Top 3 Calming Exercises for Anxious Dogs

Many dogs are sent to shelters due to their anxiety problems that develop due to hyperactivity. On the other hand, dogs that are brought home from animal shelters have behavior issues like barking, digging, destructive chewing, etc. The problem, in both cases, is not with the dogs but with the owners who fail to provide … Continue reading Top 3 Calming Exercises for Anxious Dogs

Can Dogs Get Seasonal Depression?

Can dogs get seasonal depression? Yes, dogs can experience seasonal depression and exhibit signs similar to how we do. If your dog is experiencing the winter blues, continue reading to determine why they're feeling this way and how to help. Seasonal Depression in Humans We know that seasonal changes can affect a person's mood—a condition … Continue reading Can Dogs Get Seasonal Depression?

Music for Dogs to Relax

Some research has been done on pets using music for dogs to relax, but not enough formal studies have been conducted. As a result, the positive effects of using a theme to help an animal feel better aren't known yet. But since most animals seem more calm and content when they're listening to soothing music, … Continue reading Music for Dogs to Relax

When to Start Obedience Training a Puppy

Many people can’t imagine life without dogs. We admire and adore them for their loyalty, unconditional affection, playful exuberance and zest for life. Nevertheless, dogs and people are very different animals. Although officially “man’s best friend,” dogs have some innocent but irksome tendencies-like jumping up to greet, barking, digging and chewing-that can make it downright … Continue reading When to Start Obedience Training a Puppy

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Amazing Career Advice from Dogs

You can learn a lot from watching dogs. If you want to be happier at work and move ahead in your career, try to think more like a dog. Yes, for real! Become Happier at Work Show your enthusiasm. Learn to love whatever you're doing. When your job seems routine, remind yourself of its purpose, … Continue reading Amazing Career Advice from Dogs

Labrador Retriever Rescue Organizations and Breed Profile

If you're looking for a Labrador Retriever rescue, you have come to the right place. Before we live into Labrador Retriever rescue organizations though, it's important to get to know the breed. We want to help you ensure this is the right breed for you. Labrador Retrievers were originally bred for their work ethic. They're … Continue reading Labrador Retriever Rescue Organizations and Breed Profile

Wolf to Dog Evolution

The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic mammal of the family Canidae (order Carnivora). They are a subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus) and are related to foxes and jackals. The dog is one of the two most ubiquitous and popular domestic animals in the world (the cat is the other). For more … Continue reading Wolf to Dog Evolution

7 Dog Gadgets You’ve Never Seen

You would be surprised at how much 'dog stuff' there is out there. We could make a HUGE list of everything we have found working at Canine Companions, but we are going to limit the list to ten today. Take a look below and find ten of the coolest dog gadgets today!

NEW BOOK RELEASE: “She Chose Me;” The Heart Wrenching Tale of a Woman and Her Dog with Cancer

Follow this heart-breaking and emotional tale, based on a true story, of Evelyn and Paws and their fight against esophageal cancer, their story of heartbreak, loss, and hope.

How Dogs Help You Cope With Mental Illness

Animals have long been used to help provide support for those dealing with medical issues. They can help a person with a vision deficit find their way through a busy store, and they can help calm the nerves of someone suffering from anxiety. Many people wouldn’t be able to get out and mingle socially if … Continue reading How Dogs Help You Cope With Mental Illness