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August 20, 2019

Most of the 83 million dogs owned in the United States are peaceful, friendly animals that are viewed as loving, non-threatening family members. However, just like many common household implements, such as knives and scissors, which are usually safely used, but sometim...

May 21, 2019

  

"They fight like dogs and cats!" is a statement which expresses the universal belief that there is something about cats which brings out aggressive behavior in dogs. The problem is that nobody knows what that "something" is.

Of course, there is one situation...

May 14, 2019

  

Should we be prescribing dogs instead of Prozac or Valium to treat stress in children?

The school bus dropped my granddaughter off at my  home. From the way that she clomped up the stairs, with her head hung low I knew that she had had a bad day at school. Childr...

Do our four-legged friends really see in black and white and what does it actually mean when they're wagging their tails? Do you think you know everything about your canine companion? Think again! Check out these surprising facts about dogs. 

  

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May 4, 2019

I remember listening to a lecture delivered by a clinical psychologist about how to cure a person's fear of dogs (technically called cynophobia). During the question period that followed, a person from the audience asked, "Isn't the problem complicated by the reactions...

March 24, 2019

This article by Annette Dimitroff, a dog owner living in Vancouver, is in response to the recent plea by the BCSPCA for people to stop using shock collars. The animal welfare agency says short or long-term use of the electronic or e-collars, that deliver an electrostat...

March 3, 2019

  

The fires moved fast and burned hot. In the end, all that was left of many houses were piles of ash and twisted metal pipes. Even porcelain sinks and toilets were incinerated in the flames. The devastation was swift, and it was total. But thanks to a courageous...

February 14, 2019

Humans obviously teach other humans the vocal sounds that we call words. Dogs also use a broad range of sounds to communicate. Some of these canine sounds are inborn and seem to be universal across all dogs, regardless of their breed or geographic location, however som...

February 8, 2019

It is hard to love a dog who has bitten you, or your child, or a visiting friend. A number of studies have shown that aggression in a pet dog is one of the top three reasons for getting rid of it. Aggressive dogs are difficult to rehabilitate and dangerous to keep arou...

September 16, 2018

The next time you wave off a request from a friend or family member for the last cookie on the plate and decide to eat it yourself, you should check to see if your dog is watching. Your actions may well affect your dog's opinion of you and your personality, at least as...

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