Community Canines

The ultimate test of a good citizen is a dog who can behave with confidence and good manners in public. As a way to recognize those exceptional canines the American Kennel Club has added two advanced levels to its Canine Good Citizen program…the Community Canine (CGCA) and the Urban Canine (CGCU). Just as in the […]

Who’s That Dog

Although National Pet Identification Week is over it is always the right time to ensure your dog has proper identification.  One of my favorite ID sources is the fun dog tags here. And if their hundreds of cool designs aren’t enough for your sense of expression,  you can also design your own. Can’t get any […]

Punishment and Aggression

“Violence begets violence” can be traced all the way to the New Testament and often repeated in speeches by world leaders. It finds its way down to the effect of television and video games. But what does this have to do with dog training? A lot. Below is an excerpt from Stanley Coren’s column in Psychology […]