What’s the Deal With Dogs Hating on Mailmen? How to Stop Dogs from Attacking Postal Workers

Does your dog go postal whenever the mailman arrives? Your dog jumps up and down, barks at the window like a crazed canine, all the while keeping a keen eye on the approaching postman. Why, why, why? What IS the deal with dogs and mailmen?  Why Do Dogs Hate the Mailman? It's not just the mailmen that bring out the worst in dogs; it could be the UPS and FedEx drivers or any other delivery person...Read more

Is Your Dog Happy? 6 Signs of Happiness in Dogs

Does your dog smile at you? Do you see the joy in your dog's face? Pet parents often wonder if their dogs are happy and whether they can feel emotions like people do. Yes, it would be great if we could speak dog or read their minds to learn how their day is going. However, an easier, more realistic approach to gauging a dog's happiness is to watch their body language. Here are five signs...Read more

Adoption Tips on How to Choose a Rescue Dog

Between 6 million and 8 million dogs and cats enter the US’s more than 3,500 animal rescue shelters every year, according to the Humane Society. Sadly, most of them will not find forever homes. If you’ve decided to adopt a rescue dog, our hats are off to you, and we hope we can help you learn how to choose a rescue dog.  The first step, of course, is finding a good, reputable dog shelter near...Read more

Aggressive Dog Training Tips — With and Without Hiring a Professional Trainer

Your and your family’s safety is always our highest priority. So, before we get into how to train an aggressive dog, a disclaimer: If you have a highly aggressive dog that bites or threatens to harm someone, seek the help of a professional trainer and your vet. Make sure your dog doesn’t have an underlying medical condition that's causing him or her to be aggressive.  Whether you are training your dog on your own or...Read more

How to Calm an Aggressive Dog

What defines an aggressive dog? An aggressive dog is one that tends to growl, snap, bite and otherwise dominate other dogs, people and maybe even you. The common notion is that canine aggression is a large dog breed or "dangerous" breed issue. Unfortunately, this assumption couldn't be further from the truth. Given the "right" circumstances, any dog can show aggression to humans or other animals. While there's not a one-size-fits-all approach to aggressive dogs, there...Read more

Handle With Care: Adopting and Training Abused Dogs

Any time you walk into an animal shelter, you can find any number of dogs that are desperate for a new home that provides stability, care, and above all else, an abundance of love. For many of these animals, only they know their histories. Some were abandoned, some abused, while others were simply neglected and surrendered to the shelter. While many people fear adopting abused dogs, some make it their life's mission to help those...Read more