Blog Profile / Dog Behavior Blog


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Archived Since:July 25, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Are Dogs Good For Your Health?

The other day, I was having a conversation with a friend about the joys of having a dog. I mentioned that it is great to have someone to talk to who doesn't talk back, it is great to have someone...

Dog Behavior Problems: Why, What and How to Solve Them!

Note from Con Slobodchikoff: This is a guest post by Tom Clarke of Greyhounds as Pets: We all love our pets but sometimes there can be a few behavioral issues along the way. This infographic from GAP NSW has some...

Canine Fitness: Health Benefits of Dog Exercise

Note from Con Slobodchikoff: This is a three part series by Tom Melby, owner and director of an animal shearing equipment company called Clippers Ireland. Tom was gracious enough to let Dog Behavior Blog reprint the infographics that he developed...

Canine Fitness: Different Sports For Dogs

Note from Con Slobodchikoff: This is a three part series by Tom Melby, owner and director of an animal shearing equipment company called Clippers Ireland. Tom was gracious enough to let Dog Behavior Blog reprint the infographics that he developed...

The Demands of Pet Parenthood: Is a Dog Right for You?

Note from Con Slobodchikoff: This is a guest post by Paige Johnson who is a self-described fitness “nerd.” She possesses a love for strength training. In addition to weight-lifting, she is a yoga enthusiast, avid cyclist, and loves exploring hiking...

A Paradigm Shift: From Punitive to Positive

Note from Con Slobodchikoff: This is a guest post by Stephen Lewis, KPA-CTP, of Finding Fido LLC. He can be reached at: findingfidotraining@gmail.com I’ve gravitated to animals my entire life. As a kid living on a farm, I had gerbils,...

High Tech Reaches Your Dog

Note from Con Slobodchikoff: This is a guest post by Nikki Longo, @NikkiDLongo, about.me/NikkiDLongo. Nikki has previously written about pet safety on the Dog Behavior Blog. The High Tech Pet Technology doesn't have to be limited to the two-legged human...

Who Is Guarding Whom?

Note from Con Slobodchikoff: This is a guest post by Nikki Longo, who has been a home safety consultant based on the East Coast for the better part of a decade. Mom to two wonderful corgi mixed dogs, she has...

When the Lights Go Out, Dogs Steal Food

One Halloween, I bought little packaged chocolate candy bars and put them into a bowl on a table in the darkened hall next to the front door. I told my Standard Poodle, Zephyr, to leave the candy alone, because I...

Do Dogs Have Language?

In my recent book, Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals (http://tiny.cc/sam5nw), I show that a number of animal species either have language or have language-like abilities. Do dogs fall into the category of animals with language? As we...

Animal Behavior Course

What Would You Like To Know About Animal Behavior? Would you like to know about why animals do what they do? Would you like to know why your dog does the things she does? Would you like to know how...

New Book: Autobiography of a Poodle

What kind of book would a dog write? In my new book, Autobiography of a Poodle, I try to answer that question. The book is an uplifting story about a standard poodle named Zephyr, and chronicles his life from puppyhood...

Career Advice for Aspiring Behaviorists and Trainers

Note from Con Slobodchikoff: This post is by Karen London, PhD, CAAB, CPDT, who regularly contributes posts to this blog and is also a frequent contributor to Bark Magazine as well as author or co-author of a number of books...

Dog Training Certifications – The Credential Craze

Note from Con Slobodchikoff (www.conslobodchikoff.com): The following post was written by Starr Ladehoff, Certified Professional Dog Trainer -- Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), and Director Elect, Board of Directors, Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She is an AKC Canine Good Citizen...

DOG SOCIALIZATION – WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, HOW?

Note from Con Slobodchikoff (www.conslobodchikoff.com): The following post was written by Starr Ladehoff, Certified Professional Dog Trainer -- Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), and Director Elect, Board of Directors, Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She is an AKC Canine Good Citizen...

Should Dogs Eat The Same Food Every Day?

I was just feeding my Standard Poodle his daily rations and thinking about dog food. Every morning and evening, I give him half a can of some kind of premium dog food, some premium dog kibble, and some human food,...

Your Dog Can Talk To You

We have known for some time that animals such as chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas can be taught to communicate through using signs such as those of American Sign Language or using lexigrams on computer keyboards. We also are becoming increasingly...

It’s Okay to Change Your Dog’s Name

“They named him ‘Baby’ and I just hate it. I feel so silly calling him that, but obviously I can’t change his name. He’s already three years old.” It’s not surprising that my client, a new owner of a 130-pound...

Basics of Dog Adoption 101

According to the ASPCA, around 3 to 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized every year in the United States, about 60 percent of the dogs and 70 percent of the cats that end up in shelters. Often these were...

When You Are Generous, Your Dog Is Watching You

Some people have generous natures, and some people are miserly. The generous ones are happy to share what they have with others, while the miserly folks resent having to share anything with anybody. So if given the choice, which typ...

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