How does your dog get treats? Do you hand them out freely or do you make them work for it? If you’re giving them out freely you might want to have your dog do a trick first. According to a study from Sweden dogs prefer to earn treats. How the Study Was Conducted The study was conducted by Dr Ragen Mcgowan and colleagues at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden. 12 Beagles were…"Study Finds Dogs Prefer To Earn Treats"
Have you seen that video of the spaghetti eating competition between a Golden Retriever and German Shepherd? It perfectly illustrates the huge differences in speed in which our dogs eat. While some dogs delicately chew each piece of food others scarf it down within seconds. Why do some dogs eat so fast? Some dogs eat fast because they feel like their food will get eaten up by someone else if they don’t get to it…"How to Slow Down Your Dog’s Eating"
Whether you love to cuddle with your puppy on the couch or not, sometimes you just need the entire couch space. Therefore, you should train your fur-baby to have furniture etiquette for you and guests with the tips below. The Policy We all know that the key to successfully train your pup is consistency. Make sure that everyone in your household agrees to the “no puppy allowed on the couch” policy until your puppy properly…"Tips To Keep Your Puppy Off the Furniture"
I don’t judge everyone that’s surrendered a pet – I’ve done it too. Now I bet that changed your opinion of me at least a little, and what sort of pet owner I could possibly be. But please read on before you judge. The Conversations We Have About Surrendering a Pet I don’t know what’s going on lately but there’s been a huge amount of discussions going around about owners surrendering their pets. You know…"Why I Can’t Judge Everyone Whose Surrendered a Pet"
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Do you think your dog has morals? Do they know right from wrong? If you answered yes you’re not alone. New research suggests that dogs do indeed have their own moral code. The Signals Dog’s Give During Play Because play isn’t just a simple survival skill it has proven invaluable when it comes to studying the complexity of dog psychology. Dogs aren’t playing to survive, they’re doing it to have fun, communicate and develop social…"Do Dogs Have Morals? Research Points to Yes"
I’ll admit it; I give my dog scraps from the table. And I’m certainly not alone. But when it comes to giving our dogs human food it’s important to remember that some of them are highly toxic, and some can cause life threatening complications. Since I give my dog people food from time to time I lost count of how many times I’ve had to look up which foods are bad for dogs years ago.…"21 Human Foods That Are Toxic to Dogs"
I use YouTube like most of us do — to watch funny cat videos. But YouTube might be useful for more than just entertainment, it might just turn out to be a useful tool when it comes to studying dog bites. Researchers Used YouTube to Study Dog Bites Understanding why and how dog bites occur is an important public health topic, but it’s always been a challenging one to study. Previous studies on the topic…"Researchers Are Using Youtube Videos to Study Dog Bites"
When giving condolences to someone whose lost a pet I try to keep it simple. But that wasn’t always the case, I used to be a bumbling idiot. In my nervousness I’d over compensate and say a lot of stupid things. And it wasn’t until I was on the receiving end that I realized how horrible some of things I’d said really were. There isn’t one magical thing you can say that to alleviate someone’s…"3 Things Not to Say After Someone Loses Their Dog"
Just like most of us get stressed when we visit out doctors, so do our fur-babies. It is extremely important to set the tone for your puppy on their first vet visit. This way, they do not associate their veterinary check-ups as a negative experience. Follow these tips to create a stress-free visit for you and your pet. 1. Familiarize them with their pet carrier: Make sure to introduce your pup to the carrier you…"Make your Fur-babies Vet Visit Successful"