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2014 – The first Pet Technology Conference

Just 10 years ago, who would of thought we could hold an entire conference on technology in the pet industry? We have crossed the Rubicon earlier this month in Silicon Valley, home of many of the largest technology corporations. Innovations

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Posted in Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Misc, Positive Animal Training, science, Separation anxiety, Technology, Training tools

The rise of Petnologies

The 21st century has certainly marked a turn in the development and use of technology. Most of us carry in our pockets a miniaturized computer allowing us everything from calling others, to checking our email, our stocks and the weather

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Posted in Misc, Positive Animal Training, science, Technology, Training tools

5 loving ways to pet a dog

We’ve all heard of the many health benefits of owning a dog; from reducing our blood pressure and heart rate to increasing our immune system. Being in the presence of a dog or better, touching and petting a dog is

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog/human relationship, emotions, Misc, Psychology

Acts of punishment are stronger than rewards

We sometimes assume that choosing punishment or rewards in training is merely a matter of personal preferences. We use the tools that we deem the most effective, and that we have grown proficient with. If we can teach a dog

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, emotions, Fear, Misc, Positive Animal Training, Psychology

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

Getting A Dog; A User Guide

As dog lovers, we’re sometimes faced with a decision that can have a big impact on our life: getting a dog. Whether it’s our first dog or we’re replacing a dog that recently passed or we already have a dog

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog/human relationship, Misc

Medical Detection Dogs: new applications for life saving canines

What would you do if your dog was constantly sniffing or even trying to bite a mole off of your leg? Today, you might take it seriously and run to the doctor’s office, but 20 years ago, who could have

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Posted in Dog training, scent, science

When science and dog training come together – SPARCS 2014

Dog lovers from all walks of life are often convinced that they have a fairly strong understanding of dog behavior. From the dog guardians to the dog professionals, most feel confident about interpreting canine behavior and are quick at dispensing

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Educational, Misc, science

Choke collars, prong collars or flat collars are harmful training tools

Since dogs aren’t allowed to walk around the world freely, our canines are required to wear some kind of equipment that we can hook the leash to. For many guardians, taking a walk with their dog is often quite challenging

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Misc, Training tools

Dog barking: different types and treatments

Barking is loud, obnoxious, irritating and is very hard to tolerate. It’s meant to be! When a baby cries, we feel an insurmountable urge to do something about it. In the same way, when our dog barks, we’re compelled to

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, emotions, Fear, Misc, Psychology, Separation anxiety
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