Dog Training: Should corrections be used as a last resort?
Dog training

Dog Training: Should corrections be used as a last resort?

When I’m training my dog I prefer to use positive reinforcement as much as possible – treats and praise. But sometimes a correction is what’s needed for the best results, and using a correction is not my last resort.

Dog Shaming
Dog shaming

Dog Shaming

10 dogs that have gotten themselves on the wall of shame, including my dog Ace.

That Mutt helps a new shelter dog each month
Dog adoption

That Mutt helps a new shelter dog each month

ThatMutt.com raises money to help sponsor a shelter dog each month. For the month of February, the dog is Otis, a pug/beagle mix with Priceless Pet Rescue in Chino Hills, Calif.

Leaving your dog home alone for the first time
Dog behavior

Leaving your dog home alone for the first time

What should you do to prepare your dog for being left alone for the first time?

Guess That Mutt
Aww

Guess That Mutt

Three very cute dogs are waiting for you to guess their breeds – Louie, Russell and Ringo.

Leave your best guesses in the comments section.

When is it OK to run with senior dogs? (A vet’s point of view)
Dog exercise

When is it OK to run with senior dogs? (A vet’s point of view)

I asked Veterinarian Tom Watson to share his expertise on running with senior dogs.

Dog Training: Yes, I use shock and prong collars
Dog training

Dog Training: Yes, I use shock and prong collars

I have used or at least recommended almost every single training collar available – prong collars, shock collars, Gentle Leaders, anti-pull harnesses.

Cat Shaming (featuring Beamer and Scout)
Cat Photobombs

Cat Shaming (featuring Beamer and Scout)

I seriously have the world’s worst two cats. They could have their own weekly cat shaming post all to themselves.

When a dog needs a second chance
Dog adoption

When a dog needs a second chance

Otis had a family, but due to his health issues the family had made the difficult choice to take Otis to the vet to end his life, according to the rescue.

Why shelters need to treat rude adopters with respect
Dog adoption

Why shelters need to treat rude adopters with respect

It’s impossible to please everyone, of course, but for every person who walks out of your shelter disappointed or frustrated, you can bet she’s going to tell other people.