Entries by bruce

5 Reasons To Talk To Your Dog On A Daily Basis

Conversations with your dog are one-sided, but you don’t need a verbal response to know talking to your furry best friend is a good idea. No matter how silly you think you sound, striking up a conversation while you’re out on a walk, cuddling on the couch, or preparing dinner has benefits you probably don’t […]

Leash Reactivity in Otherwise Friendly Dogs

Leashes Interfere with Dogs’ Normal Social Interaction Picture in your mind two dogs meeting and greeting, off-leash. They engage in a social dance – advancing, retreating, moving around each other, sniffing various body parts, giving body language signals intended to keep the interaction civil. Sometimes the movements are slow; sometimes they are quick. If one […]

How to Stop Two Dogs Being Jealous Over a Human

Don’t be the tug toy in the war between your dogs. What you may perceive as two dogs showing the jealous behavior of a human is likely a power struggle between the dogs. Dogs have an innate pack mentality. Part of the pack mentality is that the alpha dog gets first dibs on food, toys […]

9 Signs Your Pet Is Jealous

Sometimes our pets behave in a way that suggests they are jealous. When we bend down to pet another dog, our pup may shove his way in front of us, knocking our hand away from his canine companion. A cat may excessively meow when you’re not paying attention to him, or a dog may annoyingly […]

10 Things We Do That Our Dogs Just Don’t Understand

Our dogs are intelligent, soulful, emotional, and deeply entwined in every aspect of our lives. With all that in mind, it can be easy to forget that dogs are not just furry humans! They have their own canine customs and codes of conduct. Despite our best intentions, we often exhibit behaviors that can be confusing, […]

Why is my adult dog suddenly going to the bathroom in the house?

Whether the cause is physical or behavioral, replenish your well of patience and take these steps to alleviate the problem. More than just a guilty look, there could be plenty of things going on when your adult dog starts having accidents in the house. Whether it’s aggression, anxiety or even house-training, take measures to address […]

How will your alpha dog fit in at dog daycare?

If you have an alpha dog, you might wonder what days will be like for your pup and his new pals when spending time at dog daycare. First, how do you even know if you have an alpha dog? People tend to think of dominant, alpha and aggressive dogs are the same, when in fact […]

8 Ways To Spoil The Living Daylights Out Of Your Dog

It’s common knowledge that you love your dog – even she knows it. And sure, you give her a belly rub every day and that makes her happy. But every now and then it’s nice to treat her to something extra special. Here are five way to spoil the daylights out of your best friend, […]

Stop Putting Dogs In Truck Beds, More Than 100,000 Dogs Die Each Year

Pickup trucks are a popular vehicle in the United States. Unfortunately, many models are not equipped with a backseat. Even with four-door models, dogs are often put in the truck bed to protect the vehicle from shedding and dog dirt– and to give Fido some fresh air. Putting your dog in a truck bed, even […]

Why Omega-3 Can Help a Dog Who Is Constantly Biting Their Paws

If your dog frequently chews on his paws, you know how painful it is to watch, let alone how excruciating it can be for your pup. Once you’ve ruled out infections, and environmental/food allergens, one of the most effective ways to soothe the itch is to ensure your dog is getting enough essential fatty acids […]