The Designer Breed Registry looks forward to checking DogMag out... Read more ...

Miniature Pinscher: Guide to a Clever & Energetic Breed

The miniature pinscher or Min Pin originated in Germany. This lively breed's sharp senses make him a good watchdog and barnyard rat hunter. A Min Pin is a great candidate for... Read more ...

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Profile: A Smart, Devoted Breed

The Dandie Dinmont terrier is named after a character in a novel by Sir Walter Scott who owned a similar-looking dog. This dog breed thrives on love and attention from his pet... Read more ...

25 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week

25 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week

"I love when cats just straight up loaf with no limbs to be found :)" Read more ...

The Charming Documentary Where Truffle-Hunting Dogs Are The Stars

The Charming Documentary Where Truffle-Hunting Dogs Are The Stars

Directors Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw embedded themselves among enigmatic Italian practitioners to make "The Truffle Hunters." Read more ...

Graduate Team - Sherry and Shani

Graduate Team - Sherry and Shani

Meet Home Training Graduate Sherry Graduate Team : Sherry and Shani About the Team: Shani, a female yellow Labrador, is Sherry's 1st Guiding Eyes dog and 6th guide... Read more ...

Kind Strangers Save 160-Pound Dog After Tragic Hit-And-Run

Kind Strangers Save 160-Pound Dog After Tragic Hit-And-Run

Not all heroes wear capes. While some families might turn away at the sight of tragedy, one couple turned toward it and saved the day. Merlin, the 160-pound Irish Wolfhound... Read more ...

Puppy With 6 Legs And Extra Organs Is Thriving Despite All Odds

Puppy With 6 Legs And Extra Organs Is Thriving Despite All Odds

Skipper acts just like your average puppy, but the newborn canine doesn't look the way you'd expect. That's because the 11-ounce Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix has six... Read more ...

Wobbly Rescue Pup Will Hop His Way Into Your Heart

Wobbly Rescue Pup Will Hop His Way Into Your Heart

If you've never seen Morty the special needs Chihuahua before, your heart is about to melt. This tiny, one-eyed rescue pup has been through a lot in his life. But nothing will... Read more ...

Missing Emotional Support Frenchie Found Over 500 Miles Away From Home

Missing Emotional Support Frenchie Found Over 500 Miles Away From Home

When Brody the French Bulldog wandered out of his home in the Bay Area of California on February 3rd, his family worried they might never find him again. Brody acts as an... Read more ...

Dog Groomer Arraigned After Horrific Video Shows Him Abusing Poodle

Dog Groomer Arraigned After Horrific Video Shows Him Abusing Poodle

WARNING: Video, screenshots, and content might be sensitive to some readers. Amid an animal abuse case, you can always count on dog lovers to fight for justice. So, when a... Read more ...