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Sophia Yin

The Legacy and Tragedy of the Life of Dr. Sophia Yin

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
Anna Jane Grossman

On Sunday, Sept. 28, Dr. Sophia Yin, one of the world's most respected and important veterinary behaviorists, committed suicide. She was 48. Dr. Yin was a pioneer in the field of force-free, positive-reinforcement dog training. It would be hard to understate her contribution to the world of humane pet care.

Dog Gone Crazy? 5 Tips for Managing Fido During the Busy Holidays

Sophia Yin | Posted 02.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Sophia Yin

While pets are fun and so are holidays, the two can clash without proper planning. What can you do to ensure that the family gathering is problem free while ensuring that your pet can be part of the party too?

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?

For Some Shy Dogs, Every Night Is As Scary As Halloween

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

Have you ever known a dog who is great with people most of the time but who sometimes backs off and growls when strangers rush up to him on walks? Once you see it from the dog's perspective, it all makes sense.

Is My Dog's Obnoxious Behavior Really Due To Dominance?

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

Anyone who hangs out with dogs and their owners has probably heard this or similar comments a million times: "My dog is dominant, he ignores our commands and plays too rough with other dogs."

How a Common Recommendation for Puppies Can Place Your Pup at Risk

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

Veterinarians specializing in behavior recommend keeping puppies away from potential high-risk sources of infection but not completely sequestered.

Breed Ban or Better Pet Selection?

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

Every year, when badly behaved dogs become the object of media focus someone asks me, " Do you think pitbulls should be banned as pets?" To which I usually answer, "No, but some owners should be banned from owning pitbulls...

The Father's Day Gift

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

If you'd asked me a year ago what I'd be doing this summer, I guarantee I would not have guessed I'd be training a pup for my dad.