Every Dog Has Its Day

Top 10 Dog Behavior Myths by Jean Donaldson

Jean Donaldson is the founder of the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers. Her books include The Culture Clash, Dogs Are From Neptune and MINE! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs. I hear at least one of these myths a day. Here is the list of the Top 10 dog behavior myths: 1) Dogs are naturally pack […]

Puppy biting! OUCH!

How do I stop my puppy from biting me?!!? Dogs use their mouths to explore the world. It is very common and natural for young dogs to chew everything in sight, often including your hands and feet. If your dog is mouthy like this, it does not mean he is destructive or aggressive. He is […]

Who rescued who? How to rescue a dog before it ends up in a shelter.

In the world of animal rescue we commonly hear the phrase “Who rescued who?”, this poignant play on words suggests that the pets we have rescued have in turn rescued us. I do not disagree with this phrase, in fact, I proudly boast a bumper sticker saying exactly that. Though in my years of rescue […]

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