Some research has been done on pets, and soothing music, 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, there's no reason … Continue reading The Healing Power of Music for Pets: Part Two
We know that seasonal changes can affect a person's mood—a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The shorter days of winter reduce our long-term exposure to sunlight. This can change the chemistry of the brain, causing an increase in melatonin production and a decrease in serotonin production, the chemical that enhances mood and social … Continue reading Do Dogs Experience Seasonal Depression?
Dog, (Canis lupus familiaris), domestic mammal of the family Canidae (order Carnivora). It is a subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus) and is related to foxes and jackals. The dog is one of the two most ubiquitous and most popular domestic animals in the world (the cat is the other). For more than 12,000 … Continue reading The History of Dogs
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 Dog Training – Obedience Training for Dogs
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.
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!
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
It is well known that dogs are the ultimate companions. They offer friendship and comfort to children and adults alike. But dogs can also have a positive impact on your mental health. Particularly for those with PTSD, dogs can provide emotional support and reduce loneliness. Here are five ways that owning a dog can improve … Continue reading 5 Ways Owning a Dog Improves Your Mental Health
Yoga has taken a novel form 'doga', which is based on the concept of doing yoga with a companion. However, the companion in doga is your best friend, the dog instead of a human counterpart. The meditative sessions are beneficial not just for you but your pooch as well. Pooches enjoy the pet-massage and relaxing … Continue reading 5 Surprising Benefits of DOGA—Yoga with Fido
It's true, some dogs are completely intimidated by hugs. But, others like this one, absolutely love hugs from all people. Take a look! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZVmX8kUJzI