A scared dog is an unhappy dog. I recently wrote an article on the various forms of dog aggression and what to do about them. One of those forms was fear aggression. There is another form of fear in dogs - pure terror. That's no exaggeration. Some dogs are so fearful, they simply … [Read more...]
Articles by Ben B.
“Why is my dog eating rocks?” It sounds crazy, but I actually get this question a lot! You wouldn’t believe how many people have rock-eating dogs! In fact, the other day I was talking to a friend who had to take her dog for surgery because of this very problem. She … [Read more...]
Brittle nails in dogs are fairly common. In my seven years working at the vet, I saw a large number of dogs that had this condition. The problem with a condition like brittle nails is that it’s common because there can be so many causes. Nails that flake, … [Read more...]
Protective behavior in dogs is not a bad thing. Many owners come to dog forums and ask how they can train their dog to be less protective, but that shouldn't ever be an issue. A protective dog is doing what comes naturally to help - surveying his surroundings and … [Read more...]
Dog breeds with low separation anxiety are the topic today. If you love dogs but have a full-time job, you want a breed that doesn’t mind being home alone. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself coming home to a house full of shredded items or furniture and maybe even an … [Read more...]