Could dog bite prevention be as simple as adopting a new mindset?
Are some dogs safe while others are not? A recent study finds this common belief is not spot on.
I've noticed a trend. Not everyone wants someone else's interpretation of the latest canine science study. "I want to see the study's methods myself, how the research was done, and who the subjects were before drawing any conclusions," I see time and again on Facebook...
What really prompts the dog's "guilty" look?
Research finds that sustained eye contact between a dog and its owner causes oxytocin to spike in both—but not so in wolves. What it means remains to be seen
Nostrils. Your dog has them. Two of them actually. And you don't give them any attention, do you? Sure, you might take your dog to the vet when you see gunk coming out of them, but on any given ho-hum day, you're not giving your dog's nostrils a second thought...
“So many places to hide a dead body.” That's what my mom remembers thinking on her first drive cross country during honeymoon number one.
There are many reasons to seek help from a dog trainer, and Cat Warren confronted almost all of them when a new puppy came barreling into her life.
Even from a block away, I could tell the dog was having a Best Day Ever moment. The dog walked with the bounce of newly melted snow, birds chirp-chirping, and a warm breeze pouring new smells from the street’s nooks and crannies...
They have good reason
Why is snow a Very Big Deal for some dogs?
"We would love to tell you that every dog can flourish in every home, but the truth is that, no matter what you do, sometimes a dog and family are not a good fit." ~ Patricia McConnell and Karen London, Love Has No Age Limit: Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home My first dog [...]..
My inbox has changed in the last few years. I still receive work, friend, and family emails, but I increasingly receive dog product and promotional emails, which I've learned to delete as quickly as possible...
A dog rolling over during play is a playful combat tactic, not submission
Do you use play signals when playing with dogs? (Hint: You should.)
It's time to stop buying dog toys
Can't believe so-and-so said that in front of everyone? Is it time for a break from members of your own species? The dogs are here to help.
I've been writing about dog humping for years. Jon Stewart mentioned my first piece, "H*mping: Why Do They Do It?" on air. Fine, it could have had something to do with the dog-friendly workplace at “The Daily Show” being featured in that issue of The Bark magazine, but for some reason, my humping article grabbed [...]..
Observing behavior can be part of loving dogs
The Beagle stopped dead in his tracks. It. Was. Coming. As the fire truck neared, the Beagle held his stance, put his head back, and out came a long, deep howl.