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The importance of preparing animals for the vet

Until recently, it was believed that animals didn’t feel pain or that they felt it differently than we do. In the past decade, research has shown that this simply isn’t true. Our pets definitely feel pain! We have stress when

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We just can’t resist puppies! Why?

Puppies are like gremlins. They bite everything in sight, including our hands, pant legs and favorite shoes. They pee all the time, chase after every moving object, and just like human toddlers are a ton of work! Yet, for some

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Educational, Fun, News, Resource, science

Human and Dog – a Bond of True Love

All over the world, extraordinary stories of dogs are reported in the news. In Scotland, an Akita jumped into freezing water to save his owner from drowning, in Australia, a dog laid next to his owner, trapped under his vehicle,

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Dog psychology trumps intuition and myth

So you’ve just come back from work, walked through your front door, and immediately notice the smell; this awful, yet familiar smell that unequivocally informs you that a dirty deed has been committed. Buster has relieved himself on the new

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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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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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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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Paris: a city of dog lovers

Besides in bark parks, our dogs in the US must be leashed at all times and kept out of most public places. When I moved back to the US about 10 years ago, after spending most of my life in

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