Dog Park Etiquette…..for Dogs and Owners! 11 April 2016
by Judy Peacott
If the following etiquette rules were followed, there would be a lot less fighting among both dogs and owners...
You can mitigate problems between cats and dogs with proper introductions. Most people tend to rush introductions between the two species instead of letting them become used to each other. Try the following steps to ensure a happy future together:
Social Dominance in Dogs. In multidog households, a hierarchy exists. Here's how to interpret it 06 May 2016
by Dr. Hetts
Simply put, social hierarchies (sometimes called dominance hierarchies or pecking orders) help animals that live in groups to allocate access to important resources. Usually (but not always), animals in more dominant roles in relationships have priority access to preferred locations, valuable items and social partners. Animals in subordinate roles give way to more dominant ones. In a stable hierarchy, if we were to observe interactions in such a group, we'd likely see subordinate animals often avoiding more dominant ones.
The summer months are particularly hard on our dogs, their owners and their neighbors. Open windows let noises in (and out), and the abundance of wildlife makes for mischief. But there are ways to allow your dog to enjoy the weather while keeping him healthy and happy.