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Free Canine Communication Webinar Tuesday Jan 14th!

Just a quick announcement: I hope you can join me and Drs Suzanne Hetts and Michele Wan for the first “CAAB Chat” webinar, next Tuesday January 14th at 4 pm Eastern Time, 3 Central and 2 Mountain. This is the first in a series of free...Show More Summary

Pets as Gifts?

First off, Happy New Year! Here’s hoping that 2014 is everything you want it to be. There’s a timely issue making the rounds that I thought would result in an interesting discussion: giving pets as gifts. I’m sure you’ve all heard the...Show More Summary

Mandatory Introductions at Shelters?

I’ll be doing a Webinar for the ASPCA this Thursday (January 9th, 3 tp 4:30 PM Eastern) titled “Multi-Dog Households: From First Date to After the Honeymoon.” One of the topics I’ll be discussing is the “mandatory introduction” policy...Show More Summary

If I Only Had a Tail Contest Winner!

Congratulations Lisa W! It was a hard decision, because every entry made us laugh, but we choose Lisa’s ditty as the winner. Here it is: We could lay prone in the fallows And wade through all the shallows What things we could unveilShow More Summary

The Five Things Our Dogs Want for Christmas

Chew bones and tasty snacks are nice, but here is what I think our dogs really want for Christmas: 1. CLARITY: Our dogs are living with aliens–us. They may love us deeply, but they still spend much of their life confused. After all, dogs are living in a world in which we yell at them for eating poop, and then pick it up and hoard it ourselves. Show More Summary

Why Doggie, What Beautiful Teeth You Have!

Last week I wrote about my desire to have a tail and all of its functions. (Don’t miss reader’s submissions of “If I Only Had a Brain” re-written with lyrics about a tail. It’ll make your day.) This week I’m going to focus on teeth,Show More Summary

If I Only Had a Tail…

This is the time of year that I regret not having a tail. If I had one, I could curl it around my nose as did Nellie and Polly this morning, the thermometer descending toward single digits. Better yet, I could use it to wag from the shoulders back, like Willie does when Jim comes home. Show More Summary

Thanks Giving, Giving Thanks

The best part of Thanksgiving has got to be cold turkey sandwiches the next day, with cranberry sauce and stuffing (yes, that’s bread within the bread, an explosion of carbohydrates that never fails to make me happy). Or maybe it’s lying around, dog-like, after eating a big meal, with no expectations beyond passive digestion. Show More Summary

Great Books for Gifting

Books, books, books: Surely one of the greatest inventions of humankind. I love to give books as gifts, and last night I found myself pondering what books to give to which person for the holidays. That, of course, led to thoughts about...Show More Summary

Travelogue III – Wales & Germany

So many photos I want to show you!  Here are a few from our last days in Wales: We went back to Worm’s Head on Tuesday, after a stunning 4 mile hike around the Three Cliffs area. We hiked down this hill to the beach and watched a beautiful sunset. Show More Summary

Time to vote!

Meanwhile, back at the office: It was an incredibly hard job to narrow all of the wonderful Wegman-esque photos down to just eight, but we did it. You can see a few below, but check out Trisha’s Facebook  page to see all eight and participate in the fun. Show More Summary

Travelogue II – England and Wales

Ah, our first quiet day after arriving across the pond. We roared around the country last week, and had a somewhat hectic but wonderful time in Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Chipping Camden (a quick night off, just lovely!) and Bristol.Show More Summary

A New Photo Contest!

Hello everyone, this is Katie. Let’s have some fun while Trisha is out of the office! Pull out your training treats – it’s time for a photo contest! We want to see your best William Wegman inspired photo of your dog(s). We’re looking for creativity, but most of all, calm and comfortable dogs. Show More Summary

Travelogue 1: London & First Talk in Milton Keynes

Is there a more wonderful city in the world than London? You know I’m not a city girl, at least I’d never want to  live in one, but I love visiting vibrant cities, and surely London is one of the best.  The only city I can think of that could compete with London is Sydney, Australia. Show More Summary

“The Laugh’s on Me” Story Contest Winners

Did you note the plural, “winners”? So many great stories came in that we struggled to choose a winner. (Such a difficult chore, poor us!) We ended up awarding the prize to two stories, both very different ones, but equally deserving. Show More Summary

USDA Internet Sale Regulations

Mea culpa. Awhile back I hastily posted a Here Here! on Facebook about the new USDA regulations targeting internet sales of dogs. The regulations narrow the definition of “retail pet stores” in order to regulate the sales of animalsShow More Summary

MRIs and Dogs

Did you hear about the study that taught dogs to voluntarily participate in research using MRIs ? The work was done by Gregory Berns, a PhD and physician who studies, in his words, “the neurobiological basis for individual preferences...Show More Summary

Gotta Love that Recall

Last night I went outside to feed the cats and called “NELLIE! NELLIE! POLLY! POLLY!” and both cats came running like circus cats from behind the barn. Later I took the dogs out to potty; Willie wheeled around in a microsecond when I...Show More Summary

What the Dog Knows

I considered calling this blog “I smell dead people,” but decided that the phrase, if searched on google, might add some folks to the conversation we’d rather avoid. However, it is actually a perfect title to a great book, released tomorrow, titled What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs. Show More Summary

Carolina Dogs, “Ancient Dogs,” and Bathroom Behavior

I’ve been intrigued lately by a breed of dog called the Carolina Dog. These dogs have been in the news lately, because a study of the genetics of the domestic dog suggested that several of the American dog breeds (Chihuahua for example) have origins from ancient Asian breeds rather more recent European ones. Show More Summary

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