Posted on: January 15, 2020 - No Comments
What is Resource Guarding Resource guarding (also known as 'possession aggression') is behavior a dog may display in order to control access to a valued item or space. A valued resource includes anything of value to that particular dog. Just as people value different items, so do dogs. A dog may feel the need to Read More
Posted on: October 18, 2018 - No Comments
It used to be standard operating procedure for some dog professionals to advise new rescue dog parents to hand feed said dog in order to effectively create a bond. In some cases, it still is standard. It depends on who you ask. The same protocol is also suggested by some trainers for dogs who resource Read More
Posted on: July 23, 2015 - No Comments
Click here to read the July 2015 Edition of the Positively Newsletter.
Posted on: May 22, 2015 - No Comments
This podcast is all about Dog Bite Prevention Week! Victoria and Holly chat with State Farm's Heather Paul to discuss why being a responsible pet parent is much more important than a dog's breed.
Posted on: April 21, 2015 - No Comments
Victoria and Holly (along with guest host, Positively Director of Digital Content Alex Andes) talk about Victoria’s new #poopandtell campaign, and Holly’s dog experiences in San Diego. This week’s Ask Victoria questions get her all fired up, and Alex stumps both Holly and Victoria with Animal Academy.
Posted on: November 26, 2014 - No Comments
Victoria gives her top tips for keeping pets healthy and happy during the holiday season. Included: giving dogs Thanksgiving table scraps, nipping pups, antisocial cats, biting rabbits and more.
Posted on: September 12, 2012 - 3 Comments
Victoria & Holly talk to the director of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center & the handler of a 9/11 working dog. Also discussed: the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, resource guarding, nipping, play drive in dogs and coexisting cats.
Posted on: December 21, 2009 - 1 Comment
In a great many ways, dogs have a lot in common with humans – and in probably just as many ways, they have huge differences. We do expect a lot from our pets, in some cases unreasonably and unrealistically so! Sometimes it can be hard to know where the similarities lie, and where the differences Read More