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Win a Pet Tutor® for your Hero!

QUEST: To leave no stone unturned, to search the universe and reveal the most deserving “Hero to the Animals” by New Years Day.  WHEN: NOW until New Year’s Eve Midnight (Eastern Standard Time) Who: A hardworking, dedicated, talented, selfless person

Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Misc, Positive Animal Training, service dogs, Shelter, Technology, Training tools

10 steps to getting a great dog from the shelter

I train service dogs for a living. Where do I get my dogs? From the local shelters! 100% of the dogs that we train and place as service dogs come predominantly from the local Humane Societies and rescue groups and have

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Misc, Resource, Shelter

Shelter dogs: studies highlight why some are adopted, others aren’t

The leading cause of death of our companion dogs is euthanasia in shelters. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), about 60% of dogs entering shelters are euthanized (ASPCA 2011). Some of these dogs

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Misc, Shelter

Dog play, fun and seriously therapeutic

Butts up in the air, after a quick play bow, the dogs take off running, barking, jumping, chasing, growling, stalking and mouthing. Dogs having a good time playing together are quite a spectacle to watch! They can go from stalking

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Posted in Children, Dog behavior, Dog/human relationship, emotions, Fun, Psychology, science, Shelter

Thanks for Giving – to all the shelter and rescue workers

An estimated 3-4 million cats and dogs are put to death in the US alone (according to the APPA statistics). That’s a fantastic decrease from to 12-20 million that were euthanized in the 70s, especially since the overall number of

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Posted in Dog/human relationship, Misc, Shelter

August 26th – It’s National Dog Day!

We’ve shared our life with dogs for several thousands of years.  Dogs keep us company, make us laugh and comfort us when we’re having a bad day.  They help us feel safe in our homes, save our lives by finding

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Posted in Dog/human relationship, Misc, Shelter
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