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What is life like for today’s American dogs?

Sue Sternberg shared some great overall concepts to consider about the life of a modern dog. In the United States, much has changed over the years to effect the daily lives of dogs. From her lecture, “Predicting and Handling Aggression” … Continue reading

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“Predicting and Handling Aggression” in dogs, a lecture with Sue Sternberg

I’m in the process of watching an excellent series of lectures on dvd, “Predicting and Handling Aggression,” given by Sue Sternberg (2011). She just mentioned an interesting aside that I thought I’d share. When talking about what a “friendly” dog … Continue reading

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Idea for future research in dog behavior!

Within the past five years there has been increased interest in whether the emotional lives of nonhuman animals (henceforth referred to as ‘animal’) can be measured using tests of cognitive bias, also referred to in the literature as ‘cognitive-affective bias’ … Continue reading

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Remember the GSD that was corrected for growling? Quinn the Dog met him again this morning and made a great decision!

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Quinn the Dog and I had a fantastic (and fascinating) trip to the park this morning! Back in May I wrote a post about Quinn’s interaction with a German Shepard Dog (GSD), “What do you say when a dog owner … 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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Capturing is an easy way to help your dog identify rewarding behaviors!

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When it comes down to it, the whole point of obedience training is to develop ways to communicate with your dog. If you have clear concise ways of communicating with one another you and your dog are going to be … Continue reading

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Need help from a top notch dog trainer and behaviourist? Check out Dogs Unlimited!

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Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many great dog trainers, especially since I joined the vibrant dog community on Twitter and Facebook. One trainer and behaviourist who I have learned a great deal from and who I … Continue reading

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These dogs aren’t displaying dominance or submission silly, they’re enjoying Playtime!

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One of my biggest issues with the application of dominance theories is how easy it is to disprove them and how by disproving them you discover far more logical conclusions. I make sure to test myself and every time I … Continue reading

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Now you can add your own photographs to Thinking Out Dog!

Thanks to my husband Josh’s handy work everyone is now able to add photos to Thinking Out Dog’s photo gallery! Josh works full-time (more than actually!) and is kind enough to squeeze in working on my blog when he has … Continue reading

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