Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Genius of Dogs: Heralds New Era in Dog Cognition Research

I just finished reading Brian Hare’s and Vanessa Woods’ book, The Genius of Dogs. I was anxious to get my hands on this book and was looking forward to learning about the latest studies on dog cognition. I had also

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Our Dogs Need Trainers and Vets Collaborating

According to Fatzò & al. (2006), when faced with behavior issues with Rex or Fido, most owners will first and above all, talk to their veterinarian during routine visits. Veterinarians are often the first pet professional to hear about the

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Can dogs really feel guilt?

Jack Russell Terrier Demi

Do Dogs feel guilt? All over the world, well-intended owners scold dogs, as they attempt to teach their pooch out of peeing on the carpet, tearing through the trash, or destroying the furniture. As Sam walks through the door after

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How bored is your dog?

It’s a well-established fact that dogs and humans have lived together for a very long time. With the industrial revolution however, as our lifestyle has dramatically changed, so has the life of our dearest companions. Instead of working with us,

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When the dog/human bond breaks down…What can we do?

With about 62% of households in the US owning a pet and over $55.53 billion spent every year, clearly Americans have proven their love for animals. Dogs and cats of course hold a very special place in our hearts with

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Can your dog recognize you from a picture?

Have you ever considered sending a picture of yourself to your beloved dog while he’s waiting for your return from vacation? Most of us would probably not think of this as anything meaningful to the dog. Yet, research is now

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Dog training revolution in French speaking countries

Clicker training was a revelation for me. When I was living in France (where I spent 30 years of my life) and first came across the couple of videos that were on the market in the US, almost 15 years

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