Category Archives: Canine Conduct

Twelve Days of Dog Holiday Gifting

Santa Paws is making his list. All dogs — naughty and nice — are on it, so it’s time to consider what gifts might be best for both your budget and your furry pal this holiday season. You won’t find lords-a-leaping or maids-a-milking here. Instead, with assistance from dog trainers and an online doggie boutique […]

Dog Product Trends for 2010

Despite a worldwide recession, spending on pet products and services is predicted to rise nearly 5 percent this year. “If anything, people are becoming more attached to their pets in times of uncertainty and stress,” says Bob Vetere, president of the American Pet Products Association (APPA). “We are rewarding our pets for their unconditional love […]

How to Determine a Dog’s Strength

According to a recent study in the journal Behavioural Processes, it’s possible to predict the strength of a dog and its speed by looking at the dog’s head. The reason for this is that trade-offs between structure and physiological features constrain physical performance. Project leader William Helton, a senior lecturer at the University of Canterbury’s Department of […]

Does Breeding Impact Dog Behavior?

All domesticated dogs have likely had their behavior and personalities altered as a result of breeding. “Breeding of the brain” has become a catchphrase among some scientists who study dogs. But first, consider how just spaying or neutering impacts your dog. For example, the ASPCA reports that female dogs can become far less irritable and […]

Unconditional Love: ‘We Are Sometimes All the Other Has’

Welcome to the Unconditional Love series, where we bring you heartfelt stories from bloggers around the Web about all of the ways their animals have shown them unconditional love through the years. Be sure to check back each week for a different post — and share your own story for a chance to win $50 […]