Humane, scientifically sound methods for handling dog aggression are not flashy. They don't come with wild promises, bells or whistles. Proper behavior modification can take time and patience. What it doesn't do is scare the dog, break the trust between dog and owner, or make the problem worse.
As Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young once sang on their 1970 "Déjà Vu" album, Clay, the Dog and I decide to "carry on"... and to find every leashless dog beach between LA and the Mexican border.
Gander is a celebrity; everywhere he goes he's photographed, on Facebook he has over 250,000 Facebook likes. Gander is a service dog, one of several in America that help improve the quality of life for thousands of people with disabilities.
In a continent where dogs are often regarded as food, a change in attitude is palpable as the science behind the healing powers of canine therapy is being embraced by animal lovers and doctors alike.
Your pet is your loving responsibility and your veterinarian wants you to make the best decision for you and your pet.
What is the longest word? What is the shortest word? We have the answers to these questions as well as life's other burning questions.
You've been told that dogs can cure all of you're singleton problems. Like helping you attract that cute blonde you met in the dog park. Or saving you from choking on that doughnut hole so you don't die alone in your apartment. However, raising Fido in an urban environment is a lot different than in suburbia.
If you need a little boost -- or if your dog seems to -- try engaging him in a long, loving gaze. If he's the shy type, give him your undivided, loving attention for a half hour. You'll both feel healthier and happier for it!
He was my best friend, the one being that gave me unconditional love at every hour of the day, expecting nothing in return, but, he was suffering too much to keep him going any longer. Today, I lost my beloved service dog, Fred.
A question veterinarians get asked all the time by pet owners is, "Why does my dog's urine seem to kill my grass?" And "Is there anything I can do abo...
As summer winds down and we prepare for the excitement of a new season, there's one lesson every parent needs to remember during the back-to-school blitz -- how to keep pets safe in the event of a house fire.
I wonder what would happen if we paid more attention to our loved ones' emotions and moods as our pets and focus on giving a gentle touch or hug during times of distress. Such small acts of love makes us all better human beings.
The videos online of soldiers coming home from overseas deployment after months and sometimes even years to be greeted by their pets who missed them a...
With the constant stream of horrible (although important) news stories out there right now, I would like to share a story about a small community of strangers coming together for a good cause.
I looked toward the source of the irritating sound. A woman, who was busy listening to something on her laptop, earphones clamped to her head, sat in the chair beside me. I hope she has a tissue, I thought. I hope she blows her nose.
A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Hamilton, gets really excited when it's time to build a fire. He does his "fire dance" at the door in excitement.