Portland Blog Competition: Changing a Dog’s View of the World

By Kathleen Godfrey  As a trainer, my goal is to help to help both dogs and their guardians have the best ...
Giving Dogs Choices

Giving Dogs Choices

By Stephanie Peters Many of the parents who invite me into their homes are swimming in a sea of misinformation, ...
Feline Behavior Unmasked: Wakefulness, Whisker  Fatigue, and Water

Feline Behavior Unmasked: Wakefulness, Whisker Fatigue, and Water

By Paula Garber and Tabitha Kucera  Cats’ whiskers are very sensitive because they are filled with sensory ...
The Journey of a Crossover Trainer

The Journey of a Crossover Trainer

By Nichola Marshall  My dogs are livestock guardian dogs and some people will tell you that they cannot be trained ...
Canine Aggression: The Public Perception

Canine Aggression: The Public Perception

By Hannah Blumenfeld I have spent a lot of time watching how people interact with dogs they don't know. A handsome ...
Putting the Social  in Socialization

Putting the Social in Socialization

By Anna Bradley The goal of puppy socialization is to “convince the amygdala, that part of the puppy’s brain that ...
Helping Owners, Helping Dogs

Helping Owners, Helping Dogs

By Veronica Sanchez How many times have you nearly walked right into a tree while training a dog? Multitasking is ...
Lessons from Bogie

Lessons from Bogie

By Shannon Finch Later, my client told me what had happened that weekend. They had had guests, and Bogie had been ...

February 28, 2019: Alberta Veterinarians Vote to Ban Unnecessary Surgical Procedures

Members of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) have voted to ban all unnecessary surgeries on pets, ...

February 27, 2019: California Assemblymaker Introduces Bill to Ban Declawing in Cats

California Assemblymaker Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has introduced a bill seeking to ban the declawing procedure in ...

Februrary 22, 2019: BC SPCA Urges Dog Owners Not to Use Shock Collars

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BCSPCA) in Canada is urging dog owners to ...

Portland Blog Competition: Conflict vs. Cooperation

By Marie Selarque  At the time of writing, Bix was almost 8 months old and was staying with me for board and ...