Dogs Life at Home Training & Grooming

Keep the Dog Inside the Fence!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Once a dog starts escaping a yard, it can become a habit. This is because when your dog leaves, there’s potential for a grand and rewarding adventure. Here’s what to do to keep your dog safe.

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Teaching the Seek Back as a Game

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Seek Back is used by police to send a dog to search a large area where a crime may have been committed. A trained dog will search methodically, quartering the area and searching back and forth, the way you might mow a lawn, so they don’t miss a spot. Once they find something that […]

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Bag It! Protect Pets From Choking Hazard

Reading Time: 2 minutes This doesn’t happen every day, but it does happen, and some pet parents are unaware of the danger presented by plastic bags to companion animals, from curious ferrets to dogs and cats. Veterinarians are busier removing dog toys or rubber bands from all-too-curious dogs, cats, and ferrets who have ingested them compared to dealing with […]

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Adopt a Pet Online? Here’s How Shelters Are Making It Work

Reading Time: 3 minutes Like many animal lovers, Lili Chin decided to adopt a pet during the coronavirus pandemic. After the death of her beloved dog Boogie, the author/illustrator of the book “Doggie Language: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend” and her husband decided to branch into cats. With COVID-19 raging in Los Angeles, they reached […]

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New Airline Rules Regarding Emotional Support Animals: What You Need to Know

Reading Time: 3 minutes Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, I was a frequent flyer. Sometimes I even traveled with my little Poodle, Peach, in her carrier after paying the required pet fee. As a pet writer and dog advocate, I grew increasingly concerned by the dramatic increase in fake service dogs and alleged emotional support animals (ESAs). It was […]

Dogs Fears & Anxieties Life at Home

Why Does My Dog Act Out When I Am on the Phone?

Reading Time: 3 minutes I was playing fetch with my dog Ziggy one day and he was doing so well retrieving the rubber duck I would throw for him that I decided to video part of his workout and send it to a friend so he could teach his dog what I was teaching Ziggy. I took out my […]

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Get Shed of Pet Fur

Reading Time: 3 minutes Is shedding a big hairy deal at your house? Our black German Shepherd used to shed drifts of hairy tumbleweeds that turned cream carpet to gray. Now Bravo the Bullmastiff’s short red hairs transform our socks into fuzzy slippers. Karma-Kat’s short silver fur and Shadow-Pup’s gray undercoat cling to upholstery and clothing, and float through […]

Dogs Veterinary Care

Treatment May Help Painful Canine Stomatitis

Reading Time: 3 minutes Zoey was a typical goofy shepherd mix. When her owner noticed excessive drooling and a reluctance to eat in the normally happy dog, she sought veterinary help. Zoey’s condition was diagnosed as canine chronic ulcerative stomatitis (CCUS). Signs of Stomatitis Dogs suffering from this disease develop severe inflammation and oral ulcers on the tongue, the […]

Activities & Enrichment Dogs Life at Home

How to Make Your Dog Happy and Even Laugh

Reading Time: 4 minutes We know how much our dogs make us happy and even laugh. And scientists confirm that snuggling with our dogs unleashes oxytocin, informally referred to as the cuddle chemical. Medical studies confirm again and again that hanging out with dogs can lower our blood pressure, reduce our stress levels, and boost our moods. But when […]

Dogs Life at Home

When Harry Met Minnie: The Story of a Double Friendship

Reading Time: 4 minutes During her four-decade career as a CBS news correspondent, Martha Teichner has covered wars, royal weddings, school shootings, earthquakes, and other headline-events all over the world. She has interviewed world leaders, striking coal miners, and Cuban refugees, earning a dozen Emmys. But ask her the one unshakable constant in her life and she will quickly […]