Day: October 30, 2019

Woman Holds Dying Shelter Dog In Her Arms All Night So He Won’t Pass Away Alone

Woman Holds Dying Shelter Dog In Her Arms All Night So He Won’t Pass Away Alone

As much as we try to help and give every homeless animal we encounter, the very sad reality is that not all suffering animals can be saved. Unfortunately, that is what the founder of Speranza Animal Rescue, Janine Guido, had to make peace with when she first encountered Watson. Watson was a starving and homeless Pit […]

Shelter Animals Displaced By California’s Wildfires Are In Desperate Need Of Safe Homes

Shelter Animals Displaced By California’s Wildfires Are In Desperate Need Of Safe Homes

The state of California is currently on fire in several locations. As a result, residents are having to deal with blackouts and evacuations. The wildfires are a result of high winds – and they’ve already ravaged hundreds of acres of land, destroyed dozens of structures, and injured at least two firefighters. Of course, the human residents aren’t […]

Top 10 Best Guard Dogs

Top 10 Best Guard Dogs

Throughout history, one of the main jobs of the domesticated dog has been to protect its owners and guard against unwanted people or animals. While many modern dogs will instinctually act as home guardians, there are specific breeds that are known for possessing the characteristics needed to best ward off unwanted intruders. Due to their […]

5 Ways To Make The Walk More Interesting

5 Ways To Make The Walk More Interesting

Dogs need walks. Walks provide them with exercise, help you assert your position as Pack Leader, and bring some fun to the day for both of you. But what do you do when that fun fades and you and your dog seem to just be going through the motions, bored and waiting for the walk […]

When (Several) Dogs Attack…

When (Several) Dogs Attack…

Having an encounter with one aggressive dog while you’re out is bad enough, and worse if that dog attacks your own. But what do you do if more than one aggressive dog go after you or your dog? We’ve already explained what to do when dogs attack, and many of the techniques described there will […]

Pack Leadership Technique 3: Establish Rules, Boundaries And Limitations.

Pack Leadership Technique 3: Establish Rules, Boundaries And Limitations.

Because of their nature as social pack animals, dogs want us to tell them what they’re supposed to do. Their goal is to help the pack survive, and they do it by following the pack leader. It’s the job of the pack leaders to provide protection and direction. Establishing and enforcing rules, boundaries, and limitations […]

Why Do Dogs Imitate Their Owners And Other Dogs?

Why Do Dogs Imitate Their Owners And Other Dogs?

Pretty much every Pack Leader has opened a door with their hand and then watched as their dog reached out her paw and attempted to do the same. Likewise, you’ve probably seen your dog watching other dogs, then jump in and engage in the same behavior. Dogs, just like humans, are natural imitators. But why? […]

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