Who’s Rescuing Whom? What to Think About When Adopting a Dog

Thinking about bringing home a new canine companion? Things to consider when adopting a dog. In honor of Adopt a Shelter Pet Day (April 30th), I thought it would be an ideal time to discuss ways to approach this life-changing decision. After all, it’s not just your own life that is impacted; it is the inquisitive canine’s life as well. Here are several things … Read More
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A Tail Waggin’ Resource for All Your Canine Communication Needs

Check Out This Resource for Better Canine Communication We recently wrote about understanding dog body language, but what about other forms of canine communication? Care to brush up on your Doggish-to-English language skills? Discover reasons for raised hackles, growling, and paw raises? How about learning the differences between your dog’s variety of barks? Well, have we got a special treat for you! Our fellow … Read More
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Don’t Speak Woof? Understanding Your Dog’s Body Language

Tips to Help You Better Understand Dog Body Language Have you ever wished that you and your dog spoke the same language? While we don’t share the same vocal language, when you really think about it, we can very effectively and successfully read each other and mutually communicate our needs nonverbally, using body language. In fact, most of what your dog has to “say” … Read More
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No Dog Left Behind: Making the Case for Canine Education

Why Society Should Value Canine Education Education is important — so much so that it’s written into our law… for humans. In the United States, there are compulsory education laws, which mandate that children attend school (public, private or home) by a certain age, and state they are not allowed to drop out (should they decide to) until a specific age. These laws were … Read More
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Say NO To Weapons of Mutt Destruction – Choose The Best Dog Walking Gear

Here’s How to Avoid Dangerous Dog Walking Gear and Spot the Best Pet Gear for Your Pet There is significant controversy over the use of aversive dog walking gear such as choke, prong, electric, and Citronella collars. Although research confirms that there are many negative side effects created by using this kind of punishment-based gear, the use of inhumane training equipment is unfortunately pretty common. Even … Read More
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A Pawsitive Attitude is the Only New Year’s Resolution Needed for You and Your Dog

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Dog As we start another year, you may be considering New Year’s resolutions for your dog. Read this before making behavioral goals for your furry friend. Hello inquisitive pet parents, and welcome to 2017! I can’t believe we’re starting a brand new year. Time flies when you’re having fun… especially when hanging out with inquisitive canines. When you think … Read More
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Pet Friendly Holidays – Make Your List (Check It Twice!)

Enjoy Pet Friendly Holidays By Preparing Your Pooch for Holiday Guests The weather outside might be frightful, but that doesn’t mean your inquisitive canine’s holiday entertaining skills — or lack thereof — need to be. Enjoy pet friendly holidays by preparing your pooch in advance. As a certified professional dog trainer, I am well aware that pet parents’ stress levels go up this time … Read More
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