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Dog Psychics Transform The Way You Communicate With Your Pet

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 06.12.2013 | Weird News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- It's the age old and seemingly answerless question: What in the world is my dog thinking? And one that has spawned a growing mark...

Teaching Your Dog to Come

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarah Hodgson

The cue "come" is like the human phrase equivalent "huddle!" It's the ultimate invitation to reconnect. An attitude of play and camaraderie will go further in helping a dog learn to come than using fear and intimidation.

Curing a Dog's Separation Anxiety, Part One

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.16.2013 | HuffPost Home
Sarah Hodgson

If left unaddressed, separation anxiety can last a lifetime and is a debilitating condition for the dogs who experience it. Beyond emotionally upsetting, its psychic drain can affect a dog's health and overall well-being, not to mention the stress it enacts on a household.

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.

When a Dog Bites a Child

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarah Hodgson

A quick eye scan will tell you all you need to know, as dogs talk in postures, not words. If you strive to be a good dog Samaritan, listen with your eyes, and respect a dog -- no matter what their people might tell you.

The Most Amazing Dog Ever?

Posted 04.02.2013 | Comedy

A few of these tricks made us gasp, but Jumpy the dog lands every single one like a boss. Watch him do 20 tricks in one minute, under the watchful com...

A Dog's Unconditional Love: The Story of Fred

Alyssa Silva | Posted 06.01.2013 | Good News
Alyssa Silva

At one point or another, everyone can say they have experienced a few unforgettable memories in their lifetimes. You know those kinds of memories where you remember every single little detail even though years and years have gone by?

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.

Positive Reinforcement vs. Positive Thinking (And Why Pollyanna Would've Sucked at Dog Training)

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Jane Grossman

Positive, in the world of animal behavior, means adding something. Reinforcement means making something more likely to occur. So, "positive reinforcement" just means adding something to the equation to encourage that a behavior will happen again.

Kids Will Be Kids, Whatever the Species

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarah Hodgson

As with kids, there are many paths to raising happy, well-socialized dogs. It's important to recognize that each situation is unique -- not only to those involved, but to the age and personalities of the individual dog or puppy.

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.

What Breed of Dog Are You? Take the Quiz and Find Out!

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Once I've profiled someone's breed, I have a better grasp on how to win him or her over. It's habitual and fun. By applying the same, positive dog training techniques found in my books, I've found great amusement in getting to know all types.

I'm at the End of My Leash

Myra Sideris | Posted 02.05.2013 | Green
Myra Sideris

So here I am again, hapless puppy owner... ooh sorry, I meant clueless puppy owner. We've had our 9-month-old for seven months now. He's gone from bei...

The Life Whisperer

Lisa Arends | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Arends

I started watching The Dog Whisperer about a year after my sudden divorce. Much to my surprise, I learned even more about myself from Cesar Millan than I did about my dog.

How Humans and Dogs Can Learn -- and Suffer -- From the Use of Negative Reinforcement

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 04.05.2013 | New York
Anna Jane Grossman

I've written a good deal on about some of the problems involved with using shock collars in animal training, mostly to stop behaviors. But an even worse application of this form of training is sing the shock to elicit desired behaviors.

Westminster Coming...Palin Goes to the Dogs

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Sarah Hodgson

In my quarter of a century helping dogs and people live together, I've seen nearly all the breeds, and I'll be the first to tell you that bad behavior is rarely a sign of a bad dog.

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!"

My Dog Hates Me!

Myra Sideris | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green
Myra Sideris

Now I'm at five days of ignoring him. Our walks aren't perfect but they have gotten better. Time can only tell. The only thing I am looking forward to now, is that bonding sensation so many people have told me about.

A New Year, A New Way to Exercise With Your Dog

Sophia Yin | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

It's early in the New Year, and no doubt many have vowed to exercise and get into shape. But do you look at your dog and feel guilty that you're working out instead of playing with him? How about incorporating your dog into a cardio, calorie-burning workout?

Are Some Dogs Racist?

Posted 01.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live on Friday hosted a discussion about how some dogs seem to show bias against people with darker skin, an idea explored in popular culture...

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.

The Holiday Puppy

Jennifer Arnold | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green
Jennifer Arnold

Having raised over 1,200 puppies in the past 20 years with Canine Assistants, I've learned a few things that may help to maintain your dog's good health and devotion -- and your sanity.