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"Generations of dogs have been labeled training-lemons for requiring actual motivation when all along they were perfectly normal. Numerous other completely and utterly normal dogs have been branded…
Whole Dog Daily Tip Like all yeasts, candida thrives on sugars, including those from grains, starches, and other carbohydrates. Beneficial bacteria (such as Lactobacillus acidophilus) metabolize…
By Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA   On any given day, depending on the circumstances, a dog might have a multitude of opportunities to meet and greet a number of other creatures: dogs, cats, horses, a…
Some new research which looks at differences in the behavioral characteristics of dogs obtained as puppies from pet stores compared to those obtained from noncommercial breeders has produced some…
Article by: Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA If competition isn’t your thing, you can do a simpler activity at home with your dog that we call Nose Games. You can do just the easy parts – hiding treats…
Article provided by: Whole Dog Journal Article written by: Sassafras Lowrey On more than one occasion, people have asked me if my dog is autistic. Charlotte, a former street dog, has behavioral…
By Sassafras Lowrey Usually humping is associated with male dogs, but humping is also very common amongst female dogs. Some girls will hump toys or other objects, some hump air, others hump other…
By Nancy Kerns I’ve always wondered the origin of the practice of pushing a puppy or dog’s bottom to the ground in order to “teach her to sit.” Who was the first person to do this, and why is the…
By Nancy Tucker, CPDT-KA As a trainer I can honestly declare that the most common behaviour issue I am contacted to help resolve is pulling while walking on leash. Being able to walk with our dogs…
By Nancy Kerns There are innumerable exotic diseases and bizarre injuries that can potentially afflict any individual dog, but, sadly, the vast majority of dogs in this country today will suffer…
By Catherine Ashe, DVM The esophagus is a muscular, distensible organ that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Megaesophagus is a common disorder in dogs that describes slow motility with…
By Sassafras Lowrey Last fall I moved to Portland, Oregon, where marijuana is legal. Though I do not use marijuana, I have become very vigilant to ensure my dogs don’t ever get exposed to it.…
Interdog Aggression in Dogs   Inter-dog aggression occurs when a dog is overly aggressive towards dogs in the same household or unfamiliar dogs. This behavior is often considered normal, but some…
By Kyle Grusling, DVM Many dogs are amazing athletes, capable of running faster, jumping higher, and displaying better endurance than most human sports stars. But even when they are not very…
By Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA There is no doubt that it’s immensely beneficial for dogs to be able to run off-leash. Most dogs cannot even come close to getting adequate exercise on the end of a…
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