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First Puppy

Ah Harness: I've Found You! Happiness at Last

Myra Sideris | Posted 12.25.2012 | Green
Myra Sideris

A full fledged puppy owner for just under five months now, I've taken pup to training classes, I've tried positive reinforcement, I've ignored the dog, I've tried to be dominant, but every single time, the "walk" has always been a nightmare.

Bo Obama's Half-Sister Ruby Discovered In Minnesota

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

BEMIDJI, Minn. — It's not everyday you learn a member of your household has a relative in the White House. But Julie Quanrud and husband Ric Mei...

Bo's Predecessors: Presidential Pets In History (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Four-legged friends are a time-honored White House tradition. President Taft had a cow. FDR had his terrier Fala. The Kennedys gave young Caroline a p...

6 Ways to Flow Like Bo: Learn About Creativity and Joy from First Puppy Bo Obama

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

Bo Obama, the first puppy, rollicks on the White House lawn in a natural state of joy and exuberance with complete abandon; essentially in a constant state of Flow!

Does Bo Know How Famous He Is?

nytimes.com | DOUGLAS QUENQUA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

These questions are intriguing enough when applied to household pets -- do they know why they're not allowed on the couch? That we are coming home aga...

Obama Dog Video: Bo Obama Shown Off By Obama Family (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There was quite a crowd at the White House today to see the Obamas show off Bo, the new presidential puppy. Bo was on a leash handled by Michelle Oba...

TMZ: The Poop Behind The New First Dog

TMZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

We've already told you the Obama dog is a used pooch -- with a past! Here's the lowdown. Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog whose original name was Charlie...

Look at this Motherf*%@n Puppy!

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

The following flier was found today posted in the vicinity of the White House...

Obama Dog Trainer: Bo Already "Sits, Shakes, Rolls Over"

US Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The puppy has already learned tricks, his trainer Dawn Sylvia says in the newest issue of Us Weekly, on stands tomorrow. "He sits very well, he does ...

Welcome Bo Obama! The Wonderful Benefits of Animal Companionship

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

Many of us know that animals add to our emotional and spiritual well-being, and studies have demonstrated that having a pet is good for our physical health as well!

First Puppy Addresses Nation

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

"Although not a rescue, as many of you had hoped, I did come from Ted Kennedy, and while I appreciate his service to the nation, I am pleased to no longer have to drive in a car with him."

There's a New Dog in Town

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The arrival of Bo is truly change we can believe in. Once a puppy arrives at a house -- even the big white one on Pennsylvania Avenue -- things will never be the same.

Puppygate

Hank Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hank Morris

President-elect Obama blindsided his staff when not half-way through his victory speech, he freelanced the notion of a "well-earned puppy" for his girls Sasha and Malia.

Doodle Versus Poodle: A Paw-fect Obama Choice

Kathy Kastan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kathy Kastan

I have owned dogs my entire life and I have never found an animal that's sweeter, gentler and more loving than a golden doodle.

Reflections On the New "First Puppy"

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The decision sends a message to the nation of concern for animals in shelters -- many will follow the Obamas' lead, saving many more animals from being euthanized in shelters.