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Reward-Based Training More Effective and Humane Than Aversive Training Nov. 28, 2019

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Q: I mentioned to a friend that I am sending Bert, our new dog who is wild and undisciplined, to a t... Read More

Sheriff Seeks Justice for Green Acres Dogs Sep. 09, 2014

Barks and Recreation

For all of his antics, you've got to give Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio credit: If he has his w... Read More

The Fourth of July's for the Dogs Jun. 21, 2014

Barks and Recreation

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns,... Read More

Dogs Die in Smart Cars, Too May. 19, 2014

Barks and Recreation

It's not snowing in California, Chicago. In fact, it's hot — unusually hot. Downtown Los Angel... Read More

Managing Painful, Fearful, Unpredictable Dog Aggression Apr. 26, 2014

Barks and Recreation

I have a 2-year-old Rottweiler who is very loving to me. We got Brutus when he was only 4 weeks old... Read More

Canine Companionship: The Pros and the Other Pros Apr. 12, 2014

Barks and Recreation

I spend a lot of time talking about the problem behaviors — and their fixes — that somet... Read More

Benji and the Bickersons Mar. 29, 2014

Barks and Recreation

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Benji, a 1-year-old German shepherd pup. Rarely do I meet a d... Read More

Dogs Chase, Fences Protect Mar. 15, 2014

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You can't see me, but I'm shaking my head. I'm just off a call with a woman who's having some troubl... Read More

A Man Walks Into a Dog Park... Mar. 05, 2014

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Two men were fighting at a bar. One of them threw a shrimp cocktail and yelled, "And that's just for... Read More

Rescue to the Westminster! Feb. 15, 2014

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A number of wagalicious moments came out of the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show earlie... Read More

Dog Talk Feb. 08, 2014

Barks and Recreation

"The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech." Geor... Read More

Meet the Frenchie Feb. 01, 2014

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Olympians aren't the only ones setting and breaking records. Let's hear it for the Lab. On Friday, t... Read More

Get Resolved Jan. 11, 2014

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Self-improvement is all the rage, especially at this time of the year: the beginning. Happy New Year... Read More

Party Animal Dec. 29, 2013

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For some, New Year's Eve is a quiet affair: a night in with a little nosh, some cuddling on the couc... Read More

Passing On Useless Advice Dec. 14, 2013

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Oscar Wilde wrote, "The only good thing to do with good advice is pass it on; it is never of an... Read More

Passing On Useless Advice Dec. 14, 2013

Barks and Recreation

Oscar Wilde wrote, "The only good thing to do with good advice is pass it on; it is never of an... Read More

How Much Does It Cost To Raise a Dog? Dec. 07, 2013

Barks and Recreation

Money matters. Even the closest of human-canine bonds are impacted by an empty bank account, an unpa... Read More

The Hollywood Man-Child and Your Dog's Maturation Nov. 30, 2013

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Let's play a game. I'm thinking of a movie in which grown men act like little boys. Can you guess th... Read More

Sit, Pilgrim Nov. 21, 2013

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Back in 1620, when the Mayflower docked at the New World, its passengers included 102 bold pilgrims ... Read More