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Day: July 4, 2015

(R)Overprotective: When Dogs Watch Out Too Much

(R)Overprotective: When Dogs Watch Out Too Much

While part of a dog’s job is to warn us of potential danger in the environment, sometimes they can overdo it. A dog giving a couple of barks when the mailman comes by is fine, but if a dog barks constantly throughout the day, it’s not. Likewise, while it can be normal for a dog […]

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Everybody has something they’re good at and other things they’re not good at. A person who can easily learn new languages might be terrible at math; a master chef might understand nothing about car repair; a star football player might not be able to balance a check book. For those particular things that come easy […]

Dogs Get A New Lease On Life In 3-D

Dogs Get A New Lease On Life In 3-D

3-D printing is a fairly new technology that is rapidly moving toward the mainstream. Although the technique was first described in 1981, it wasn’t until early in this century that commercial printers began to be produced, but only in the last five years that prices have dropped to consumer-friendly levels, from $20,000 to less than […]

Gratitude

Gratitude

This is Memorial Day weekend in the U.S., when we gather together to honor all of those who have died in service to the country. It’s a time to remember the fallen and to show our gratitude for what they have sacrificed so that we can continue to enjoy freedom. It’s important to show gratitude […]

6 Steps To Teaching Your Dog To Fetch

6 Steps To Teaching Your Dog To Fetch

Teaching your dog how to fetch seems like it should be one of those things that’s so simple it requires no real thought or effort. After all, dogs love both playing and pleasing their humans, and fetch involves both of these things — you should just be able to do it, right? Short answer: nope. […]

Dog Bite Prevention

Dog Bite Prevention

This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week®, sponsored by a coalition including the United States Postal Service, State Farm Insurance, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. The event is designed to raise awareness of dog bite statistics and help to educate the public on preventing dog bites. Every year in the U.S., around 4.5 […]

Mastering The Pack

Mastering The Pack

One of the exercises that Cesar has everyone who attends his Fundamentals of Dog Behavior and Training I course do is the pack walk. One-by-one, everybody takes charge and walks a pack of eight or more dogs, all at once. It can be an inspiring sight as someone who had trouble walking just one dog […]