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Day: October 9, 2019

Black Dog Syndrome: Why Black Dogs Are Less Likely To Be Adopted

Black Dog Syndrome: Why Black Dogs Are Less Likely To Be Adopted

Much like their feline counterparts, black dogs find it difficult when it comes to adoption. Particularly larger black dogs – they are often left forgotten in what many shelter works call black dog syndrome. While there isn’t a lot of science behind it, those who work at shelters swear that BDS is a real phenomenon. […]

How To Get Your Dog To Listen To You

How To Get Your Dog To Listen To You

When your dog won’t listen to your commands, it can be frustrating — and it can also be dangerous. After all, this kind of communication can help keep your dog out of trouble, preventing him from running out into a busy street or eating something he shouldn’t. It can also help keep you sane by […]

Tricks For Treats: Training Your Dog With Food

Tricks For Treats: Training Your Dog With Food

Food is a powerful motivator for dogs — which is why it can often be very effective for obedience training. You are asking your dog to complete what may be a complicated task for her — understand a verbal or visual cue and then perform a desired behavior. This may seem straightforward and simple to […]

6 Steps To Managing A Dog’s Over-Excitement

6 Steps To Managing A Dog’s Over-Excitement

A dog that’s spinning in circles, jumping up and down, or barking and yipping is not a happy dog. These are all signs of over-excitement. The dog has excess energy, and the only way her brain knows how to deal with it is to work it off physically. Unfortunately, people often interpret these signs as […]