Behavior and Training · Behavior Assessments · Dog Breeds · dog selection · dog-human relationship

(Field) Dogs on the Beach

Mike and I and our dogs just returned from a week in Florida at a beach community that prides itself on its dog-friendliness. We met our friends Bob and Karen from Virginia, who brought their two Labs, Gus and Sally. It was an amazing week. We spent hours with the dogs walking the beach, watching shorebirds and dolphins, hiking local trails,… Continue reading (Field) Dogs on the Beach

Behavior and Training · Dog Breeds · dog selection · dog-human relationship · Science

Go Ask Alice

We have a new puppy in the house. Alice is her name. She's cute. Really cute. Of course, it is possible that I am a bit biased.......(nah.....she really is adorable, even now at 4 months....). During the first few weeks that Ally was with our family, we could not go walking at our local park without… Continue reading Go Ask Alice

Behavior and Training · Science

Love me, love my dog……New twist on an old belief

Everyone is familiar with that old saw about dogs looking like their owners......certainly, there are plenty of photos in this genre floating around the internet.........     However, appearances aside, this common belief leads one to ask  - Do dogs often behave similarly to their owners? Or more precisely, do dogs and their owners share personality traits? Recently, a group of collaborating… Continue reading Love me, love my dog……New twist on an old belief