Tuesday, October 4, 2022
LifeFORCE 468×60
why dogs stretch

Why dogs stretch

Pay close attention to how your dog stretches. Does he do both “upward dog” and “downward dog”? Is the depth of the stretch equal...
why dogs shake

Why dogs shake off

How often does your dog shake off? Is it a full body shake or just the neck and upper body? Our dogs are smarter than...
how to car train your dog

How to car train your dog

As soon as you get ready to leave the house, your dog wants to tag along. Many of your trips together will include a...
How does your dog behave when you're out?

How does your dog behave when you’re out?

“Ever wonder what pets do when we’re not home?” This tagline from the animated movie The Secret Life of Pets poses a question we...
Can dogs read faces?

Can dogs read faces?

Dogs can discern different facial expressions and actually study faces much as we do, according to research published in Plos One.* Scientists used gaze-tracking...
Walk without pulling

Walk without pulling

Walk without pulling means just what it says. While your dog is on a leash, he can go ahead of you, behind you, or...
Oops! 12 mistakes most dog parents make

Oops! 12 mistakes most dog parents make

As dog parents, we strive to do the best for our canine companions. But we may overlook or misunderstand some aspects of canine care....
Why do dogs tilt their heads?

Why do dogs tilt their heads?

Does your dog tilt his head when you talk to him? Here's why.  Many people report that when they talk to their beloved canines, the...
Party tricks to teach your dog

Party tricks to teach your dog

Teaching your dog tricks adds fun, exercise and mental stimulation into his daily routine! People love to watch dogs perform tricks. And while not every...
How to choose a dog training class

How to choose a dog training class

Know what to ask and look for when choosing the right training class for you and your dog. Most of us recognize the importance...
Seeing eye-to-eye with your dog: the evolution of canine eye contact

Understanding canine eye contact

Does your dog ever make sustained eye contact with you? Discover the meaning behind his gaze. Does your dog stare into your eyes? A new...
What do our dogs learn from watching us?

What do our dogs learn from watching us?

Your canine companion picks up on more than you might think! Here's what dogs learn from watching us. From a dog’s point of view, the...
Teaching your dog the “Name Game”

Teaching your dog the “Name Game”

Want to challenge your dog's mind? See how many objects you can teach her to identify by name!  Who doesn’t love dog tricks? They’re such...
Is your dog scared of strangers?

Is your dog scared of strangers?

Many dogs react fearfully when they see or are approached by someone they don’t know. Gentle behaviour modification can help calm those fears, boost...
Top 10 dog training tips

Top 10 dog training tips

When it comes to training your dog, the keys to success are found in following these ten important steps. Dog training involves so much...
Train your dog to pose for photos like a pro – in 5 easy steps!

Train your dog to pose for photos like a pro – in 5 easy...

If your dog looks the other way or walks out of shot when you try to photograph him, you’re not alone. Follow these 5...
Tips on preventing dog bites

Tips on preventing dog bites

All canines can — and will — bite humans or other dogs in certain circumstances. Here's how to prevent a dog bite incident from...
6 tips to keep your dog off the furniture

6 tips to keep your dog off the furniture

Having trouble keeping your pup off the furniture? These six simple tips will help you train him to use his own bed instead! Everybody enjoys...
Behaviour proofing — a vital step when training your dog

Behaviour proofing — a vital step when training your dog

To ensure your dog doesn’t only “come” or “stay” in certain environments, add behaviour proofing to her training regime! Does your dog always respond when...
Young dogs go through moody “adolescent” phase, just like humans

Young dogs go through moody “adolescent” phase, just like humans

Research reveals that dogs stop listening when they go through puberty. In other words, they go through a moody teenage phase just like us! Like...
Exciting research reveals that the canine mind is much more complex than we think.

How does your dog’s mind work?

Exciting research reveals that the canine mind is much more complex than we think. What goes on inside the canine mind? When it comes to...
How well-socialized is your dog?

How well-socialized is your dog?

Socializing your dog should ideally begin in puppyhood, but you can vastly improve her skills at any age. A well-socialized dog is a well-behaved...
Why dominance-based dog training isn’t the answer

Why dominance-based dog training isn’t the answer

Many people still believe in dominance-based dog training. Here’s why we need to drop this mindset and replace it with a positive, reward-based approach....