Canine Communication: Identifying Dog’s Body Language

Canine Communication: Identifying Dog’s Body Language

Dogs require a dog language to communicate as they are social animals living in packs. Dogs use a set of standard signals to communicate with one another. Since dogs cannot speak, their "language" consists of other signs, largely body language, such as movement and...

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Tips for Hiking with Your Dog

Tips for Hiking with Your Dog

If you're like most dog owners, you love taking your furry friend on outdoor adventures. Dogs love the outdoors and get excited to explore new places. But dogs can be unpredictable, so it's important to ensure you're prepared for any emergency. Hiking with your dog...

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Tips for Keeping Fearful Dogs Safe

Tips for Keeping Fearful Dogs Safe

1. Recognize that the dog is fearful The first step is, of course, to recognize the dog is fearful in the first place. If you know that already, well done for recognizing the signs. Hopefully, you will find the following tips helpful. If you aren't sure, you might...

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Reactive Behaviors in Dogs

Reactive Behaviors in Dogs

Aggression is not reactivity. Reactivity can appear aggressive in nature when your dog is barking and lunging when on a leash, but there is no intent to cause injury. Aggression indicates the desire to cause harm. Due to the fact that reactivity is simply your dog's...

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Canine enrichment: What is it?

Canine enrichment: What is it?

Our dogs have been bred to work, but they don't put forth enough effort these days! Working your dog's nose and brain during enrichment will give them the daily mental stimulation they require. How does Canine Enrichment benefit your dog or cat? Reduces anxiety and...

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Adopting a Dog-Buyer Awareness

Adopting a Dog-Buyer Awareness

How to Adopt the Right Dog for You Letting your emotions take over at the shelter is the absolute wrong way to go about adopting a dog.No dog is “right” or “wrong.” However, there is probably a “right” or “wrong” dog for you and your lifestyle.A fearful, traumatized...

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Dog Aggression and Classification

Dog Aggression and Classification

Dealing with Aggression Difficult Dogs that are not easy to handle.Learn from the most experienced evaluatorDomination issuesAccording to scientific research, dog aggression is not rooted in dominance behavior or the owner’s lack of “alpha” status.Most aggressive...

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WHAT IS SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS SHELTERING

WHAT IS SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS SHELTERING

In the February issue, which will be in mailboxes and online soon, we have an article about a new model for communities looking to improve the practices and policies adopted by their local animal shelters and rescue groups. The new model has been called “Socially...

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5 REASONS WHY YOUR GERMAN SHEPHERD IS AGGRESSIVE

5 REASONS WHY YOUR GERMAN SHEPHERD IS AGGRESSIVE

Smart, loyal, and confident, German Shepherds are often chosen as a pet for the feeling of safety they bring to the house. Even walking through a dangerous neighborhood is not scary anymore when you have a strong, wolf-looking dog on a leash. But the same protective...

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