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As dog lovers, we all already know how emotionally perceptive our dogs are.  Their happiness is amplified by ours, and they are always ready to lick our tears away.  But now there is science to demonstrate that dogs are the only other animal known to be able to recognize human emotions. Dogs have been humans’ companions for over 10,000 years,…

So often when dogs attack, we hear clueless family members say, “It came out of nowhere.”  Well, that’s simply not true.  Dogs ALWAYS give warning.  We know our fans are smarter than the average bear, but here are some tips to share with people who might not recognize their children’s dangerous behavior and their dogs’ subtle distress signals. Guest Blog…

On July 11, 2014, 73-year-old Ronald Ward passed away while walking his dog, a white bull terrier, near the Canadian River northeast 36th and Sooner Road in Oklahoma City, Okla. Even though temperatures surpassed 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the loyal pup remained on guard, next to his owner’s body until police officers arrived at the scene. The body was discovered by…

AN INTERVIEW WITH IAN DUNBAR by John Bell Young Over the last few weeks, I had occasion to speak at length with Dr. Ian Dunbar, who is widely considered, by his peers and the public alike, as the dean of dog trainers. But as I learned during the course of conducting this extraordinary interview, Dr Dunbar is a great deal…

Whisky the 17-month-old West Highland Terrier from Felixstowe, Suffolk, heard a flock of seagulls on the roof of his home, and as any curious dog who loves to chase things, he decided to find away to get close to them. The curious puppy found an open window on the second floor, climbed through it and got stuck on the roof…

Newman is a dog rescued by the Grunhovd family, and right from the start, his new human mom knew he was a “high energy” dog.  This would get even worse when it was far too cold for him to romp and play outside due to the cold.  So, Newman’s mom decided to teach him how to paint, and now this…

Winston the bulldog recently celebrated his tenth birthday!  However, just because he has achieved a particular chronological age, this adorable dog still has A LOT of puppy left in him!  Winston LOVES his stuffed toys, and they seem to keep him feeling safe and secure.  That’s why he cannot go anywhere without them.  Not even to the bathroom! Ever since…

Research is showing that dogs are even smarter and more empathetic than previously believed – closer to the levels of our primate cousins.  Dog lovers already knew that, but now a new study is showing that dogs will give food to their canine friends without receiving anything in return. The act of helping another animal without necessarily benefiting from it…

We all know a dog is man’s best friend, and it never ceases to amaze us when our four-legged best friends also become best friends with our other pets – be it other dogs, felines or exotic animals. A video of a dog helping out a cat with a plastic red cup stuck to its head has gone viral. In…

Stock photo of China, another Argentinean dog who saved a baby’s life last year. The mother of a recent litter of pups proved just how universal maternal instincts are when she rescued an abandoned newborn baby in Argentina and carried it 50 feet to the shelter from the cold she had for her puppies. The crying infant had been discovered…

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