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Why do Good People do Bad Things to Their Dogs?
Would you ever harm your dog? Can you think of a reason that would make you consider hurting your dog? If you are a trainer, do you ever wonder why some of your clients ignore your warnings and switch to non-positive methods? When I started dog training, I heard...
How Friendly is that “Pet-Friendly” High-Rise, Really?
A recent article in the Chicago Tribune discussed a new trend for high-rise apartment and condo buildings: attracting residents through their pets. Urban property managers are adding amenities for dogs, to attract potential buyers to their buildings. These amenities...
How to Socialize an Adult Dog with Other Dogs Part II
A couple of days ago, my dog Saint and I went to our local tennis court to play a game of fetch before I headed to work. This has now become part of our daily routine and his primary form of exercise. As I tossed the ball for Saint, I noticed a woman and her young dog (about 5 months) approaching the fence. More accurately, the dog was pulling her to us, dragging her along behind. As they approached, Saint showed no interest in them, even when she asked “Can we come inside?” I politely replied, “I’d rather not, because my dog’s not going to enjoy sharing his ball.”