The problem with using modern wolves in dog domestication studies

Gordon Buchanan with a wild arctic wolf on Ellsmere. Photo by the BBC.  For really long time, the mystery of human bipedalism vexed us. Our closest relatives, the chimpanzees and the bonobos, are all knuckle-walking apes, and there was an … Continue reading

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Would “Candy’s Law” Solve the Problem of Cops Killing Dogs?

The deputy who shot Cole Middleton’s dog, Candy, no longer has a job, but that’s not enough for Middleton and his family. The Middleton family wants to change the system. Last week, they began advocating for what they call “Candy’s … Continue reading

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Solving A Problem With The ABCs

Let’s look at the ABCs series thus far, especially this post, and see how we can apply the ABCs to solving a real problem. I started a new basic class this Saturday and a few of the dogs jump up … Continue reading

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Solving A Problem With The ABCs

Let’s look at the ABCs series thus far, especially this post, and see how we can apply the ABCs to solving a real problem. I started a new basic class this Saturday and a few of the dogs jump up … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Problem Solving

Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jburgin/ Problem solving is a big part of dog training and behavior consulting. Many problems are very straightforward: my dog pulls on leash, my dog jumps on visitors at the front door etc. Some problems are more difficult: … Continue reading

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I have central heating and have a flea problem?

Question by Brandon Campbell: I have central heating and have a flea problem? My issues is this, I have two cats, which i have treated for fleas with advantage (topical form) and they still have fleas! I’ve purchased a flea … Continue reading

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Are you overlooking your dog’s weight problem?

http://blog.trilogyonline.com/post/2010/01/15/Are-you-overlooking-your-dogs-weight-problem.aspx?realname=40017955 When dogs carry too much weight they place an extra strain on all their organs. And, they can be at an increased risk for other health problems. But how do you determine whether or not your dog is overweight? … Continue reading

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