Dog Life

Ask an Expert - Training and Punishment

Q:I’m really confused about the use of punishment in dog training. Each source I turn to contradicts the other—some say punishment is essential and others say...more

Ask an Expert - Houstraining

Tips for helping a scared dog to relax more

Ask an Expert - Soothing separation anxiety

Most dogs who are over-exuberant are not getting the amount of exercise they need. more

Doggone Smart Apps

1. Dog Toy Free Simple yet amusing, this app has just one function: shake your phone and it will emit a compelling squeaky sound to surprise and entertain...more

DIY Craft - Barkin’ Blooms

Your dog will be a hit with a silk-flower-adorned collar. The flourish charms, whether at an impromptu backyard barbeque or a more formal affair, like a wedding (every wedding party needs a flower dog). The embellishment is temporary; affixed with a simple snap, the flower can be removed or changed at whim. more

DIY Eat - Pupsicles

Beat the heat. Whip up these quick frozen treats for your dog and his canine pals with food you have on hand. All you need is 5 minutes, a few ingredients, and a freezer. more

DIY Craft - Personalized Treat Tins

Personalized Treat Tin How-To 1. Download the customizable treat tin label template and type the name of the doggie recipient or type of dog treats directly...more

“Life is a Series of Treats”

Filmmaker and dog-lover Steven Andrew Garcia recently collaborated on a video-installation, "Life is a Series of Treats," with his dog, Laika. In it, Laika spends a day in Echo Park while wearing a small camera to document her interests, including trash, food, butterflies, chasing birds, and other dogs. You know, the usual. What is unusual is that the video is shot entirely by Laika. more

To Lost Friends and Fallen Comrades

It is a sad reality that sharing a life with dogs almost invariably means grieving for them, these best-est of friends, our fallen comrades. We are always aware, of course, of their comparatively truncated life spans and the rapid passing of time, yet, so wholly unimaginable is their disappearance from our lives that we suspend thoughts of their passing. more

Irish Dog Breeds

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re celebrating the loveable breeds of Irish descent with a fun AKC profile covering the background and personality of each of these eight beauties. more


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