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Winter Hiking Tips for You and Your Dog

Winter is here, but that doesn't mean you and your dog need to stay inside. A dog needs both physical and mental daily exercise. Hiking with your dog in the winter can be a lot of fun. But, before you walk out the front door with your dog in ...

Getting Started with Touch Cues

By Debbie Bauer
There are two types of touch cues - these are cues that you give to your dog by touching various parts of his body in different ways, to mean different things.  If your dog can't see or hear you ...

Getting Scientific about Dominance

By Don Hanson What we know about the science of canine behavior and dog training is continually evolving. As such, every year I like to select a new book to recommend to my students, my staff, area veterinarians, ...

Give New Pets Time to Adjust

Getting a new pet is exciting and family members may feel eager to get started with all the fun they have imagined having with their new addition. That is certainly how I felt about every new animal which I took into my care over the ...

Portland Blog Competition: Redirecting Aggressive Behavior

By Dr. Lynn Bahr

As cat lovers, we’ve all been scratched at least once. But why do some cats play so rough when others never scratch or bite?

Cats, by their very nature, are ferocious hunters. ...

Variety Is the Spice of Life

By Danette Johnston When I opened a dog day care 19 years ago, I did so because I had been working a shelter and noticed that the majority of the dogs in the shelter were there because they were not getting enough ...

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