Archive | August, 2010

How Do I Stop My Dog From Going Crazy When The Doorbell Rings?

  Why Do They Do That? This is a question I often hear in class and it came up yesterday in a class in relation to doorbells. What is all that excitement about?  Why do they run around like they just won the lottery? Because they did! They know that when the doorbell rings all sorts […]

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Dogs Just Wanna’ Have Fun!

Don’t you wish you could start every day with this sort of energy and happiness? I sure do!

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What Is Clicker Training?

What exactly is “clicker training” ?  The clicker, which is a small, handheld, noisemaker, makes a distinctive sound that is used to mark behaviors that you would like to see repeated. In the beginning, it is associated with a reward, generally food (but not always).  So a “click” is followed rapidly by a treat (C/T). Once […]

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Q: What Do You Do About Bedbugs? A: Get A Beagle

More and more stories are appearing about the prevalence  and increase of bedbugs in the US .  New York City has even set aside a half million dollars to deal with the pesky pests who have infested the Empire State Building, a theater, a district attorney’s office, and even an upscale lingerie store. Is nothing […]

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Quadriplegic Trains Her Own Service Dog After Organizations Say “No”

 Doodle At Your Service is a very new blog where you can follow the trials and travails of a young woman training her own service dog. Eva is 27, a college grad, and a quadriplegic.  After encountering major difficulties in acquiring a service dog through the traditional channels, she decided to take the bull by the horns and […]

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Funny 2011 Dog Calendar

I love this 2011 Yoga Puppies Wall Calendar from Browntrout. It makes me smile everytime I look at it! And there are those who claim that their dogs really do love yoga and pose right along with them! For even more inspiration here is a slideshow of man and beast exercising together covering everything from swimming and hiking to […]

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Top Five Benefits To Having A Dog-Friendly Workplace

For quite some time now we have been had empirical proof of the health benefits of companion dogs. It has been shown that dogs have a positive effect on patients with cardiovascular disease, on lowering the need for pain medications, lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, increase in exercise, and in the treatment of chronic pain. […]

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Stairs Are A Slippery Slope

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Kibble, Kids, and Salmonella Contamination

An interesting article appeared in the New York Times recently linking, they said, for the first time, salmonella infections in children and kibble. These cases occured between 2006 and 2008 and involved, among others, 32 children under the age of 2. I was a bit puzzled by the story, because I didn’t think it is the first […]

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Rescue Ink – An Animal Rescue Group With Real Attitude

Rescue Ink is a rescue group that is, as they claim,  not for your mother! This is a NYC based group with massive amounts of attitude, whose purpose is not just to rescue animals of many species, but to educate people about animal abuse and neglect. While writing the post about Operation Roger, which is […]

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