Here we are again in the dog days of summer and most everything is well in my little corner of the world. Many of our students are on break, though being a full service veterinary hospital, Tufts keeps senior students around so they can help man the trenches and, in the process, increase their veterinary Read More
Saving cats claws may also save their lives. There’s increasing data to demonstrate that once declawed, cats wind up at animal shelters due to behavioral problems. Or they may wind up in animal shelters because they do have their claws and are scratching in all the wrong places. To declaw remains an emotional issue, and Read More
You may ask, “Why is that fact in a dog training blog?” Good question. Even better answer coming.
OK, let’s be honest here: Can positive training really work with an 11-year-old feral dog? Yes. Yes, it can.
I hope that you and your dogs will also be enjoying getting out in the country as spring arrives. Please do remember to respect the leash laws, take the time to teach your dog a reliable recall, stop, stay and leave it even with distractions and supervise your dog at all times. Remember, we are guests. The wildlife was there first.
This week, I'm joining forces with State Farm, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the US Postal Service and other organizations to promote National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Now more than ever, awareness needs to be raised about how to prevent dog bites from occurring. If you're like me and are concerned about this issue, then the latest statistics will Read More
While it is reasonably easy to train dogs as seizure-response dogs to run and get help when someone is having a seizure, to have dogs pick up on an impending seizure before it actually happens is a totally different kettle of fish (and one that is somewhat equivocal). Though there are groups who train seizure-alert Read More