Posts Tagged “dog behavior”

Why Does A Dog Sticks Its Head Out The Car Window?

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Why Does A Dog Sticks Its Head Out The Car Window?

by Pete Decker   When you are a pet parent, it is important that you know the activities that are safe for your dog and the ones that are not, the things that your pet loves and those that it dislikes. Most dogs love sticking their heads out of the window when you take them in…

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Sharing your bed with your dog is healthy!

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Sharing your bed with your dog is healthy!

  1. You’ll get better sleep: Dogs are known to relieve stress and anxiety, meaning you will spend less time tossing and turning and more time relaxing. Being around our dogs decreases the cortisol levels in our brains, which cause us to feel anxious or stressed out. 2. You will feel safer: Having someone who…

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Podcast-Teaching Safe Child/Dog Interaction to Parents

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Podcast-Teaching Safe Child/Dog Interaction to Parents

The internet is full of pictures and video of small children and infants in close interaction with dogs.  How safe are these children? What are the proper  ways for children to interact with dogs and what role should parents and guardians play to keep all safe? In this interview with Dr. Sophia Yin, we talk…

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Trusting Your Dog Home Alone

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Trusting Your Dog Home Alone

by Lyndsay Eliasof, Camp Bow Wow      When you’re away for the day, whether at work, running errands, or with friends, you want your dog to be safe, comfortable, and secure while you’re gone! Make sure you allow your dog ample time to potty before you leave for the day. Eliminate access to any rooms or…

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Witnessing People Treating their Dogs Badly-What Do You Do?

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Witnessing People Treating their Dogs Badly-What Do You Do?

Over the last few years when out in public with my dog I have witnessed people doing questionable things to their own dogs or handling behavioral situations in a way that make me cringe.  For the most part I do not say anything since at times in the past things got a bit heated, particularly…

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Meet Veterinarian and Animal Behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin

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Meet Veterinarian and Animal Behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin

Dr. Sophia Yin knows what it’s like to have a problem pet and nowhere to turn for professional help. And she has witnessed countless fractured relationships between misunderstood pets and their frustrated humans companions. As a result, her mission in life is to improve our understanding of animals and their behavior so that we can…

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Responsible precautions for large breed dog owners

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Responsible precautions for large breed dog owners

Rules for responsible owners of powerful  dogs 1. Spay or neuter your dog Spaying and neutering your dog can decrease aggression when done at an early age. The optimal age lies between 6-9 months, particularly with male dogs. After your dog surpasses 10-12 months, altering is less effective in reducing aggression. Yet, the rule of…

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