The Inefficacy of BSL

The Inefficacy of BSL

By BARKS from the Guild The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) is becoming increasingly alarmed at the number of dogs ...
Stay Safe: Plan Ahead

Stay Safe: Plan Ahead

By Daniel Antolec Anyone working with dogs understands the need for safety, but the member of the family you are ...
Double Your Money: The Hidden  Advantage of Using Food to Train

Double Your Money: The Hidden Advantage of Using Food to Train

By Eileen Anderson We’ve all heard the comments: ‘You’re bribing your dog!’ ‘Training with treats makes dogs fat!’ ...
Our Greatest Teachers

Our Greatest Teachers

By Lara Joseph In my opinion, as trainers, our best teachers are the animals we struggle to find opportunities to ...
Social Relationships in the  Domestic Horse

Social Relationships in the Domestic Horse

By Kathie Gregory Within the daily routine, there are opportunities for horses to meet each other and start the ...
Dogs on the Road

Dogs on the Road

By Diane Garrod Traveling in a home on wheels can be a disaster without thorough planning. Any trip can be a full ...
Friends, Foes or Something in Between?

Friends, Foes or Something in Between?

By Paula Garber Unlike free-roaming cats who self-select their social group, owned cats living in multicat ...

Portland Blog Competition: Tips to Reduce Leash Reactivity

By Michelle Wieser  When a leashed dog barks, pulls or lunges at other dogs (or wildlife, skateboards, kids, ...
Building Bonds That Last

Building Bonds That Last

By Jennifer Shryock Because dog and baby/toddler dynamics are constantly evolving, I would like to suggest that we ...

November 26, 2018: Study Investigates whether Dogs Know when They Are Wrong

New research has investigated the presence of metacognitive abilities in dogs and found that, if dogs know they do ...

Portland Blog Competition: Canine Aggression – The Public Perception

By Hannah Blumenfeld  “Not a nice dog,” says the woman on the sidewalk. Lucy and I had just walked past her, and ...

November 20, 2018: New Video Reveals Secrets of the Feline Tongue

Researchers created 3D scans of cats' tongues to create a video showing how "sharp, tiny cones on cats’ tongues ...