I wrote about my reactive dog, Charlotte, and some commenters called my dog “dangerous” and said she should be euthanized. Let me better explain reactivity.
The Pet Leadership Council points to a study that says the number of shelter dogs is at an all-time low. We take a closer look at the numbers.
From the local hardware store to the vet’s office, I regularly deal with people who assume the worst about my sweet Axle because of a dog breed stereotype.
Lili Chin alleges that Kohl’s has infringed on her copyrights by selling clothing featuring her dog illustrations.
Breed-specific legislation doesn’t work, and it has dire consequences for the dogs and animal-welfare organizations. Calgary has found a policy that works.
I recently visited a humane society that uses prong/pinch collars and choke chains on its dogs — that’s far from humane.
Most bites happen because parents don’t teach their kids how to interact with animals and owners don’t learn how to read dog body language.
Mars Petcare and other employers in the U.K. offer peternity leave. Will that ever happen here? I hope so, but doubt it.
Read an excerpt from “The Dog Merchants,” due in stores May 2.
Lily Tomlin’s revival of Ernestine the Operator for a PETA video may be funny, but PETA is still built on exploiting humans and animals alike.
Dog clothing, blankets, and the like, impregnated with permethrin, promise to keep bugs off your pup. Is that really necessary?
The Fear Free movement aims to make vet visits a stress-free experience for dogs — and it’s gaining traction nationwide.
Where I live in rural Texas, it’s common for people to dump dogs they don’t want anymore — and it’s an incredibly unfair and cruel practice.
The human insistence on purebreds has resulted in exaggerated breed traits that often make dogs less healthy. We’ve gone far enough down that road.
I talked to several friends, pet parents and professionals alike, who believe in the idea of the Rainbow Bridge and how it helps us when a beloved dog dies.
In our future with dogs, a commitment to responsibly maintaining breeds goes hand in hand with our goal to become a no-kill nation.
People use dog-sharing apps to share their pets with strangers. I have no clue why anyone would take this risk.
I keep my dog under control, and I ask others to do the same with theirs. This often leads to conflict.
Pets for Life and the Shelter Intervention Program help out with a variety of pet care costs to keep people from surrendering their dogs and cats for financial reasons.
The shop sells purebred and designer dogs, and I have reason to believe they’re from irresponsible breeders and puppy mills.
Cloning is not only disrespectful to the memory of your dog, it’s unfair to the new puppies, who are unable to live their own lives.
I recently learned that a study of the arthritis drug Adequan unnecessarily euthanized its subjects. Now I’m torn about using it on my dog, Buster. Would you be?
The group touting the “ethical” treatment of animals regularly euthanizes thousands of healthy pets each year, and it’s got to stop.
PETA claims to be an animal rights organization, but its policy toward Pit Bulls just causes fear and misery.
Instead, let’s help the homeless provide better care for their dogs, who provide them with everyday support.
A South Korean lab offers pet cloning. Scientists and bioethicists call it a cruel self-indulgence.
According to a new report, up to 17,000 dogs are killed every year in the Australian dog-racing industry, but let’s not forget that the cruel sport is still legal in the U.S.
Rescuer Lucy Ohannessian joins the debate on whether responsible breeders can survive new laws aimed at putting puppy mills out of business.
A teen walked more than 300 miles with his Husky puppy, Rose, to escape the Syrian civil war. His heartbreaking story reminds us of our powerful connection to dogs.
Threats by officials in a Chinese district to kill people’s pets sparked outrage on social media, but overall the country’s attitude toward dogs is improving.
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There Is a Difference Between a Reactive Dog and an Aggressive One