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Do Adult Dogs Still Recognize Their Mothers?

Does the emotional link between a canine mother and her puppies carry over into their adulthood?

Always End on Good Note? (Please Don’t, Not Always.)

How many times have you heard or said “Always end a training session on a good note?” I heard it repeatedly when I first went into the field and said it myself, until I saw how much trouble it could cause a dog and his handler. I got to thinking about this training aphorism when […]

Hero dog who discovered drugs in his backyard becomes a K9 narcotics officer!

Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - Dog blog | Dog adoption India From nabbing terrorists to thwarting terror plots, dogs have emerged as our best line of defense in the post 9/11 world. But it is not just foiling terror plots, police dogs are also at the fore when it comes to busting drug dealers. Show More Summary

How Will Our Animals Respond to the Eclipse?

I’m mighty lucky in that a short hike to a clearing in the woods adjoining my property will place me in the zone of totality (I simply love this expression) for the upcoming eclipse. And the best part... Read More

Does "Tough Love" Produce Better Working Dogs?

Puppies with overly attentive mothers have poorer problem-solving abilities and are less likely to succeed as service dogs.

Tree Frogs, Baby Spiders & Sheep Dog Trials

Those things go together, right? Well, they did this weekend. Lucky me to discover this Gray Tree Frog hiding out in the day lilies. They are small, can take on the color of the substrate they’re on, and are only noticed if you are looking closely. Every time I find one in the garden it’s […]

Books written from dog’s point of view – What’s your favorite?

Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - Dog blog | Dog adoption India It isn’t surprising that dogs have waded through our imaginations given the history we share with them. If this dog were to curate a list of all things happy for the soul ?  dogs, books, travel, and food would feature for sure. Show More Summary

Fear Free Approach is Thriving

Representatives from the Fear Free Certification Program recently announced that approximately 5,500 veterinary professionals have achieved certification status and 14,000 more are in the midst of doing so. These are some monumental statistics given that the Fear Free... Read More

What Makes a Dog Notice a Person

Is it the sight of you, the sounds you make, or your scent that is most likely to make a dog aware that you are nearby?

Does Your Dog Come When Called? Every Time?

When Willie starting working sheep as a youngster, he didn’t want to quit. This is a high quality problem with a young sheepdog, but it’s still a problem. At some point you just have to end the session. It’s a common problem too–I’ve seen scores of adolescent Border Collies zoom around and around the flock […]

Things Your Vet Might Recommend for Your Pet’s Diarrhea

Diarrhea becomes a fact of life for most of our pets at some point or another. If the diarrhea persists for more than a few days or is recurrent, it’s a good idea to check in with your... Read More

Are Dog-Loving Millennials Driving House Prices Up?

More millennials are listing dogs as the biggest factor in their home buying decisions, ahead of marriage and children.

Maggie 1, Willie Whoops

We’re just back from a great, small trial in Minnesota at the home of Janis and Dan Reuter. A heartfelt thanks to them for all the work it takes to put on a trial, especially at a farm only five months old. Not to mention the stamina of Robin Reasoner for setting out all day […]

Dear Dr. Kay……

As a change of pace I thought it might be fun to share a few questions I’ve received from readers like you. I hope that they, along with my responses, are of interest and who knows, you may... Read More

Have Dogs Specifically Evolved to Eat Bread and Pasta?

Do dogs benefit from a raw meat diet? While wolves are genetically programmed to eat meat, dogs have genes that allow them to digest carbohydrates.

What Was I thinking? (Rescue Regrets are Usually Temporary)

“Oh No. What HAVE I done?” Ever had that thought after bringing a new dog into your home? Usually around day three? Here’s the good news: It’s almost universal, and it almost always goes away. Here’s the usual course of events after bringing home a new puppy or dog: Like any responsible pet owner, you […]

Nellie Appears to Be Older Than We Thought

I recently published information about the changes that occur as our dogs age and what we can do to enhance their longevity. As of late, I’ve unexpectedly discovered that this information has become relevant in my own household.... Read More

Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time

Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - Dog blog | Dog adoption India Kaalu bear, you will be loved. Forever. Connect with Dog with Blog on Facebook Twitter  G+  The post Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time appeared first on Dog With Blog.

How Good Is a Dog's Ability to Remember People?

There are suggestions that dogs can remember and may recognize particular people even after years of separation.

Seven Things You Can Do to Enhance Your Dog’s Longevity

I recently addressed common age-related changes in dogs. Thinking about such changes begs the question, what can we do enhance the longevity of our canine companions. Here is a list of my top seven recommendations all of which... Read More

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