• Holiday Peace & Joy with the Family Dog

    November 21, 2008

    by Bette Yip, CPDT of Picture Perfect Pets It’s that time of year again! Families are bustling about preparing for the holidays, leaving the family dog wondering why the humans of the house are suddenly less attentive. This sometimes causes our dogs to seek out new and more creative ways to get our attention and […]

  • First things first

    November 17, 2008

    One of the most important things for expecting couples or families to do in the first trimester is evaluate who has best and least control of the dog/s and set a plan to strengthen the relationships to be more balanced throughtout the family. This is important especially once a baby arrives so that more people […]

  • Hailey Riding Tiffany (youtube) Notice yawning

    November 13, 2008

    Notice the yawning this dog offers due to conflict and stress. Yawning is an important sign many owners do not recognize. Notice how your dog uses yawns.Here she looks at the adult holding the camera for help but no luck. Then gets a glimmer of hope for a treat when the girl picks up the […]

  • Riding Rudy (youtube)

    November 13, 2008

    I often wonder how dogs put up with us. This is a great example of how amazing dogs are and how rediculous we are. This is a great example of what NOT to do.

  • A hairy Presidential decision of the 4 legged kind.

    November 8, 2008

    Tuesday night we all listened as President-elect Obama presented his victory speech with great confidence. It was clear how ready he is to lead us towards change and how dedicated he is to promises even when it comes to the puppy for his daughters Malia and Sasha. Just like any family considering a pup the […]

  • Barney bites reporter (youtube)

    November 7, 2008

    Notice all of Barney’s body language. Shoulders stiff, down and turning away from the unfamiliar squatting man facing him. listen to how unsurprised the handlers were that Barney bit. It was their responsibility to remove Barney when they saw he was tense.

  • A bite of presidential proportion

    November 6, 2008

    Yes, even Presidents have challenges when minding their dog. White house furry resident Barney has bitten someone. The victim is receiving medical care. As the reporter said this they giggled and seemed shocked. The thing is that …this is quite common. Dogs communicate so differently then we do. They require us to LEARN and continue […]

  • Dogs in America

    November 5, 2008

    There are over 74 millions dogs owned in America. This is a huge number of companion animals that we humans claim responsibility for. All too often dogs are thought of as furry children or furry people until a baby arrives. This leaves families and dogs in uncomfortable situations. Sadly the number of dogs that are […]

  • Spooky safety

    October 31, 2008

    Halloween is “fright night” for humans not dogs. Screaming, running, spooky children in masks make many dogs uncomfortable, nervous and frightened.Halloween costumes are fun and are meant to disguise our normal appearance. Dogs do not understand this change in appearance and may become frightened. Costumes that change the way a person walks, stands, or their […]

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