Monthly Archives: March 2011

Breed-specific legislation is oversimplified and doesn’t address the real issue.

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* Before I begin this post I’d like to note that many different terms are used to define problem behavior in dogs that leads to injury. I think the most accurate term to use in this case is ‘aggressive-reactive’, because … Continue reading

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Quinn the Dog visits the beach and finds the Stick of his dreams!

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On Sunday morning Quinn the Dog and I took a trip to the Sandy River Delta, which is a favorite weekend outing of ours, and enjoyed some time frolicking in the sand and sniffing out sticks. On this visit Quinn … Continue reading

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More research shows dogs are not motivated by a desire to dominate their owners.

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Here’s some food for thought for the weekend, click here to be taken to the University of Bristol’s press release for the paper “Dominance in domestic dogs – useful construct or bad habit?”. The press release offers a nice summation … Continue reading

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Why aren’t there more degree programs covering canine psychology?

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There are dozens of great dog training programs in the US, but it’s always surprised me how few academic institutions offer companion animal behavior degree programs (or even just classes!).  I first started looking for programs covering the psychology of … Continue reading

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The things dogs do when they sleep.

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Josh and I both work from home, which is a situation filled with many benefits one of them being able to easily check in on Quinn.  Throughout the day Q, like most dogs, spends a good deal of time napping … Continue reading

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Thinking Out Dog: the newest blog covering all things related to dogs.

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Welcome and thanks for checking out my very first posting!  I’m excited to begin this blog and my mind’s already spinning with hundreds of topics to cover and ideas to discuss.  Please be sure to visit often as I’ll be … Continue reading

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