Our dogs learn something from us every minute of the day. They do not speak the human language, so talking to them does not help them learn anything at all, on the contrary it confuses them even more. They learn from our actions, and are actions can often teach them the exact opposite from what we intend to. Continue reading Pavlov’s Dogs And How To Help Our Best Friends Learn
Dog adoption can go from perfect to very bad. The worst thing is not having the dog just returned, but also changed. Unfortunately some dogs come back to us unrecognizable, and since the temporary owners will never be frank about what really happened, we only have the dog’s behavior to guide us through what went wrong.
So, this is my Christie, returned after spending two months in what appeared to be her forever home. She was brought back with the excuse that she “became aggressive”, and that not much else.
Dog friendship is something real – well, friendship is what we call it, for them it might be something more complicated (or less complicated), but dogs seem to make best friends with other dogs. Continue reading Dog Friendship – Do Our Best Friends Have Canine Best Friends?
Pavlov’s dog, apart from the 70s rock band (remember Julia?), is much more. Ivan Pavlov was a Russian psychologist, back in the 1890s, responsible for one of the greatest scientific advances: classical conditioning (Pavlovian conditioning). Continue reading Pavlov’s Dogs And Classical Conditioning – Learning The Cool Way
How to bring a shelter dog home? How to introduce him to his new life? How to make him feel at ease and offer him all he has been deprived off in the past? I guess there are millions of articles dedicated to this particular subject, so here is something new. Continue reading How To Bring A Shelter Dog Home – A Few Simple Tips
Mistakes are part of our human nature. Nobody is flawless, there is no such thing as a perfect parent, a perfect dog owner, a perfect wife. There are too many articles on this topic already. My advices are based on experience. These are the most common problems adoptive parents face and the results might even be returning the dog. The excuses are always based on what the dog does or doesn’t do, but it is never really the dog’s fault. Continue reading Mistakes Dog Owners Make- Simple Things To Help Your Best Friends
Vacation! Yippi dippy doo! It’s this time of the year, for you. But is it for your dog? Well, not really. Pet dogs are on vacation 24/7 so they don’t really need a break from anything actually. They do love to know new places, but for a dog that can only mean walking him round a different block or park every day. Their world is their nose and as much as you think they appreciate that picturesque village or that beautiful beach you take them to, they don’t really – at least not the way you think they do. Continue reading Vacation With Your Dog – How To Make It Work