Dog bites are a very common occurrence during the holidays. One key reason is that everyone—including your dog—is stressed. The disruption of routines, new people coming into the home, different or unfamiliar interactions, more noise, and often, less exercise cause stress in dogs. Stressed dogs are less tolerant dogs. Stressed dogs are more likely to growl and bite. Unfortunately, most.. read more →

Ever wonder what your dog does when you’re not home? Fairly new to the market, treat dispenser cameras are providing dog owners with ways to interact and see their pets when they are away from home. The huge benefit is obviously dog owners can reassured that their dogs are not in distress. But there may.. read more →

Unfortunately there are still many trainers using aversive methods to train dogs. Adverse methods are focused on the end behavior and ignore the emotional state of the dog. Not only is it unnecessary, the emotional state of the dog should always come first. But when it comes to trying to deal with or treat aggression.. read more →

If you are trying to treat an anxious, reactive or aggressive dog, you might know it’s critical to your dog’s success that your dog does not go “over threshold”. (To learn more about why, see more about how anxiety relates to aggression and why we need to treat it) and the importance of getting your dog’s.. read more →

This is great! We all can participate anonymously in this study on how owner personality affects a pet dog’s behavior by filling in this online questionnaire.  The results will help dog owners understand the influence they are having on their dogs. Knowing this will allow us to modify our interactions in a positive way. This is particularly.. read more →

Many dog bites go unreported. But according to dog bites that are reported, young children, particularly under the age of nine are most at risk for dog bites. Most are bitten by a dog that they know. Most children are bitten while on the dog owner’s property. That suggests that while we may be cautious about strange.. read more →

  Love is more than just a feeling. Love is also the actions we do and the consideration we show for those that we love. Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, what better time to talk about just some of the ways we can love our dog? The Gift of Understanding This is a big.. read more →

Video chat with your dog?  There’s an app for that! Dogs are increasingly left alone for long periods of time as we go about our busy lives.  This is particularly difficult for dogs that experience separation anxiety.  But what if there was an invention that could help separation anxiety? The idea came from a 14.. read more →

Sometimes you think you know what your dog is, sometimes you take a quiz, but to be sure you may think you have to ask your vet: “What breed is my dog”?  But guess what? Studies have proven that the most expert dog people only guess what the predominant breeds are in a dog around 25%.. read more →

Where to Buy DNA Test Kits for Dogs The Wisdom Panel kits are considered to be the best on the market with the largest database and breed list. Also, it is the only one doing MDR1 drug sensitivity screening. You can buy the Wisdom Panel 2.0 at pet store retailers. Wisdom Panel 3.0 is now available and.. read more →