You might find puppies offered free at an adoption event, by a friend or on the Internet, but are free puppies really, truly free? Let’s take a closer look.
Writer Wendy Newell says goodbye to her beloved dog, and takes us through his last few days, as well as how she’s getting through the grief of losing him.
Dog trancing happens when dogs creep as objects lightly touch their backs. So, are certain breeds more prone to dog trancing, and should you ever be concerned about dog trancing?
Have you and your human brothers and sisters ever been ousted as the family favorite by a dog sibling? Check out one writer’s experience, and share yours.
I’d always clipped the leash to my dog’s collar, but two impassioned harness advocates convinced me to switch.
How do you mix babies and dogs? A new baby will be joining our family soon. Here’s how we’re preparing Finley, our Vizsla, for the new transition.
What’s it like losing a dog to cancer while going through cancer yourself? Tracy Aherns takes us through the story of her dog Trucker’s battle with cancer.
Dog euthanasia is the hardest decision that one ever will face as a dog owner. Deciding whether to be present for a dog’s final moments can be almost as difficult.
Sometimes it’s joy. Sometimes it’s a protest. Or a reaction to a siren. Do your dogs howl or “sing,” too?
We’ve got some tips on ensuring your cats and dogs get along in your apartment.
Each of our four dogs has a distinct favorite person in our family. But how do dogs choose their humans?
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.
There are as many words for “dog” as there are spoken languages. How do you say “dog” in Spanish? French? Japanese? Arabic? German? Let’s look at dogs in other words!
Smartphones and dog walking don’t mix. Here are five very good reasons why.
I was worried our Vizsla would be upset about the change, but we’re all appreciating the personal space and more restful sleep.
I’ve identified five cuddle styles. Which does your dog prefer? Or do they have one I didn’t list? Let’s talk about cuddling!
Louie, a dog I see on Instagram, seems to be everything my Baby is not. Rather than make negative comparisons, I am trying to be a better pet parent.
When my beloved dog of nine years died after a brief, but debilitating illness, I thought I could replace her by adopting a new pup. I was wrong.
Adopting a dog is a decision that will affect your life and the dog’s for a number of years. Such a major commitment shouldn’t be made lightly!
Our favorite vet recently went on maternity leave, and we’ve been searching for a new one ever since. It’s so hard to find a good fit!
Senior just isn’t the right word to describe a happy and loving dog who is still very much engaged in life. Plus, it hurts their adoption chances.
We moved to a studio apartment, where under the bed must double as storage space. The problem? My bed is now too high for my arthritic pup. Help!
Does it still gross you out? Or did you get over the ick factor ages ago? Join the discussion.
From the way he sleeps in my bed to his eating style, Riggins has forgotten he’s a dog — over maybe he never knew!
Context is everything when it comes to dog staring. We examine some of the emotional and biochemical reasons why dogs stare at their humans.
My fiancé came with six cats, which meant my kitty-chasing dog would need to steer clear of our bedroom so they could have a room of their own.
It only happens 10 percent of the time, but I do put my needs before my dog’s in some ways — and then the guilt sets in.
My pup Riggins hates being hot AND hates getting wet. How we make it through summer in Los Angeles is beyond me.
Sometimes adoptions don’t work out, for a variety of reasons. Here is how to make the situation right for everyone involved, including the dog.
My French Bulldog Louie won’t play with me or most toys, but he loves to fetch for my son. And that’s just the beginning.
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There Is a Difference Between a Reactive Dog and an Aggressive One