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Month: December 2015

Home For The Holidays — And Beyond

Home For The Holidays — And Beyond

I’ve spent most of December on tour in Europe, and whenever I’m on a long international flight looking down at the planet, I’m struck by what I see — and what I don’t. What I see is a beautiful blue, green, and brown place with white clouds drifting above. What strikes me most is how […]

Going In Without A Bite: How To Enter A Dog’s Territory

A lot of our visitors have asked for advice to help letter carriers, meter readers, gardeners and other workers avoid being bitten when they have to go into a yard with a dog in it. It’s a valid concern. Just among postal workers in 2014, there were nearly 6,000 bites or attacks in the U.S. […]

Hypothermia: Keeping Your Dog Safe In The Cold

Hypothermia: Keeping Your Dog Safe In The Cold

In many parts of the world, when winter rolls around it brings freezing weather with it. Along with the cold comes another danger for our dogs: hypothermia, which is a dangerous drop in body temperature. The name comes from the Greek words “hypo,” meaning under, and “therm,” meaning heat. While the condition can affect dogs […]

How To Talk To Your Dog

How To Talk To Your Dog

For humans, language can be a type of control. We see this all the time in advertising, where words are chosen very carefully to create an effect — making somebody want to buy something. The language of politics is probably the most extreme example, where words are used to steer people’s emotions. This may make […]

Strange Facts About Canine Instincts

Strange Facts About Canine Instincts

Every dog is born with a number of natural behaviors, things they can do without having to be trained or taught. Certain breeds have incredibly visible canine instincts, such as guarding or herding behavior, or strong natural hunting abilities. These are instincts that have been intentionally bred into these dogs over generations. But while dogs […]

Providing, Not Pampering: Pet Stores In Germany

Providing, Not Pampering: Pet Stores In Germany

When the largest pet store in the world is located in Germany that pretty much tells you all you need to know about how seriously Germans are when it comes to pet ownership. According to a recent Bloomberg Business article, Zoo Zajac in Duisburg, Germany is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the […]

Mouthy Mutt: Claiming An Object From A Possessive Dog

  Many dogs can become possessive or even aggressive over a toy or other object.  As a Pack Leader, you need the the ability to claim an object and make your dog give it up. This skill could someday be a lifesaver. So how do you get a large breed to give up possession? The […]

Los Síntomas De Gusanos En Perros

Los Síntomas De Gusanos En Perros

  Los gusanos son uno de los problemas de salud más comunes en los perros. Hay cinco tipos de gusanos que por lo general afectan a los perros: gusanos de corazón, nematodos, anquilostomas, lombriz solitaria y tricocéfalos. Ciertos tipos de gusanos son más fáciles de detectar que otros. Por ejemplo, un perro con lombriz solitaria […]

One Big Barktoberfest: Dog Culture In Germany

One Big Barktoberfest: Dog Culture In Germany

It might be an understatement to say that Germans love their beer, and even more of an understatement to say they love their dogs. But when you put a dog and a beer together, it evokes a particular image that is familiar to many Americans. After all, what’s more traditional than getting together with good […]

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