Monthly Archives: April 2011

Quinn the Dog has a good time chewing on his OKRA Jack toy!

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After blogging about Quinn the Dog’s favorite toy, the ORKA Jack, I thought capturing a bit of video footage of him playing with it would be fun! Every evening after returning from our walk Quinn gets his OKRA Jack stuffed … Continue reading

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Association of Pet Dog Trainers statement on Breed Specific Legislation

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A few weeks back I blogged about the dangers and inaccuracies of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). I’d now like to add the statement put out by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), which is far more adept at distilling … Continue reading

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Part I: What to think about before adopting a dog!

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A few weeks back my friend Joe sent some great questions for discussion: “I was wondering if you might be able to blog about rescuing a dog, and making sure it’s the right match…from the initial and sometimes short-lived interactions … Continue reading

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Quinn the Dog loves his ORKA Jack toy more than any other. What toy claims your pup’s heart?

Every dog has a certain toy (or two or three!) that completely captures their attention and allows them to get utterly lost in the fun it provides. For Quinn it’s been the ORKA Jack pretty much from Day 1. This … Continue reading

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Part II: Do you use flea preventatives, like Frontline, on your dog? Have you heard about the potential side effects?

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My good buddy Molly posted a great comment on yesterday’s post about flea and tick preventatives, here’s an excerpt (and a picture of her dog Siegy napping with Quinn): – I am constantly trying to find an alternative. I too … Continue reading

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Do you use flea preventatives, like Frontline, on your dog? Have you heard about the potential side effects?

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I’ve been using the topical tick/flea preventative Frontline Plus on my dog Quinn for about 3 years now. I do this so that he won’t become infected with diseases carried by ticks or suffer the misery of flea bites – … Continue reading

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Do you think Quinn the Dog is having fun here?

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I take Quinn to the Sandy River Delta at least once a week so he can really stretch his legs and burn off steam. It’s a joy watching him romp around in the sand and you’ll see him get really … Continue reading

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Do dogs have a conscious sense of self? Here’s a glimpse into the debate of Theory of Mind in dogs!

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Consciousness is an area of dog psychology that I find endlessly interesting and, in particular, Theory of Mind (TOM). The basic question asked by those studying TOM is, “Are dogs aware of their own consciousness and that other living beings … Continue reading

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A sweet Rottweiler attempts to understand his mirrored reflection. Does your dog do this?

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I found this video on YouTube years ago, but still find it fascinating to watch. This Rottweiler isn’t “crazy”, but is instead wonderfully curious and, I think, quite inquisitive. I wouldn’t go so far as to say this dog is … Continue reading

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Curious about my experience with dogs? Here’s my Doggie Resume!

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Whenever I come across a new dog behaviorist, trainer, or enthusiast I’m always curious to learn about their background and experience with dogs. And with trainers I’m particularly curious to see what they’ve read and how they’ve educated themselves, because … Continue reading

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