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The Power of the Pooch

Pamela Levin | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Pamela Levin

Yep, they have our love and adoration the moment we see them playing, rolling around, or just plainly looking so darn cute. Puppies. Dogs. Man's bes...

A Healer Is Discovered: Galen Comes Home

Belinda Williams | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Belinda Williams

The last two weeks have been very eventful. At long last, I have Galen, a smooth coated, sable Shiloh Shepherd puppy. A friend and I drove to Arizona to pick him up and bring him home to Colorado.

My Inheritance from My Father

Cesar Millan | Posted 03.16.2015 | Good News
Cesar Millan

My grandfather passed along his understanding of Mother Nature to me. Through watching him interact with the dogs on the farm, I learned much of what I know about dog psychology.

Dog With Bent Legs And Curved Spine From Awful Living Conditions Gets A New, Loving Start

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.25.2014 | Good News

This dog with a dark past is now looking toward a bright future. Earlier this month, Second Chance Rescue in New York City received a plea for hel...

5 Ways to Soothe Anxious Dogs

Shayla R. Price | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Shayla R. Price

Dogs are man's best friends; they share many of our emotions and can experience anxiety just like us. It is normal for a dog to become nervous when life changes occur. So instead of punishing innocent behavior, seek out help to relieve their stress.

Water Intoxication in Dogs: Too Much of a Good Thing

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Responsible dog owners understand the importance of making sure their canine companion always has fresh, clean water to drink. But what a surprising n...

'My Dog Bit Someone -- Out of Nowhere!'

Nicole Wilde | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

The dog had previously shown some signs of being uncomfortable around people, but the bite was a wake-up call. Something had to be done. The thing is, the shepherd didn't actually bite "out of nowhere" -- dogs seldom do.

Death by Chocolate: The Tragedy, Not the Dessert

Eliot Daley | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Eliot Daley

You know the scene: the cheery holiday house decorated with lights and greenery and candies and candles and people -- our house filled to overflow...

A Tired Dog Is... a Cooperative Dog?

Nicole Wilde | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

A dog who is a bit worn out is less likely to be reactive. Think of it this way: When a body's got a lot of energy stored, it has to be expressed in one way or another. It's the same for dogs and people.

The Myth of the Alpha Dog

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Dogs who do display dominant tendencies have in the past been diagnosed with "dominance aggression." But given our improved understanding of canine nature, that behavior problem is now more often referred to as "impulse control aggression" or "conflict aggression."

Do Animals Have Feelings? Of Course They Do

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green

This week, Gregry Berns, a professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University, surfaced his research showing that dogs have emotions like humans. Wat...

Someone Get This Dog A Microphone

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.16.2013 | Comedy

This dog should audition for "The Voice." He would probably win. Via NikNikols...


Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

I want to share a vision of where we are heading, as a world. When I say "vision," I don't mean to say that I literally saw something. I just mean to say that I want to share some thoughts on where we might be heading as a world.

Do Dogs 'Catch' Yawns From Their Owners?

| Virginia Morell | Posted 08.08.2013 | Science

Observant dog owners know that if they yawn, their dog is likely to do the same. It’s called contagious yawning, and it’s something that we do wit...

Lawmaker Blasted For Dog Background Checks Idea

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

North Carolina state Rep. Rodney Moore (D-Charlotte) supports background checks -- for dogs. Moore sponsored a failed bill in the state Legislature...


Diana Nyad | Posted 03.11.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

Those of you privileged to love and be loved by an innocent, playful, soulful animal, I know you hear me through my torrent of tears.

For a Loved One, A 'Home' Is Not 'Home'

Mark Steinberg | Posted 08.01.2012 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

She thinks someone is putting fleas in her bed so The Bushes can charge the insurance company for extra baths. She believes the old guy who lives down the corridor is doing more than just saying "hi" when he sniffs her butt.

Honor All Those Who Serve Us On Memorial Day

Ed Sayres | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

This Memorial Day, as we remember all the brave men and women who have given their lives to protect our freedoms, let's not forget the sacrifices of the military working dogs who have served alongside them.

Some Pets 'Catch' Yawns From Humans, Study Suggests

| Zuberoa Marcos | Posted 05.08.2012 | Science

Yawn next to your dog, and she may do the same. Though it seems simple, this contagious behavior is actually quite remarkable: Only a few animals do i...

WATCH AND LAUGH: Cops In 2-Hour Standoff With Empty Car

Posted 02.15.2012 | Crime

A tense, two-hour standoff between armed San Diego Police and an empty car on the freeway ended with no injuries -- just questions. The red-faced ...

Dogs' Amazing Antifreeze Feet Explained Japanese Scientists

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.13.2012 | Science

Woof, it's cold out there! So how come dogs' paws don't freeze up when they pad around on snow and ice - and what keeps dogs from minding the cold? ...

Man Busted For Allegedly Taunting, Injuring Police Dog

Plainfield Patch | Posted 10.26.2011 | Weird News

An Illinois man has been arrested for allegedly taunting a police dog and slamming its head with a car door....

Canines Sit, Stay, Catch A Wave For Charity Surfing Competition

The Huffington Post | Carly Gillis | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact

Surfing may be a challenging sport for any human, but these pups conquered "ruff" seas with ease -- and all for a good cause. The sixth annual Loe...

On Names

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Klima

There is a two-fold complaint nestled in the plumy thicket of today's screed, good people. And while they (the individual issues of the complaint) are...

'Momo,' Chihuahua, Recruited For Japanese Police Search-And-Rescue Force (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the world of Japan's police dogs, size does not matter. The BBC is reporting that a tiny Chihuahua beat out several competing canines in the recr...