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Why Do Dogs React to Cats?

Is it the sight of the cat, the sound of a cat, or the smell of a cat that excites dogs the most? The answer might surprise you.

6:59 am poem | Love and longing in the cosmos

Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. “I’ve been told that people in the army do more by 7:00 am than I do in an entire day But if I wake at 6:59 am and turn to you to trace the outline of your lips with mine I...Show More Summary

Veterinary Medicine, Incorporated

Two giant corporate players have been making veterinary headlines as of late.  Mars, Incorporated, the candy maker (M&M’s, Snickers, Twix, etc.), pet food manufacturer (Royal Canin, Pedigree, Iams, Whiskas, etc.), and owner of Banfield Pet Hospital with its... Read More

What’s The Most Beautiful Thing You’ve Read?

Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. Late last night on Instagram, a little kitten asked this dog, “What’s The Most Beautiful Thing You’ve Read?” The unassumingly innocent question sent this dog tumbling down the rabbit hole. Show More Summary

Dog adopted by Monastery Is Enjoying Life As A Monk Now!

Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. A stray dog adopted by monastery is giving this lad a newfound hope in religion. Often given a bad name by its practitioners, religion suffers the same reputation as wars and politics. Show More Summary

Best cake in the world

I just couldn’t resist sending this out: Without question the most amazing cake ever made in the world, thanks to my hosts in Boxboro, MA at the New England Dog Training Club. Nancy and Cindy had the cake made. (I am so sorry, I forget the name of the farm fresh market that made it…  […]

If You Want to Live Longer, Get a Dog

New data shows that pet ownership can increase the longevity of people with health risk issues.

Book Review: The Domestic Dog, edited by James Serpell

If you are a serious student of domestic dog behavior, you need this book. Its full title is The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behavior and Interactions with People (2nd edition). It’s not inexpensive, but well worth it. ($44.69 on Amazon, but don’t hesitate to contact your local Indie store to see what they’d charge you.)  […]

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...

Dog Owners Are Wrong About the Health Benefits of Raw Diets

Despite dog owners' beliefs that raw animal product dog foods are healthier data suggests that they are unsafe.

See if We Can Guess Your Pet’s Name?

Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. ‘What’s in a name?’ quipped Shakespeare but if you see it from a dog’s perspective, its everything. The rich sense of smells and sounds apart, the most gifted of our canine friends have a vocabulary of about 300 odd words. Show More Summary

How to Handle Reactive Dogs

I’m just back from the first phase of book tour, and so much of what came up on the dog-lover side related to “reactive” dogs. As I talk about in The Education of Will, dogs can be psychologically traumatized too, and one of the symptoms of that is “hyper-reactivity.” Just as a veteran soldier with […]

Alaska’s New Divorce Law: Pets Are More Than Property

My interest is always piqued by news of changes in laws that view animals as family members rather than personal property. Case in point is a newly amended law in Alaska (Amendment HB 147) that requires consideration of... Read More

Do Dogs Ever Lie to or Try to Deceive People?

New data shows that dogs are capable of being deceptive around people when it is in their own self-interest.

Dog writes an open letter to the ladies – Happy Women’s Day!

Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. Dear Ladies, Happy Women’s day! Through the tides of time you’ve held us, healed us and found us homes. There for sure are worlds and words that we dogs know nothing of. Like...Show More Summary

A Request to the Village re the Education of Will

Months ago, when in the first stages of planning publicity for my new book, I asked my editor why book tours were always so brutal. And they are–by now I’ll have given 9 talks in less than two weeks, and visited 8 cities. On some days, I got up at 4 A, to make a […]

X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI and CT: Which Imaging Study is the Best Choice for Your Pet?

Why has your veterinarian recommended an MRI scan rather than a plain ole’ x-ray of your dog’s back? Why a CT scan rather than an ultrasound of your kitty? Nowadays, when it comes to diagnostic imaging, there are... Read More

All you need to know about Healthy Treats for your puppy, adult or senior dog

Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. Have you ever come across a dog who doesn’t like treats? Neither have we. But there’s so much to dog treats than just leisurely snacking. Treats are an integral part of your...Show More Summary

Do Purebred and Mixed-Breed Dogs Show Behavior Differences?

Purebred and mixed-breed dogs differ in terms of their personality and the likelihood of behavior problems.

Sleep Disturbance Case – Urgent

I’m busy on book tour, but was asked about this case at the Ohio Vet Conference late last week. You can read the description below, but the bottom line is this sweet, dear hound mix, Kasey, was rescued from a research lab but needs rescuing again. We didn’t have much time to talk about the case […]

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