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What Makes a Good Temperament?

What Makes a Good Temperament?

It is a common misconception that “All a dog needs is love” or “It’s how you raise them” to increase the chances – or even “guarantee” – a dog will have a good temperament. And although these things are very important, there are a lot more factors that affect how a dog will behave at ...

Understanding, Identifying, and Coping with Canine Stress

Understanding, Identifying, and Coping with Canine Stress

Just like us, our dogs can and do experience stress. And just as stress can make us feel afraid, hyper, edgy, or irritable, it can do the same to our dogs.

As a pet behavior consultant, I have observed that most behavior problems with pets, especially the more serious, such as ...

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From Zero to Hero

From Zero to Hero

By Ariel Baber

A lot of people may get annoyed when a dog wakes them up, particularly if they are woken up by him pawing at their chest and licking their face. To be honest, I’m no different. I had no idea ...

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 boxer was tied up outside a shop, and a woman went right up to him, got in his face, like ...

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 reacts emotionally to his world that, in general, the best/most appropriate emotional ...

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 whining and crying in his crate, so her husband used a shock collar to keep him quiet. Things ...

Addressing Aggression,  the Force-Free Way

Addressing Aggression, the Force-Free Way

By Diane Garrod

Reactivity is by no means necessarily an intent to do harm; the dog who hides shivering behind her owner or the dog who lashes out with growling and lunging are both experiencing the same ...

A Better Dog-Human Understanding

A Better Dog-Human Understanding

By Susan Nilson

We may assume that a free-ranging dog lives unhappily without a human family. In some instances, this may be the case. But we also need to remember that free-ranging dogs have a lot of freedom ...

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. ...

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