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  • Cat n’ Dog Poo Can Be Green Too!

    How to Safely Compost and Recycle Pet Waste What better time than now – when the pace of life is slower for many of us – to take steps that will lighten your pet’s carbon paw print to barely visible?  Use the flow chart below to choose a way to recycle pet poo that’s customized […] More

  • Protect Your Dog from Hawks and Other Birds of Prey

    Protect Your Dog from Hawks and Other Birds of Prey

    Hawks, owls and other raptors (birds of prey) don’t know the difference between a pet dog and, say, a rabbit or a rat. To them, they’re all on the menu. Learn how to keep you dog out of their talons and safely on the ground. While hawks and other raptor attacks on humans are quite […] More

  • The Human-Animal Bond: Use Technology to Maintain Social Connection

    The Human-Animal Bond: Use Technology to Maintain Social Connection

    Maintaining social connections is important for both our own and our dogs’ mental well-being. While we may not be able to give those who live outside our home a physical hug during this time, we can give them virtual hugs via apps such as FaceTime, Skype, Meet, or Zoom. Studies show that dogs can see what […] More

  • The Human-Animal Bond: Dogs at Home

    The Human-Animal Bond: Dogs at Home

    Being home-bound is a good time to address issues your dog may have, discover more about his/her personality and indulge in sniffing walks. • If your dog has separation anxiety, this is a good time to work on it. Separation anxiety, which is similar to a human panic attack, physically affects many dogs. While work […] More

  • Sportscasters Turn Talents To Dogs

    Karen B. London, PhD, is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Professional Dog Trainer who specializes in working with dogs with serious behavioral problems, including aggression. She has authored five books on canine training and behavior. Original Source link More

  • The Human-Animal Bond: Easing Anxiety for Our Dogs & Ourselves

    The Human-Animal Bond: Easing Anxiety for Our Dogs & Ourselves

    Check your smartphone, turn on the radio, turn on television and you are bombarded with warnings to “socially distance” yourself from others to slow the spread of Covid-19, a serious novel coronavirus. A more precise instruction would be to practice physical distancing. Physical distancing and hygiene are imperative to getting our lives back to a […] More

  • Dogs Are Among The Heroes Of This Moment

    Dogs Are Among The Heroes Of This Moment

    With the anxiety of the coronavirus weighing on the world, it is no surprise that animals are bringing more cheer to people than chocolate and wine combined. Okay, I don’t have any data that actually show that, but I’m a chocoholic with a broad circle of wine-loving friends and we all believe it to be […] More

  • At Home With Your Dog Courtesy of Coronavirus?

    At Home With Your Dog Courtesy of Coronavirus?

    Karen B. London, PhD, is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Professional Dog Trainer who specializes in working with dogs with serious behavioral problems, including aggression. She has authored five books on canine training and behavior. Original Source link More

  • Emotional Support Animals Can Endanger the Public

    Emotional Support Animals Can Endanger the Public

    In 2017, Marlin Jackson boarded a cross-country flight. When he got to his row, another passenger was already in the middle seat with an emotional support dog in his lap. According to Mr. Jackson’s attorney, “The approximately 50-pound dog growled at Mr. Jackson soon after he took his seat…and continued as Mr. Jackson attempted to […] More

  • 8 Time Saving Ideas For Dog Guardians

    8 Time Saving Ideas For Dog Guardians

    It’s easy to love all the time that you spend with your dog, but that doesn’t apply to all the time you spend on your dog. Just as human kids do, dogs require an investment of time into mundane tasks. Minimizing the time we sink into some of the necessary parts of being dog guardians […] More

  • How to Find a Reliable Dog Walker

    How to Find a Reliable Dog Walker

    Every dog needs their daily walks to stay happy and healthy. However, your schedule may not allow you to exercise your dog as much as you’d want to, and you may feel guilty about it. The best solution for your pup is to use a professional dog walker. If you are wondering why you should […] More

  • Puppy Doesn’t Want to Walk Outside

    Puppy Doesn’t Want to Walk Outside

    Dear Bark: Why doesn’t my puppy like walks? About two months ago, I got a puppy. He loves to play inside the house, and to sit in front of our house. However, he doesn’t enjoy going on walks around the neighborhood. I often wind up picking him up and carrying him, but even that freaks him […] More

  • Astronaut Reunites With Her Dog

    Karen B. London, PhD, is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Professional Dog Trainer who specializes in working with dogs with serious behavioral problems, including aggression. She has authored five books on canine training and behavior. Original Source link More

  • Dog Parks Can Be Great Places for Off-Leash Activity

    Dog Parks Can Be Great Places for Off-Leash Activity

    First it was that clickbait title—“Actually, Dog Parks Aren’t All That Great”—that grabbed our attention. Could The New York Times have crafted a slightly less emphatic, all-encompassing headline? As our colleague Marc Bekoff, PhD noted “this is a terribly misleading sensational piece. Of course, all dog parks are not the same and these sorts of over-generalizations […] More

  • What Traits Draw You To Dogs?

    What Traits Draw You To Dogs?

    Picture a lean, healthy dog that reminds you of a Golden Retriever but has a black coat. It is full of vigor and bounciness with very shiny fur. Add one or more random white splotches on the chest, feet or tip of the tail. Imagine that this dog is playful, athletic and that it has […] More