As part of its ongoing mission to enhance dog ownership by improving the emotional bond between humans and their canine companions, Bark Busters, the world’s largest dog training company, has pooled the collective experience of its U.S. trainers to compile a set of findings that provides insight into the human-canine training dynamic and the realities of everyday dog behavior in…

In 2009, during an outbreak in Beijing, some owners employed doggie-sized surgical masks to protect their pets. Photo: AP ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Let’s start with the slightly better news about this highly contagious strain of dog flu: With proper treatment, it is NOT typically fatal, nor is it contagious to humans. That said, the flu first appeared in the U.S. in 2015…

Our dogs’ ancestors hunted for their meals in the wild and flourished on a high protein diet from different animal sources. With this in mind, Natural Balance created Wild Pursuit, a grain free diet with elevated levels of protein from multiple high-quality animal sources including freeze dried raw pieces to resemble what a dog’s diet would have been in the…

Anyone that has ever rescued a dog knows the level of appreciation they can show for it.  However, for some rescue dogs, things are not very easy.  Some are just poorly socialized, other traumatized to the point where being within ten feet of a human can cause the most horrific fear responses. For Joyce, rescue may have got her off…

The ASPCA in New York is offering up a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of those responsible for the starvation and abandonment of a three-year-old pit bull mix.  The dog was found left in a dumpster behind a housing project in the Bronx, barely alive. On Saturday is when the dog was found, starved and…

Have you ever noticed that there are several things we say to our dogs, repeatedly?  Well animal behavioral researchers Alexandra Horowitz and Julie Hecht have, and they’ve published their research showing that what we say and how we say it elicits particular responses in them, and why they are key to the dog/human relationship. The researchers looked at 187 videos…

Patience is a virtue, and good things come to those who wait.  These are two very good pieces of advice.  Sometimes, it’s more than worth it to put just a little bit of extra time into something, because it makes the payoff that much sweeter.  Well, these two videos are prime examples of it being worth the wait. Our first…

From the Animal Rescue Site: If you know me in real life, you know that I am single and that I’m very dedicated to my two little dogs that have been with me since their first day on this planet. Simba and Sophie were born in my bed in a little cabin on November 11, 2003. The cabin overlooked Lake…

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