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Turning Your Dog Into A Skateboarding Pro

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

For some natural-born skateboarding dogs, this crude technique works. In other cases you end up with a dog that sometimes rides the skateboard and at other times tries to eat it.

Is My Dog's Obnoxious Behavior Really Due To Dominance?

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

Anyone who hangs out with dogs and their owners has probably heard this or similar comments a million times: "My dog is dominant, he ignores our commands and plays too rough with other dogs."

How a Common Recommendation for Puppies Can Place Your Pup at Risk

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

Veterinarians specializing in behavior recommend keeping puppies away from potential high-risk sources of infection but not completely sequestered.

Breed Ban or Better Pet Selection?

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

Every year, when badly behaved dogs become the object of media focus someone asks me, " Do you think pitbulls should be banned as pets?" To which I usually answer, "No, but some owners should be banned from owning pitbulls...

The Father's Day Gift

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

If you'd asked me a year ago what I'd be doing this summer, I guarantee I would not have guessed I'd be training a pup for my dad.

Why Runners Hate Dogs

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

Dog-bites or chase incidents are not that rare, especially if you run in a city or town with many dogs. Here are some tips for runners, cyclists and dog owners to help remedy the problem.

Tips for Traveling with Your Cat or Dog

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

With Summer almost here, it's time to start vacation planning. Here are some tips to make traveling with your dog or cat, safe and enjoyable.