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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 ...

10 Reasons Why the Holidays Might Not Be So Full of Festive Cheer for Your Pet

It's nearly Christmas, traditionally the time of year when we look forward to enjoying lots of yummy food, time with our friends and family, hopefully a break from work and of course - pressies! Lots of us also think about involving our dogs ...

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