Picking the Right Dog for Your Family

    August 10, 2010 by  
    Filed under New Dog

    Families have different reasons for adding a dog to their households.  Some are looking for playmates for their children, some for companionship in their old age, some for protection, and still others for hunting or for showing.  And as you might expect, there are certain types of dogs that are better at each of these […]

    Pit Bulls: Vicious or Poorly Bred and Socialized

    August 9, 2010 by  
    Filed under Dog Advocacy

    There have been a number of stories in the news about Pit Bull attacks lately, which begs the question:  are Pit Bulls truly the vicious dogs the media portrays them to be or are the specific dogs in the news simply dogs who have been poorly socialized and bred to be aggressive? In the interest […]

    Dog-Friendly Vacations

    June 14, 2010 by  
    Filed under Activities & Fun

    You’ve worked hard all year at the office or the shop, now it’s time to take it easy for a week or two, enjoying all the good things vacation has to offer.  But what about your dog?  He or she has been hard at work, too:  protecting your home from strangers, finishing up the leftovers, […]

    Choosing Playmates for your Dog

    June 14, 2010 by  
    Filed under Dog Advocacy, Training & Behavior

    It’s always fun to take your dog to the dog park or to a doggie daycare, but how do you know if your dog will be safe from the other dogs there?  What if your dog is the one who is endangering other dogs? Size Matters One of the first things you should consider when […]

    Choosing the Right Dog for Your Family

    June 8, 2010 by  
    Filed under New Dog

    Throughout history, dogs have been used for many purposes.  Some are great hunters, others are wonderful companions, while still others herd and others guard home and hearth.  In our automated society, we often don’t need a dog to perform any of these functions, but it is wise to consider a dog’s ancestral origins before deciding […]