My dog barks in the car

My mutt Ace has developed a barking habit. I credit that to me slacking off in training him and not giving my dog enough exercise….

Is the pitbull a dog breed?

Is the pitbull a dog breed?

Usually the word “pitbull” refers to the American pit bull terrier or the American Staffordshire terrier. However, many breeds or mixed breeds are dubbed with the “pit” name incorrectly.

Your comments support a dog shelter

The top-commenter contest for February will be a little different than the last few months. At the end of the month, the number of comments…

Can dogs and cats get along?

How to help dogs and cats get along Whether or not dogs and cats can get along depends entirely on the human. The human needs…

Dogs need more exercise
Dog behavior

Dogs need more exercise

If you have to ask whether or not your dog is getting enough exercise, the answer is no, he is not.

Is there horse meat in dog food?

Pet food companies in the United States cannot use horse meat, according to the Equine Protection Network, which is a group dedicated to making a…

Volunteer at a dog shelter

People have been asking me about what’s involved with volunteering at an animal shelter and how to get started. There are so many ways to…

Featured mutt: Dalmation/springer spaniel mix

Note: If you have a mixed-breed dog you’d like to see featured on my site, send information and photos to The first featured mutt…

Foster a dog

Foster a dog

Congratulations Vixen! We wish you the best luck with your new family. We’ll miss you!

Dog trainer radio show

Ty Brown over at Dog Behavior Online now hosts his own radio show on Voice America. The first show of “Ty the Dog Guy” airs…

How to lead a dominant dog

It’s been interesting living with a dominant pitbull. I’m used to my mutt Ace – a.k.a. the boy who pees like a girl and lets…

Is my dog dumb?

We have to remember dogs are dogs, and we love them because they are dogs. Don’t mistake your dog’s thoughts and emotions for human experiences….

15 things to consider before fostering a dog
Dog adoption

15 things to consider before fostering a dog

I encourage many people to foster adoptable dogs, but it isn’t for everyone. Last year I made the mistake of fostering a dog I wasn’t prepared…