Posted on: September 6, 2020 - No Comments
Do you have a dog that becomes restless in certain situations? Does she bark, whine, urinate, defecate, or vocalize inappropriately? Does she excessively lick herself, spin in circles or chase her tail? Does she jump up at you or other people, lunge towards other dogs or run up and down the perimeter of your fence?
Posted on: August 16, 2020 - No Comments
Every dog lover uses labels to describe their dog’s personality – my dog is ‘aggressive’, ‘stupid’ ‘highly driven,’ ‘lazy,’ ‘stubborn,’ ‘happy,’ or ‘dominant,’ but labels can be misleading and limit a dog’s potential.
Posted on: June 15, 2020 - No Comments
Victoria is joined by Certified Animal Behaviourist Andrew Hale, to talk about the new UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter and how a different way of viewing canine behavior can improve the human/canine relationship.
Posted on: October 25, 2017 - No Comments
Here’s why… Your puppy is a product of its parents’ genes. These provide the blueprint for appearance, temperament and behavior. This is why a Jack Russell looks and acts like a Jack Russell, and a Labrador looks and acts like a Labrador. If you want a dog that will look and act like a Labrador, you Read More
Posted on: March 8, 2016 - 3 Comments
Cue the wistful music before starting the video rolling and many dog lovers just see what they want to see in a video making the internet rounds. When you accompany sweet music with an overlay of words meant to convey what you want people to see, as long as the opposite isn’t glaringly obvious to Read More
Posted on: August 25, 2015 - No Comments
Any additions and changes to a routine can add a layer of stress that creates a reaction that is not typical of the dog in question.
Posted on: July 28, 2015 - 5 Comments
Breed traits are important. But these breed traits certainly don’t mean that only a very small segment of society should parent those particular breeds.
Posted on: December 13, 2013 - 2 Comments
Is a dog's incredible ability to watch and learn from our verbal and visual cues unique to its species? One group of researchers has found evidence suggesting otherwise. Friederike Range and Zsófia Virányi of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna conducted a study to find out whether wolves are able to learn from humans the Read More
Posted on: October 17, 2013 - 1 Comment
Researchers in the UK have utilized movement sensors to monitor dog's behavior, offering a rare glimpse into the secret life of dogs. The sensors monitor the dogs while they're home alone, as well as when they are out and about, and track behaviors such as sitting, digging, and barking.
Posted on: October 9, 2013 - 1 Comment
A dog's body and mind are deeply connected. If you want your dog to be able to enjoy the world around him, whether you're taking a walk around the block or competing in agility, it's important that your dog's body can keep up with his brain. Our friends at Dognition and Richard Hawkins, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, have teamed up to outline some great tips on dog cognition and how to keep your dog happy and healthy.
Posted on: July 31, 2013 - 4 Comments
The researchers at Dognition are making all kinds of fascinating discoveries in dog cognition. One such discovery is an interesting connection between the strategies used by mixed breed dogs in comparison to those used by purebred dogs. Their research shows that purebred dogs rely more on their owner's pointing gestures, while mixed breed dogs rely more on their own memories.
Posted on: July 19, 2013 - 8 Comments
The researchers at Dognition are helping us learn more and more about how dogs think and perceive the world. Dognition launched globally in early February and has been examining patterns and trends in the extensive data they have been receiving. One of the most interesting patterns they've discovered is a possible connection between the size of a dog and how close the owner-dog bond is.
Posted on: July 10, 2013 - No Comments
ictoria was featured in the “Personal Journal” section of the July 9, 2013 issue of The Wall Street Journal.
In the feature entitled “Burning Question: What Signals a Dog Is About to Attack?” Victoria gave her expert advice on how to read dog behavior and what to do in the case of an attack. Victoria stated, “Most dog attacks are perfect storms of human failure that could have been prevented.”
Posted on: July 2, 2012 - 3 Comments
Ever get the feeling your dog is talking to you? You’re right. If you’ve longed to know what’s going on in your dog’s heart and mind, and to communicate back, here’s a surefire way to connect. Learn to read what your dog is saying to you, and speak to your dog in a language your Read More