Category Archives: Happy Hound

Keep Your Dog Warm and Safe This Winter

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Although almost all dogs come with fur coats, those coats may not be enough to protect some breeds from the effects of wind, precipitation, and low temperatures. For these dogs, a winter dog coat may be necessary. “Think of the very short-coated dogs, especially those with low body fat, such as Whippets and Greyhounds,” says […]

Can Dogs Have Spiritual Experiences?

Research suggests spiritual experiences originate deep within primitive areas of the human brain — areas shared by other animals with brain structures like our own. Many scientists, therefore, believe it’s possible that dogs have moments that we may interpret as being spiritual. One such scientist is Kevin Nelson, a professor of neurology at the University […]

Business Management — the Dog Way

Your dog may look a bit funny in a suit, but it can surprisingly teach you about business management, according to professionals who have learned to handle workplace situations thanks to their own dogs. A Dog’s Approach to ThingsWhen Ellen Galvin and her husband adopted their boxer, Bella, there was no question they’d bring her […]

Does Reading to Dogs Help Your Child Learn to Read?

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What are the Benefits of Reading To Dogs? What are Reading Dogs? Reading dogs are trained and certified therapy dogs. They listen attentively as they are read to by children (and adults) learning to read. The idea is that the learner is ‘teaching’ the dog how to read. Reading dogs work in a range of […]

Unconditional Love: “Never underestimate how good it feels when someone is happy to see you.”

Welcome to the Unconditional Love series, where we bring you heartfelt stories about all of the ways animals have shown 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 worth of pet food. This week, we […]

Unconditional Love: ‘Bailey and PAWS saved my life that day, and every day after’

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 […]

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 […]

Dogs and Loneliness – Does Your Dog Get Lonely?

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So Taylor consulted her veterinarian, who recommended as much exercise as she and her pooch could fit in. “I started getting up an hour earlier each day, and walking fast around the park with Oliver for that entire hour to wear him out. It was either try that or move. Luckily it worked.” Dr. Trisha […]