The Dog’s Diary – Insight Into A Dog’s Mind

2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

You've probably already seen this hilarious guess at what dogs and cats are thinking. (It went viral recently on Facebook, and if you don't have a Facebook account then you probably don't [...]

The Dog’s Diary – Insight Into A Dog’s Mind2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

Fun At Career Day!

2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

[nggallery id=1] Last week I had the privilege of visiting PS273 in Brooklyn (grades K-5) on Career Day. Bunches of volunteers from various professions rotated from class to class talking to and [...]

Fun At Career Day!2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

Why Do Dogs Do This?

2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

It's been a joy writing my "Dog Collar Round-Up", finally putting in print my answers to one of the most common questions I get from dog owners:  "What kind of collar should [...]

Why Do Dogs Do This?2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

Dog Collar Round-Up, Part V: The Glorious Martingale

2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

Ok, really it's just called a "Martingale" collar - the "glorious" part was added by me. Because I love and use this type of collar so much! A Martingale is worn around [...]

Dog Collar Round-Up, Part V: The Glorious Martingale2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

Dog Collar Round-Up, Part IV: The Gentle Leader Head Halter

2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

The "Gentle Leader" is one of the most popular forms of head-halter. (Other versions include the Halti and the Canny Collar; most of the points I make here about the Gentle Leader [...]

Dog Collar Round-Up, Part IV: The Gentle Leader Head Halter2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

Dog Collar Round-Up, Part III: Slip/Choke and Prong Collars

2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

Slip collars, or "chokers", are a standard of "old-school" dog training. They are so-called because the collar passes through its own loop and "slips" into a tighter position when either the dog [...]

Dog Collar Round-Up, Part III: Slip/Choke and Prong Collars2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

Dog Collar Round-Up, Part II: The Front-Clip Harness

2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

Front-Clip Harness The next dog walking system I want to review is a current favorite among dog trainers: the front-clip harness.Like the traditional harness, the front-clip harness fits around the shoulders, front [...]

Dog Collar Round-Up, Part II: The Front-Clip Harness2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

Dog Collar Round-Up, Part I: The Traditional Harness

2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

For the first of my reviews/opinions about dog collars, I want to start with what I consider one of the least helpful with respect to obedience and training - the traditional (back [...]

Dog Collar Round-Up, Part I: The Traditional Harness2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00