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Common Questions About the Way Dogs Sleep

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

It's more of the rule, not the exception, to wonder about your dog's quirks. And, yes, they all have them ... although they may vary widely from one p...

What Your Dog Craves Most from You

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 11.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

For all you dog lovers out there, this news will come as absolutely no surprise: your canine companion loves to be petted! He even loves it more than ...

11 Indisputable Ways Your Dog Is Exactly Like A Child

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 11.03.2016 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Dogs like kids have five basic needs: to eat, drink, sleep, play, and go potty.

Dog Training And Problem Solving: What Is Positive vs. Negative Reinforcement And (Most Importantly) What Works?!

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 10.17.2016 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

( photograph taken by Cindy Forest) Occasionally I still confuse the terminology surrounding my profession. This is not a good admission: I'm not pr...

How to Bring Humor to Meditation

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.20.2016 | Comedy
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman From the outside, meditation appears to be a thoroughly serious endeavor. You have to sit down, dutifully count your breaths and r...

It's Your Dog's Birthday! How Will You Celebrate It?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 09.20.2016 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

So when it comes to the question of partying, off leash is best. If you don't have a fenced enclosure, schedule a time to meet at a local dog park. Still stumped where to hold your event? Try a few doggie day care centers: they may be willing to rent out their space.

From Leash Reactivity To Leash Aggression: 5 Steps To Influence Your Dog or Puppy

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Does that describe your dog? Probably not. Many leash aggressive dogs are pussy cats at home. So what gives?

What Do Modern Dog Parents Do On National Joke Day?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 08.16.2016 | Comedy
Sarah Hodgson

Tell dog jokes of course! Here is a list of my Top 21! Add yours to the comment section below and let the laughter begin!

Will Sleeping with Your Dog Make Him Aggressive?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 08.16.2016 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Have you ever worried that sleeping with your dog or sharing some cuddle time with your puppy is against all the training rules? Are you one of the multitudes taught to believe that inviting your otherwise adoring, sweet, innocent dog or puppy onto your lap will turn him into Kujo?

WATERMELON DOG TREATS DIY Frozen Dog Treats

Gone to the Snow Dogs | Posted 08.03.2016 | Taste
Gone to the Snow Dogs

Today is National Watermelon Day! This is the perfect Treat to make with your pets! This is the perfect summertime homemade dog treat! Wondering how ...

Your Dog Is Sending You Messages With His Eyes

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

According to a Japanese study, your dog is communicating with his canine friends (and foes) using his eyes alone. And in fact, some of his facial feat...

Separation Anxiety And Leash Aggression: The Top 2 Dog Problems In America

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Hodgson

Photo by Marc Khlar, Alfie Does your dog pace when you reach for the car keys, rip a few cushions while you're out, or jump all over you upon re-entr...

Your Dog's Playdate With His New Farm Friends -- 6 Steps to Condition Your Dog To Big Animals!

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Always leash your dog or puppy when conditioning her to livestock, and stay at least 20 feet outside the other animal's enclosure. A cow may charge or kick a dog that enters their personal space.

Does Your Dog Dig? Exactly What You Should Do About It

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

As far as vibrating/shock collars, I'm going to come right out and say it: remote trainers ruin dogs. I see it way too often. Getting shocked or vibrated in the midst of fun leads to insanity. Digging is dog play like balls, mud, and water are kids' play. Play, anger, and electricity don't mix.

Introducing A New Pet To A Senior Pet

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Introducing a new pet to a home with a senior animal can be hugely successful, or it can be a decision everyone in the family ends up regretting. When...

Eight Strange Doggy Bathroom Habits With Fascinating Explanations

LittleThings | Posted 06.02.2016 | Weird News
LittleThings

By Laura Caseley, writer at LittleThings Loving dog owners, no doubt this has happened to you before: while on a walk, everything is totally normal -...

Meth-Addicted Puppy Reunites With The Cop Who Helped Him Get Clean

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.28.2016 | Good News

Bubba the puppy has had to endure more cruelty in his young life than any animal ever should....

Click Here For Dog Beats

Marisa Bruch | Posted 05.18.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Marisa Bruch

Everyone loves a good dog video. They're always doing something cute or ridiculous, and quickly spreading across the internet. Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues' latest release is the apex of dog videos - the adorable drooling, farting star is a music icon in the making.

An Adoption Meant to Be

Pam Townsend | Posted 05.13.2016 | Good News
Pam Townsend

The phrase "meant to be" is used a lot...perhaps to excess. But a recent adoption at the animal welfare organization I work for truly is an example of something that was meant to be.

Overweight Dogs Have Shortened Lives

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Information was collected from veterinarians on approximately 5,500 pet dogs across 10 popular breeds throughout the U.S., using body condition scores for neutered male and spayed female dogs between 6.5 and 8.5 years of age.

Why 'Shadowhunters' Star Katherine McNamara and Her Puppy Are Barking Out Against Secondhand Smoke

DoSomething.org | Posted 05.03.2016 | Impact
DoSomething.org

By Rex Leonowicz Onscreen, as the star of Freeform's Shadowhunters, Katherine McNamara is a part-human, part-angel demon hunter. Offscreen, the 22-ye...

When You Miss Your Dog So Much You Write Him A Goodbye Letter

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Sky Mandala Marcano

Dear Max, You were a really awesome buddy. It is with my heavy heart that I wish you better days, big fields and flowers. I hope you are in a better place.

Should You Let Your Pet Kiss You?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If you're like many pet owners, on some level you thoroughly enjoy your dog's sloppy kiss or your cat's sandpaper smooch. But there's also that little...

Conscious Canine: Navigating Puppyhood in Peace

Joshua Smith | Posted 04.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Joshua Smith

I began approaching him and his training with consistent positive energy, and within a few short weeks, I had a completely different dog. When I finally chilled out, he did too, and I really began enjoying all aspects of my experience.

Early Immunization vs. Early Socialization in Puppies

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Many puppy owners are understandably confused by conflicting opinions on whether it's best to keep pups isolated from other animals until they are fully immunized, or whether insuring they are properly socialized during the critical developmental stage of 4 to 16 weeks is more important.