Dog aggression in doorways, gates and other entryways
Dog behavior

Dog aggression in doorways, gates and other entryways

Dog bites are more likely to happen in doorways or other entryways because of all the excitement of someone arriving.

How do you know if you should adopt your foster dog?
Dog adoption

How do you know if you should adopt your foster dog?

How did you decide whether or not to adopt your foster dog or cat?

Happy Valentine’s Day from Ace and Lana
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Happy Valentine’s Day from Ace and Lana

Happy Valentine’s Day from Ace and Lana!

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Indoor pig named Amy stars in this Washington dog agility class
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Indoor pig named Amy stars in this Washington dog agility class

A 5-month-old pig has joined a dog agility class and obedience class near Seattle.

Our foster dog Lana, learning basic obedience
Dog adoption

Our foster dog Lana, learning basic obedience

Lana (her name is “Robin” with the rescue) is up for adoption with Labs & More Rescue in San Diego.

Lost schnauzer shows up at hospital to find her owner, a patient there
Dogs in the news

Lost schnauzer shows up at hospital to find her owner, a patient there

A miniature Schnauzer named Sissy ended up at a hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, apparently looking for her owner who was staying there.

How to stop my puppy from biting and jumping for attention
Basic training

How to stop my puppy from biting and jumping for attention

To get a hyper puppy or dog to stop jumping up or biting at you, I recommend ignoring unwanted behavior and rewarding calm behavior. But that’s easier said than done.

Ever wish people would give your reactive dog space on walks?
Dog behavior

Ever wish people would give your reactive dog space on walks?

I’m sharing an example of a mistake I made where I allowed a stranger to get too close to my dogs.

DogNation.net to donate $500 to ‘best’ shelter or rescue – vote now
Dog adoption

DogNation.net to donate $500 to ‘best’ shelter or rescue – vote now

Voting is taking place now in DogNation.net’s “Best Friend’s Friend” Contest. The winning shelter will receive $500.

Animal shelters get creative with these Valentine’s adoption specials
Dog adoption

Animal shelters get creative with these Valentine’s adoption specials

I thought I’d feature a couple of different groups that are offering Valentine’s Day adoption specials this month.

Dog lovers raise $9K to help stray dog hit by car in South Carolina
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Dog lovers raise $9K to help stray dog hit by car in South Carolina

Dog lovers have raised more than $9,000 to help a German shorthaired pointer named Ozzy who was hit by a car.

Do your dogs and cats cuddle together?
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Do your dogs and cats cuddle together?

My Lab mix Ace and my cat Scout have lived together for 8 years now, and they have just started sharing this red bed recently.

NYTimes essay: ‘#RIP: Grieving my dog offline’
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NYTimes essay: ‘#RIP: Grieving my dog offline’

While I have not yet lost and grieved over a pet in the “social media era,” I could still relate to the essay “#RIP: Grieving my dog offline” in the New York Times.