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Predictive Detective Work

Predictive Detective Work

I often hear my clients say they don’t understand why their dog is doing this or that, or that there’s no reason or cause for the behavior at all. But of course, there is always a cause for a dog to behave in a certain way, no matter how perplexing it may ...

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.

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The Escape Artist Dog

The Escape Artist Dog

By Beth Napolitano

According to PAWS (2019), we are justified in worrying about our dogs’ safety when we are out with them in public places: “Escaping is a serious problem for both you and your dog, as it can have tragic ...

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

By Alicia Obando

According to Tzivian et al. (2015), the loss of a pet may be “very stressful to the owner, whether these deaths were caused by euthanasia, accident, or by the progress of illness. The longer one has a pet, ...

Helping Pet Families in Need

Helping Pet Families in Need

By Alicia Obando

I had become quite familiar and active with the pet care and rescue organizations around my city of Chicago, Illinois. I saw that there were lots of organizations helping find homes for ...

Humane Education

Humane Education

By Stephanie Peters

Humane programs that incorporate animal interaction have a profound capacity to help students on a personal level. Angel Banuelos-Price is a fifth grade teacher at Boone Middle School and ...

The “Ouch” You’ll Never Hear

The “Ouch” You’ll Never Hear

By Andrea Carne

...according to Bahr (2017), up until recently “it was thought cats did not experience pain at all, based purely on the fact that they tend not to show it.” In my opinion, it is safe to assume ...

A Better Awareness of Overarousal

A Better Awareness of Overarousal

By Anna Bradley

When mentioning “arousal” or “overarousal,” dog owners may have some idea as to their definition, but in my experience the consensus seems to be that the terms generally refer to negative ...

Busting the Muzzle Myth

Busting the Muzzle Myth

By Rachel Brix

Walking the busy streets of our small tourist town with my dog, the looks on people's faces range from confusion, to disgust, to laughter, to disapproval, to openmouthed, wide-eyed shock. The ...

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