Social­iz­ing Your Dog When Social­ly Isolating

These are unprece­dent­ed times, and every aspect of our lives has been affected. While humans deal with their loss of free­dom, finan­cial stress, and health issues, our com­pan­ion ani­mals feel these changes in dif­fer­ent ways. Our pets are hap­py to...

Baby it’s cold outside!

I wrote this orig­i­nal­ly for win­ter woes and it was pub­lished in Speak­ing of Dog’s award win­ning newslet­ter.  How­ev­er,  I thought that with the social iso­la­tion many of us are expe­ri­enc­ing, it was a good time to revis­it it! With the cold...

Deal­ing with Sib­ling Rivalry

Deal­ing with Sib­ling Rivalry   Dog own­ers are keen­ly aware of the many ben­e­fits of shar­ing their life with a dog. But did you know that numer­ous sci­en­tif­ic stud­ies have found that dog own­er­ship has a sig­nif­i­cant pos­i­tive impact on our health,...

Pup­py Crate mate!

I always rec­om­mend that when bring­ing a new pup­py home, own­ers find a stuffed dog for their new addi­tion. Some­times I get the feel­ing that peo­ple think this is a tad crazy! How­ev­er, the pup­pies do appre­ci­ate their new bud­dy and most bond with it...
Change of envi­ron­ment and stress in dogs

Change of envi­ron­ment and stress in dogs

When dogs expe­ri­ence major changes in their life, they often expe­ri­ence stress and show it in a num­ber dif­fer­ent ways.  Today, Ace killed his six-year-old (toy) pig. His beloved pig that he begged every­one to throw for him, or just cud­dled up with on any...

Size Mat­ters! Small Dog Syndrome

Small dogs are uneven­ly rep­re­sent­ed on bite sta­tis­tic reports, which many attribute to the “small dog syn­drome”.  Small dog syn­drome is hypoth­e­sized to be inter­play of genet­ic fac­tors, own­er han­dling and lack of train­ing cre­at­ing an over­all...