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Each of our four dogs has a distinct favorite person in our family. But how do dogs choose their humans?
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.
Does it still gross you out? Or did you get over the ick factor ages ago? Join the discussion.
All dogs 8 weeks and older must have an identity microchip. If not, their owners face a hefty fine. We should consider following the U.K.’s example.
The Pet Professional Guild posted an “open letter” denouncing shock collar use, and I could not agree more.
I love dogs, but some guests don’t — and none of us like guarding our food or swallowing pet hair.
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.
A Phoenix law prohibits pet stores from selling dogs from any professional breeder. Is that the right answer to a complex problem?
It’s not OK to tell others how to parent their children, so why do some people tell me how to parent my dog?
People, as a fellow dog lover, I just have one simple request from you: Don’t let your dog hang half his body — or even his head — outside the car window.
My Border Collies have stellar recall. My other dog does not — but that doesn’t make him “bad.”
My Pit Bull has ears that flop back. They aren’t signaling anger or discomfort. That’s just the way his ears are!
A few years ago, I was the one getting complaints about my dog, so I try to hold my tongue now when someone’s dog is driving me crazy.
Coldwell Banker’s commercial during the Oscars got me thinking about dogs in ads — starting with that abomination known as Spuds MacKenzie.
Uber did a promotion for Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XI this week, but was it just an attempt to whitewash its reputation?
I’m lucky my pups leave me a little sliver to sleep on each night. Do your dogs sleep with you? Where on the bed?
As an animal advocate, I believe the content of the video, and the video itself, are potentially dangerous, not adorable. What do you think?
I won’t mince words: People who ignore leash laws are selfish, ignorant, and have a strong sense of entitlement. Are you with me or not?
The mockumentary “Sniffers” advertises an STI home-testing kit. That could be a good thing, but the ad uses stigma to sell the product.
Our resident trainer weighs in on the use of shock and prong collars, plus other pain-inflicting dog-training tools and methods.
My husband said we could get another dog if I gave up vegetarianism, so I picked a plate of chicken wings clean.
Officers must police themselves and act with discretion rather than killing dogs recklessly.
Syed Azmi Alhabshi, a Muslim, started a battle in his country’s culture war by asking people to come to a park and pet dogs.
A Facebook group plans to demonstrate in all state capitols tomorrow. But have they done the groundwork to pull it off?
National Pit Bull Awareness Day is a good time to demonstrate that members of this breed are a lot like humans — each one is different.
Quantifiably real or not, the sheer number of stories about Black Dog Syndrome brings attention to shelters, rescues, and the importance of sterilization.
Is making money from your cute dog pictures “sick”? Gawker writer Aleksander Chan seems to think so.
New, wealthy Brooklyn residents want a park cleared so their dogs can run off-leash.
Spanish authorities euthanized a dog owned by an Ebola patient. Was their action justified?
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How I Deal With the Ignorance, Intolerance, and Fear I Face as the Pet Parent of Pit Bull