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COVID-19 and Animals
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Risk of animals spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to people

COVID-19 and Animals

We do not know the exact source of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), but we know that it originally came from an animal source. At this time, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the...
Appropriate Play
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Appropriate Play

Owners often have difficulty distinguishing between appropriate and inappropriate play. Some may think that perfectly acceptable play behavior is bullying because it involves growling, biting, and apparently pinning the playmate to the ground....
Plan ahead to socialize your puppy early!
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Plan ahead to socialize your puppy early!

Recently, I witnessed an older couple struggling to carry a crate into a puppy kindergarten class. Once inside, they opened the crate and a large and beautiful Poodle puppy emerged – a pup who was not particularly young, nor disabled in any...
Dog Walking Apps: Are They Safe?
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Dog Walking Apps: Are They Safe?

Dog walker apps are trendy and easy to use, but are they dangerous? Get tips on safety and how to navigate interviewing a potential dog walking company and individual dog walkers.

 

Training a Dog to Make Choices
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Training a Dog to Make Choices

Why some handlers strive to empower their dogs to make more of their own choices.   Some 30 years ago, Karen Pryor wrote a small volume intended to be a self-help book for humans. That book turned the dog training world upside down....
Is Our Dogs' Behavior Genetic?
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Is Our Dogs' Behavior Genetic?

Or is it “all in how you raise them”? Nature vs. nurture and raising a well-adjusted dog. Dr. Ilana Reisner wanted her new Australian Shepherd puppy, Asher, to have a rock-solid temperament. She knew how tough it is to live with a...
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