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Day: June 17, 2015

Case Study: Aggression

Case Study: Aggression

Pit bull Emily was a classic red-zone case. She pulled her owner on walks. She growled and barked at passersby, especially those walking other dogs. Emily’s owner would drag along after her and yell at her to be quiet. Not surprisingly, this tactic didn’t work. It is important to understand that red-zone dogs are usually […]

Mudi Breed

Mudi Breed

The Mudi is a rare member of the herding group that originates from Hungary. They are farm dogs known for their hunting, herding sheep and cattle, and rodent exterminating capabilities. Mudis excel at agility, obedience, and flyball and have been utilized as a Search and Rescue dogs in Finland and the United States. Like 0

Catalburun Breed

Catalburun Breed

The Catalburun is one of only three dog breeds that possess the split nose feature (along with the Pachon Navarro and Andean Tiger-hound). They are native to Turkey and are virtually unheard of outside of the country. The breed is known for its agility and stamina. Catalburuns have one of the strongest senses of scent […]

Do Biting Dogs Deserve A Second Chance?

Do Biting Dogs Deserve A Second Chance?

I opened the front door to a rubber arm. Not just a rubber arm, of course. It was held by an animal behaviorist who’d come to our door in search of the “aggressive dog” for which she had been called. But it was the arm that came through the door first. Polar the “aggressive dog” […]

Excessive Barking

Excessive Barking

Dear Cesar, I have an American Staffordshire terrier named Coach who is almost four years old. We have an extreme problem with Coach barking through the fence at our surrounding neighbors and their dogs. Then, when we go outside to get him or tell him to stop, he won’t come to us and will take […]

Puppy Annoying Old Dog With Playful Behavior

Puppy Annoying Old Dog With Playful Behavior

Dear Cesar, I have a thirteen-year-old male Boston Terrier and a four-month-old female Boston Terrier. The older dog, Higgins, seems to accept the puppy, Tessa, most of the time, except for when she wants to play with him. He does not like for her to run at him or jump on him. Higgins has arthritis […]