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.
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
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
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 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
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… […]
New data shows that pet ownership can increase the longevity of people with health risk issues.
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.) […]
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...
Despite dog owners' beliefs that raw animal product dog foods are healthier data suggests that they are unsafe.
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
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 […]
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
New data shows that dogs are capable of being deceptive around people when it is in their own self-interest.
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
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 […]
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
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
Purebred and mixed-breed dogs differ in terms of their personality and the likelihood of behavior problems.
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 […]