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The Low Down on the Paleo Diet for Dogs

Interview: The Low Down on the Paleo Diet for Dogs

The current trend in the pet food industry is to follow the trends in the human food industry. As pet owners jump on the...
Confusion About Negative Reinforcement During Dog Training

Let’s Talk: Confusion About Negative Reinforcement During Dog Training

Good morning, readers, and happy Wednesday! I hope you're enjoying your week so far and that you had time to catch my column last...
Dog Ownership and the Nonexistence of Time

Dogs and the Nonexistence of Time

Have you ever met a bloodhound? They are incredibly gentle, intelligent and stubborn creatures, loyal to their human friends, unbelievably tolerant of other animals and...
Is Peanut Butter Healthy for Dogs

Is Peanut Butter Healthy for Dogs?

I’ve heard how crazy dogs are for peanut butter and decided to try it with my group. They’re generally not picky about what they...
Cold Weather Preparation for Dogs

Sunday’s Recap: Cold Weather Preparation for Dogs

Last week I wrote my column about natural home remedies for fleas and ticks. Even though the weather is getting colder, pet parents still...
Should Children Help Train the Family Dog

Expert Interview: Should Children Help Train the Family Dog?

Should children help train the family dog? This is a question that many pet owners ask themselves. Some are nervous that the dog will not...
The Business of Dog Training

Let’s Talk: The Business of Dog Training

Hopefully you had some time to read my column last week about pet health insurance. I'd really like to turn these articles into an open opportunity for...
Common Canine Allergies

8 Resources for Most Common Dog Allergies

Last week I discussed preparing your dog for emergencies. It's an important issue that many pet parents don't think about. An equally important topic...

Interview: Tips and Tricks for Family Dog Training

Each week I get the opportunity to speak with an expert in the pet industry, and this week I was fortunate enough to have...
Why Does My Dog Lick All the Time

9 Expert Answers to “Why Does My Dog Lick Me All the Time?”

Last week I shared some resources about making life easier for disabled pets. We don't own a disable dog, but I know this is...
Best Dog Supplies According to the Experts

Sunday’s Recap: Best Dog Supplies According to the Experts

Another Sunday is in the books! It was a chilly day here in Maine, and we spent most of the afternoon working on behavioral...
Caring For Your Dog on a Budget

Sunday’s Recap: Caring For Your Dog on a Budget

Another weekend is coming to a close, and what better to do on a Sunday afternoon than catch up with some reading. My column...

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The Guide to Water Intoxication in Dogs

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The Science and Psychology of Dog Language

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