According to new research, dogs learning to associate words with objects form these associations in different ways than humans do.
Not surprisingly to us, a study covering nearly 400 dogs revealed several similarities between compulsive behavior in dogs and humans and revealed some interesting things. Looks like the list of what dogs have to teach us about ourselves just keeps growing…
Please understand that your dog’s ability to learn is amazing. If you continually send your dog the right signals in a way that he can understand, he will begin to be more compliant, less combative, more pliable to your requests, and more settled and calm. If you are willing to do the hard work and not expect your dog to learn by osmosis, I know you will never regret taking a dog training class with your furry friend.
While many people like to know “What kind of dog is that?” just to satisfy their curiosity, dog breed designations have also been used in an attempt to predict future behavior, match pets to families, find lost dogs, and even to restrict the ownership of certain types of dogs. Breed lineages are frequently guessed based on their physical appearance, but it is not known how accurate these visual breed assessments are. Well, perhaps we’re about to find out…
Each of these bites had the same subtle warnings that were missed by the people on the scene. Often the commentary is that it was out of the blue or all was going fine… not so…
February is Pet Dental Health Month. Some of you may go out to get your dog’s teeth cleaned and/or vow to do regular cleanings at home. You may have even rushed out to get a “dental kit” of pet-appropriate dental supplies so you’d have everything you need… but now what?
It doesn’t matter why your dog doesn’t “like” something. If your dog is going to experience this “something” on a regular basis, it is time to insight change. You are the only conduit by which your dog can experience change, because your dog does not have the ability to recognize the NEED for change, or to seek it out.
Dogs are wonderful communicators with each other and with practice you can learn to read a great deal about a dog’s intent, mood and message. This is especially important in a group play situation such as an off leash dog park.
We love our pets! We spend vast amounts of time, energy and money on them. We buy them everything they need, spend time with them playing, walking and bonding. One thing we don’t do is take an active roll in their health care. You as the pet owner have an advantage over your veterinary professional when it comes to knowing your pet’s normal behavior. Learning how to do Home Health Exams (HHE) can save money, create a stress-free veterinary experience and create a stronger bond between you and your pet. HHE’s are totally free and only take 15 minutes a week.