The UK’s Daily Mail is reporting on a study out of Bristol University that involved over 4,000 dogs and their families. They asked how often people play with their dogs and found that about 20% say they play six times a day. Half of the families said they play 2 or 3 times a day, and 10% play one time each day.
Continue reading Study Shows Link between Lack of Playtime and Problem Behaviors
Have you checked out doggies.com’s new Facebook page yet? If you had, you would have found this interesting story from LiveScience, where they tell you what your dog’s tail posture means.
Continue reading Wagging the Dog’s Tail
Pheromones emitted by animals through their skin and glands are natural chemicals that help them to communicate with others of the same species. When your dog or puppy senses the pheromone, he feels secure and comfortable, reducing his fear reactions and his urge to act out destructively through chewing, excessive barking or house soiling. No word on whether or not it will scare your cats. Photo courtesy Comfort Zone
Continue reading Using Pheromones to Calm Your Dog
We all have lots of rules for our dogs, but here’s a list of the stuff they expect from us.
Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: Dog Rules for Humans
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers has designated January as Train Your Dog Month.
To celebrate, they are offering webinars and Facebook chats to help you get your dog behaving like a champ.
Check out the
APDT web site, where they have a searchable database of dog trainers, as well as lots of helpful resources.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
Greetings from beautiful Bowling Green, Ohio, where my son’s basketball team just took second place in the Special Olympics state championship. (Just a little bit of mom pride.)
Anyway, we spent most of the weekend with the coach’s family, and they have four cats! Made me wonder how my dogs and their cats would get along. Do you have both dogs and cats in your home?
Continue reading Saturday Survey: Does Your Dog Like Cats?
I’m watching a show on Animal Planet that has the five best dogs doing x, y, and z – several different categories. So, what’s the cutest thing your dog does?
Continue reading Saturday Survey: What’s the Cutest Thing Your Dog Does?