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Confessions of a Dog Trainer: I Train My Dogs Using 'People Food' -- And You Should Too

Sara Reusche | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Sara Reusche

We frequently hear it in training class: "I won't give my dog any people food." This is a bit of a ridiculous sentiment if you think about it. Food is food.

How To Keep Your Dog From Interfering With Your Sex Life

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Sometimes there's nothing better than curling up in bed and snuggling with a canine companion. But what do you do when your dog wants to be so close t...

Dog Training: Knowing When To Break The Rules

Nicole Wilde | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

Certain rules persist, whether they make logical sense or not. Shouldn't you always eat before your dog? That is the rule, after all. But in real life, isn't it better to eat either before or after your dog, depending on what's convenient for you?

Like a Handshake, but with Noses and Butts

Sara Reusche | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Sara Reusche

In our society, a handshake is the standard greeting for meeting new people. Dogs also have a standard greeting ritual, but as scent-oriented creatures their ritual varies slightly from ours.

The Dog Poop Diet: How to Teach Your Dog to Avoid Eating His Own You-Know-What

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Anna Jane Grossman

Here's a word you probably haven't heard today: Coprophagia. I never studied in Greek in high school. Was too busy doing other really useful things (...

What 'Difficult' Dogs Can Teach Us

Dogster | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Dogster

I learned that when your dog does something completely outrageous, you may not be able to keep completely calm, but you have a lot of control over how you react. One thing I learned is to 'find the funny,' rather than get angry or frustrated.

Standing Up for Your Dog

Nicole Wilde | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green
Nicole Wilde

A dog trainer has been in business over 20 years. The first day of every new group class, whether for puppies or adults, he teaches his canine students the meaning of the word "no."

From 4, to 6, to Spandex: What My Dog Taught Me About Aging

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarah Hodgson

It seems whether you're a dog, a human, a flower or a tree, aging shows little mercy to those along its path. You sag, you ache, you droop and dribble. But as long as you can keep your tail up and wagging, you'll be surrounded by enough love to propel you forward.

Relocation Anxiety... it's Not Just for Humans

Mindy Trotta | Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty
Mindy Trotta

One of the hardest things about relocating from West Coast to East Coast, from house to apartment, from suburb to city was not my adjustment... it was dealing with the adjustment of Dashiell, my dog.

How Bad Dogs Get Good

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

For many dog guardians, our relationships with our dogs can be a taste of heaven. Except when the cuties start having surprising behavior that isn't so cute. Dogs are known to be stress reducers; however, for many people, their dog's behavior can be a huge source of stress.

Stop and Smell the Roses: Aromatherapy as Enrichment for Pets

Natasha Ashton | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Enhance your pet's scent experience by putting your dog in a sit-stay and hiding some small treats around the house. When you're done, release her and encourage her to, "Find it!"

An Absolutely Staggering Number

Cesar Millan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Cesar Millan

Six hundred million is a huge number, and there's a reason I want you to understand the magnitude of it, because this is the number of abandoned, homeless, and abused dogs in the world.

Remembering Daddy

Cesar Millan | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Cesar Millan

Three years can be a very long time and a very short time. It seems like only yesterday that Daddy was with me. It seems like a hundred years that he's been gone. And yet, he is here with me, every day.

It Isn't Always About the Dog

Cesar Millan | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Cesar Millan

Any relationship with a dog needs to be grounded in reality. That's the "Honesty" part in "Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty." Before you start looking for a dog -- or when you start looking at the causes of your dog's problems -- you have to look at yourself first.

3 Tips For Using Dog Training Methods On People

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 03.25.2013 | Women
Anna Jane Grossman

When I meet someone new and say that I'm a dog trainer, the first question I usually get is, "Can you train my husband?" My reply is always, "Yep!"

What Dog Training And Marriage Have In Common

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Trust me, teaching old dogs of any species new tricks isn't easy.

Brain Games For Your Dog

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Anna Jane Grossman

We can help our domesticated canines satisfy their natural urges to chew and problem-solve by giving them toys that make them work for their food.

Old Dog Meets New Dog, From Victoria Stilwell (WATCH)

Posted 08.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Dog expert Victoria Stilwell joined me on Mondays With Marlo and she had so much wonderful advice to share. Raising a dog is not as simple as some peo...

Can Your Dog Read Your Mind?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.12.2011 | Healthy Living

Can your dog read your mind? That was the question posed in a recent study published in the journal Learning and Behavior about canine behavior. The ...

Animal Behavior: Teaching Rover to Race to You on Cue

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

The problem with speaking English instead of using made-up words is that we assume our pets know what we mean.

Dog Depression: Fact Or Fiction?

Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Can well-fed, comfortably housed dogs show signs of depression or anxiety? Could these signs actually be indicators of chronic pain, or even chronic b...