The ‘Smartest’ Dog Breeds

There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. As the psychologist Stanley Coren wrote in the '90s, there's adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e., following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e., innate talent) — not to mention spatial intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and more. As the animal behaviorist Frans de Waal has … Continue reading The ‘Smartest’ Dog Breeds

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Names for Dogs by Country of Origin

~~ English Dog Names ~~ Abercrombie Armstrong Avery Beardsley Bentley Blair Blythe Boswell Bristol Broderick Buckingham Burgess Burton Cadbury Cambridge Cameron Carrington Cecil Chadwick Chaplain Churchill Collier Colin Connor Connery Courtney Cromwell Crumpet Digby Dover Dudley Duchess Enid Falkland Fergie Garrick Gavin Genevieve Gordon Hilton Ian Jeeves Kelsey Lancelot London Margaret Macbeth Maxwell Milicent Nigel … Continue reading Names for Dogs by Country of Origin

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How does a Puppy Scam Work?

How does a Puppy Scam Work? Puppy Scams are online con games perpetrated by organized crime. This con is being carried out on a large scale, with criminal organizations developing hundreds of websites to encourage consumers to part with their money. This scam, also known as a "Puppy Scam," may use cats, ponies, tortoises, or … Continue reading How does a Puppy Scam Work?

Puppy Training Schedule: What to Teach Puppies, and When

We always anticipate the joys of all that's good about owning a puppy.But often it doesn't work out as well as we'd hoped. Puppies are delightful bundles of energy and curiosity.... but they can also be exasperating and frustrating.

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

Introducing a New Dog to Your Home

The first few days in your home are a special, yet anxious, time for you and your new dog. Your new dog will likely be confused about where he is. He won’t immediately connect your home with his home. It’s a completely different environment than what she knows (whether she came from a shelter or … Continue reading Introducing a New Dog to Your Home

Save a Life, Adopt a Dog

"What a good doggie you are, you always let us know when you need to go out!"" This is just one of the reasons busy people should consider adopting a pet from their local shelters instead of buying from pet stores. It takes a long time- with a lot of patience and consistency- to get … Continue reading Save a Life, Adopt a Dog

4 Common Dog Adoption Mistakes

When you're planning to adopt a new furry family member, there are a few important tips to keep in mind. A dog will be in your life for a decade or longer, and you'll be his heart for his entire life. This is not a commitment to take lightly. Mistake #1 When Adopting a Dog … Continue reading 4 Common Dog Adoption Mistakes