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Training and Behavior

Some dogs are wearing yellow ribbons. The meaning behind this is something EVERYONE should know.

Do you know what a yellow ribbon on a dog or dog's leash means? It means this dog needs some space. Just like an amber traffic light, a yellow ribbon is a signal to proceed with caution. It's to help people, especially children, easily identify that the dog needs to be approached slowly and that interactions between you or your dog should be discussed with the dog’s handler beforehand. The yellow ribbon is not necessarily...
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Direction a dog's tail wags in reveals more about their mood than previously thought

  A new study reveals that the direction a dog's tail wags in reveals more about their emotions than previously thought. Scientists determined that if a dog's tail wags to the right they are happy; if it wags to the left, they could be scared. The scientists involved in the study concluded that dogs use their tails to deliver subtle signals to other dogs that are hidden from humans and mean more than simply "I'm...
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Newest Articles

My Training

I adopted a 9 week old Domeranian named Milo a little bit ago. It has been quite the learning process. He is the first animal I have ever owned. I grew up in a house of animals, but I wasn't the only one responsible for them. It's very different when it's just you and the animal, you really form a connection and an understanding of their personality. It's a whole new learning process not just...
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I NEED ADVICE ASAP... PLEASE!

A PROBLEM IM HAVING WITH MY 10 MONTH OLD PUP.. WELL ITS NOT MUCH OF A PROBLEM.. NOW.. BUT LATER MAYBE IT WILL BE.. OUR NEIGHBORS HAVE KIDS AND THEY GO TO THE FENCE TO PET HER.. SHE LOVES IT.. BUT THEIR DOG CAME INTO MY YARD AND MY 10 MONTH OLD PUP WAS CORNERING THE DOG IN EVERY CORNER.. SHE WOULDNT GROWL OR ANYTHING.. BUT THE OTHER DOG WAS LITERALLY ALMOST HOWLING.. I DONT KNOW...
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BLONDIE WILL BE HOUSE TRAINED

After doing some logical thinking... i have decided to offer my landlord another 200 dollar deposit so he can let me have mypitbull inside... as long as she is house trained... therefore.. everything will go back to normal for this little 10 month old pup... oh!! she's also getting spayed and neutered this weekend :D
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Calm music during thunderstorm

Played my dog calm music.  I have never seen her more relaxed during a thunderstorm.   Usually Mia is the timid mouse during thunderstorms and New Year's Eve. But with my latest discovery on Youtube the small problem was successfully treated.
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The Happy Birthday Stick

I’ve been studying Boxer’s quirks since he moved in and get the biggest kick out of his obsession with sticks. I used to introduce him at the dog park as the Golden Retriever who didn’t retrieve. Throw a ball or stick and, sure, he’d chase it, but then he’d hang out in its general vicinity, looking around, clueless. Occasionally, he’d pick it up and… drop it. At other times he’d even trot a few feet...
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Dogs associate their owner’s scent with happiness

Dogs associate their owner’s scent with happy thoughts, according to a new study. Essentially, a dog can smell the scent of someone they like and it causes a positive reaction in the area of a dog's brain associated with pleasure. Scientist and study leader Gregory Berns at Emory University in Atlanta likens the dogs' reaction to the way a person reacts to the perfume or cologne of a loved one. In the experiment, dogs were presented...
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The Most Phobic Dog in the World

Back in August, when a friend called to ask if I could give his dog a home, I was thrilled to become Boxer’s foster mom. I’d met him a few times, but had no idea my new roommate is in the running to be the most phobic dog in the world. To say that walking Boxer was a challenge is an understatement. He’ll only walk familiar routes and is terrified of anyplace new. If an...
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Dog trick: balls and coins in jar (video)

Despite his disability, this lab really likes to learn new tricks.    
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Some dogs are wearing yellow ribbons. The meaning behind this is something EVERYONE should know.

Do you know what a yellow ribbon on a dog or dog's leash means? It means this dog needs some space. Just like an amber traffic light, a yellow ribbon is a signal to proceed with caution. It's to help people, especially children, easily identify that the dog needs to be approached slowly and that interactions between you or your dog should be discussed with the dog’s handler beforehand. The yellow ribbon is not necessarily...
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Tail Talk Translated

"He's fine. Look, his tail's wagging." This common comment heard at dog parks and beyond is at once helpful and misleading. Yes, a wagging tail often signals a happy hound, one eager to join the pack or be loved on by a two-legged stranger. Yet just as often the little tails wagging to the left suggest our pups are feeling anxious or at minimum unsure. Where we as humans interpreting our canine counterparts fail is...
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