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Resource Guarding or Rule Setting?

Resource Guarding or Rule Setting?

In my experience, it appears that for dogs, possession is truly 9/10ths of the canine “MINE!” law, i.e. if it’s in your possession, you have the right to retain possession. These seem to be the details of what constitutes “mine” in the dog world:

• You can hold it in your mouth.

The Essence of a Dog: A Free Education from a Free Choice Walk

The Essence of a Dog: A Free Education from a Free Choice Walk

One cold day last spring, snow still clinging to the ground and ceding to the warm sun only on the tips of south-facing hillocks, I decided to do something new. I wouldn’t walk my dogs; nor would I walk with my dogs. I would instead be walked by my dogs. I decided to simply follow my dog ...

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The Durability of “Dominance”

The Durability of “Dominance”

By Anna Bradley

The internet is great because there’s so much knowledge out there, but here’s the caveat – is it always good knowledge? Of course not. Miller (2018) states: “The alpha myth is everywhere. ...

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 sensory overload for a dog with new smells to explore, wildlife to avoid, and evening jaunts ...

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 shift the emphasis from the standard ‘introducing dog to baby’ and focus instead on working ...

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

By Susan McKeon

Before retirement, most greyhounds will not have experienced many of the day-to-day sights, sounds and activities that companion dogs are accustomed to and that we take for granted. It is fair ...

The Challenge of Breed Discrimination

The Challenge of Breed Discrimination

By Kim Iffert

It was finally a beautiful day in Chicago so I grabbed my bag, my leash, a pocket full of treats and tennis ball and set out for a walk. The neighbors were out and it was the perfect opportunity ...

Don’t Believe the Hype

Don’t Believe the Hype

By Eileen Anderson

A typical product description for an electronic fence will say it is safe and simple. Its references to the collar will make it seem like it is comfortable for the dog. It will highlight ...

Dog Speak – The Language of Barking

Dog Speak – The Language of Barking

By Diane Garrod

Barking communication has a very clear progression and purpose. It starts abruptly between two and four weeks of age, with most puppies showing a response as if they are startled by their ...

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