Dog Blog

Nov
10
"How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?" That classic line by Pink Floyd can send you flashing back to lava lamps and laser light shows but it is not only a great example of classic rock, it is a classic example of what behaviorist call Premack's Principal. It... + read more
Oct
18
As a dog owner, I'm sure you have been in the situation where your dog had to meet another dog he didn't know.  If you haven't yet, you will. Whether you're having a friend and their dog over for a BBQ or you happen to run across a new dog on a hike, there are some... + read more
Oct
12
In a perfect world, you would never call your dog and have him not come! Many of you may dream of the day you can take your dogs out into the world and let them off-leash. While enjoying your dogs' company off-leash is a great notion, it comes at price; that price being your time and... + read more
Sep
17
Many dogs have very strong feelings about car rides.  Some dogs get so excited to be in a car, they can't stand themselves. They may pant excessively with great anticipation (secretly hoping to be driven to the dog park or to a hiking trail),  whine with excitement, jump from the... + read more
Sep
05
I, for one, can relate to that feeling you get when you see a cute little puppy in the window, or  a dog up for adoption at your local shelter. You find yourself envisioning him or her accompanying you on a hike or playing fetch with you in the ocean or simply curling up on your lap. Thoughts... + read more
Aug
15
The word "yes" and the word "no" are kind of funny. They both have very clear messages but with very different associations. "Yes" usually has a positive association and carries good feelings like allowance, indulgence and permission. "No" usually has... + read more
Jul
30
Instinctively, as humans, we know the importance of socialization for the sake of maintaining our own sanity. If we've been cooped up in the house for too long, we feel the need to get out in the world. Actually, even after going to work or school for 8 hours a day, we still feel the need to do... + read more
Jun
07
Anyone with a dog has most likely experienced getting their fingers skinned while giving their dog a treat. So what should you do about it? Well for starters, watch your energy level and tone of voice while offering the treat. If you promote that you are offering something tasty with a high pitched... + read more
Apr
06
Anyone that knows me knows that my dogs eat about as well as a dog can eat. Their vegetation is organic and their meat is clean (free of antibiotics, hormones, etc.). I feed them what is commonly known as the BARF diet, or bones and raw food. In a nutshell, my dogs are rarely sick, don't have... + read more
Apr
01
Be it vitamins, herbs or medication, the time will come to give your dog a pill. Believe me, it can be tricky. Some of you have tried wrapping a piece of meat around the pill or stuffing it into a bite of hot dog before feeding it to your dog. What you may have found is that your clever dog... + read more

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