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The Impact of Canine DNA Testing: Mapping the Future

The Impact of Canine DNA Testing: Mapping the Future

  In May 2016, Embark launched its comprehensive pet genetic test in partnership with the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. According to Embark’s website, the test will track “over 200,000 genetic markers, offering ancestry analysis as well as an extensive ...
I Pushed My Friend off the Sofa! Whoops… [How to deal with undesirable guest/animal interactions]

I Pushed My Friend off the Sofa! Whoops… [How to deal with undesirable guest/animal interactions]

By Ryan Cartlidge   I’m not proud of it, but recently I pushed a friend – who was staying at our house – off our sofa! Find out why below (as well as how to avoid doing it ...
­­Compulsive Eating in Dogs

­­Compulsive Eating in Dogs

By Maureen Tay   Also known as compulsive eating disorder, compulsive eating is a disorder where a dog tends to eat everything - from food items to non-food items. The specific ...

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Finding the Upside of a Pandemic

In what seems like the blink of an eye the COVID-19 pandemic changed the whole world, and has hit the dog service industry particularly hard. There certainly are a lot of things on the downside, but I am finding some very nice things on the upside too. They just require some searching and ...

Phoenix Blog Competition: Where Hope Lives

By Heddie Leger Hope comes in many ways, shapes and forms. We are encouraged in life to never give up Hope. It was a rainy stormy day. A medium sized, white dog was spotted wandering the school yard going from door to door. Every once in while she could be seen sitting by a certain door. ...

PPG Summit 2020 Sessions: Foundation Training Skills to Prepare Dogs for Future Learning After Adoption

BARKS presents session details from PPG's 2020 Summit and Workshops in Phoenix, Arizona Session Details: Presenter: Emily Larlham Session Title: Foundation Training Skills to Prepare Dogs for Future Learning After Adoption Session Type: Arizona Humane Society Workshop (1.5 Hours) When ...

BARKS Podcast with Coleen Ellis of Coleen Rocks: May 8, 2020

Join Niki Tudge as she hosts Coleen Ellis from Coleen Rocks to talk about how to get your business “Future Ready.” Listen to Podcast here on a choice of platforms. Or simply click 'Play' below.   Ready to be inspired and energized? In this interactive dynamic discussion you will learn ...

Tell Us What You Really Think

By Susan Nilson and Angelica Steinker  Amongst dog trainers and enthusiasts, Dr. Gregory Berns is probably best known for his pioneering work that specializes in the use of brain imaging technologies to gain a greater understanding of canine motivation and decision-making. For the last ...

Goals in Dog Training: Outcome or Behavior – Which Do You Control?

By Niki Tudge One of the most common mistakes we see dog training professionals make is to try to impart their goals upon their clients. For example, you may feel that pet dogs should behave in a certain way, have specific skills, do certain tasks or not do other things such as climb on ...

PPG Summit 2020 Sessions: Tell Me Who You Are – Understanding the Individual Dog

BARKS presents session details from PPG's 2020 Summit and Workshops in Phoenix, Arizona Session Details: Presenter: Suzanne Clothier Session Title: Tell Me Who You Are - Understanding the Individual Dog Session Type:Lecture/LAB - 8 handler/dog teams (1.5 Hours) Each dog presents a unique ...

Phoenix Blog Competition: Mookie’s Tale

By Kim Geisert The gray and white male pit bull was covered in blood. It was flowing down his face, running from the punctures in his forelegs and neck, and streaming from where the tip of his ear had been severed. He limped toward me, but was otherwise unexpectedly calm, considering the ...

BARKS Podcast with Dr. Zazie Todd of Companion Animal Psychology: April 28, 2020

Niki Tudge chats to Dr. Zazie Todd about her new book, Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy. Dr. Todd is well-known among pet professionals for her blog Companion Animal Psychology, but she is also a featured blogger on Psychology Today. Listen to Podcast here on a choice of ...