It may be hard to swallow the fact that the fuzzy creature in your lap or at your feet has similar wiring to his wild cousins, but it's a fact I wish more pet owners would embrace.
Don't you wish sometimes you could read minds? Now, with the Mind Reader 3D Glasses, you can! Find out what your boyfriend is really thinking, what that guy at the party wants from you or why your dog has been depressed!
Yes, it's true. My loving seven-month-old pup, the one I feed, walk, pet, play with, and enjoy is trying to kill me. Last week, as I was walking down...
Some people who write about their pets really write about their pets -- and they do it in a way that speaks to the hearts of other humans who have also had significant interspecies relationships.
What's a Dog for? There are a thousand answers to the question that is the title of my new book. This is because being human means needing help, of many different kinds, and sometimes there's not another to provide it.
Too often, we jump to take extreme measures to try to "fix" dogs, rather than changing their environments -- and our standards -- in order to better accommodate their natural tendencies.
I am a very conscientious dog owner. I've had my 7 month old pup for 5 months now. In this time, he's been professionally groomed 2ce. He gets monthly pedicures. We've home bathed him half a dozen times...in short, we've done everything by the book.
On Sunday, a rocket slammed into a four-story building, penetrating through the roof of the stairwell. For Alex Leibowitz and his wife Olga, parents of four, the rocket attack could have had much more serious consequences had it not been for their dog, Louisa.
This summer, we conducted an unofficial (and involuntary) experiment: Take one unsocialized Rottweiler and see what five different dog trainers will do with it
How would any of our newly elected politicians answer the question, "What would you do for the lives and welfare of companion animals?" Who is digging down to the root of social problems like animal abandonment?
There is no place for inference or ambiguity in this story, not even the carefully constructed kind.
While some may claim dogs don't understand dangerous situations, they are trained to know when there is danger and they are trained to run toward the danger to do their job. Surely, they are deserving of one night on the red carpet.
There are undiscovered sides to New York that a girl can't understand until she owns a dog. The romance of the Big Apple quickly wore off, for example, when I realized to my dogs, NYC is a huge porcelain throne -- and I'm the flusher.
The fact is, when it comes to pets in this city, we are in a constant state of emergency. Euthanasia is a fate faced by about a third of the animals that make it into New York's Animal Care Control.
I was never a dog person. They always reminded me of rabid game show contestants, their enthusiasm overshooting any given situation, be it a car, a refrigerator or a perfect stranger. Then came Holly.
Besides footwear, pup loves Bounce sheets, toilet paper, lint, straws...but above all...he loves Kleenex (especially the used variety found on the street).