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Ways to get out and have fun with your pet This article is a preview from the April edition of Do Something, free with the Saturday Guardian tomorrow Genevieve Fox Walking in a group means you get to share experiences with other dog owners.
As Melinda Tageant and Robb Correll walk through Bellis Fair mall with their service dogs Wednesday, April 9, the dogs attract looks and smiles from passing children. For the most part, though, they are ignored, and that's how Correll and Tageant
The concept has not only fueled many a dog/owner look-alike contest but has also been subjected to a fair amount of scientific analysis. Several studies have probed the psychological mechanisms at work and have confirmed that we do indeed resemble
I want to enroll my dog in service-dog training so he can enter stores, restaurants or airplane cabins alongside me, as those venues are typically reserved for "Service Dogs Only." While I don't have any physical or mental issues that necessitate a
We don't love them in that way (at least not hopefully) but we love them like a parent loves a child. They give us affection , they provide us with comfort, and they often entertain us, particularly when they get their head stuck in a jar of peanut
How anyone can watch this video and not be convinced that dogs experience complex emotions is beyond me. The video, which is currently flirting with the top position on the front page of reddit , shows a pitbull having the time of its life on a bed
Dogs have been called man's (and woman's) best friend, and a new brain-imaging study of dogs indicates one reason why: There are striking similarities in how dogs and humans -- and, perhaps, a number of other mammals -- process voice and emotion.
Many neighborhood feuds in the U.S. are caused by barking and parking. When it comes to barking, animal trainers say dogs are usually bored, scared or anxious, so they shouldn't be blamed for fights that involve their masters. Incessant barking has
The lapdogs rarely ever (never?) kill anybody, and call me crazy, but I see that as a much preferable thing. But a bite from a blood sport dog is by far more likely to be lethal. When biting, their instincts tell them to lock on and not let go until
How many times have you wished your dog could talk so you could know exactly what he's thinking?...Veterinary behaviorists say if you learn to read your dog's actions, it's not hard to figure out what's going on in his head. Debra Horwitz, veterinary