Monthly Archives: May 2011

Do you find yourself socializing at the dog park just as much as your dog?

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For those of us who enjoy a bit of socializing, one of the perks that comes along with being a dog owner are the people you meet at the park. Over the past 3 or 4 years of visiting dog … Continue reading

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Quinn the Dog and I enjoy a beautiful maple tree.

Today’s post is not dog-specific, but instead is a video that I appreciate for its beauty and calming effect. Memorial Day is a time for reflection so I wanted to share some footage of a soothing, peaceful scene that I … Continue reading

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Can you see the differences in body language between these two pictures of Quinn the Dog?

I thought it would be a good exercise to find two photos of Quinn and discuss his body language. The photos I’ve chosen show Quinn standing in a similar fashion but with very different facial expressions that betray very different … Continue reading

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What kind of treat does your dog value above all the rest? Quinn the Dog has two absolute favorites!

When Josh and I first adopted Quinn we used pretty standard treats when working with him – bits of cheese, meat-based treats with beef and bison. These tried-and-true options provided great motivation for Quinn and continue to work very well. … Continue reading

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Have you witnessed corrections given between good dog buddies?

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Twice a week Quinn the Dog gets to burn off some steam and play around with his dog buddies at Fetch Doggie Daycare. My husband Josh and I both work from home so Quinn’s trips to daycare are purely for … Continue reading

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Why do people consider smacking a dog on the back a “friendly” greeting?

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There’s no need to convince you that giving a dog love and attention is an enjoyable thing to do! Whether it be a soft stroke on the head or a good scratch behind the ear such attention is usually welcomed … Continue reading

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Are you familiar with the field of Anthrozoology?

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Are you familiar with the field of Anthrozoology? I’ve just started learning more about this area of study, which looks at how humans and animals interact. For more information I encourage you to visit: International Society for Anthrozoology anthrozoology.org/about As … Continue reading

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Cute Video of Quinn the Dog playing with his ORKA Jack toy!

I thought folks might enjoy some fun footage of Quinn tossing his ORKA Jack around. Notice how he swings his head for momentum! What do you think of this post?Thought-provoking (0) Entertaining (0) Informative (0)

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What do you say when a dog owner corrects reasonable verbal warnings, like growling?

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Last week Quinn and I visited a small dog park, which offers a quiet space to relax at the end of the day. Upon arriving I noticed a nice scene a short distance off of German Shepard Dog and his … Continue reading

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Do you agree that it’s important to learn how to read dog body language?

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In the introduction to her book “Canine Body Language” Brenda Aloff does an excellent job explaining the importance of gaining knowledge and understanding of dog body language. She emphasizes the fact that, “…dog behaviour is not random, despite how it … Continue reading

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