Summer Tips for Staying Canine Cool

  While we advocate for daily exercise for all dogs, it’s important to balance their exercise needs with prudence during the summer heat; especially for Arizonans. Public walkways and the gravel and rock in your own backyard, can heat up quickly so take a “paws” during hotter times of the day!  Daily walks should occur during…

Cage-Free Boarding or Kennel? What’s best for your buddy?

Summer is around the corner, and as you prepare for the end-of-school and family travel, please plan in advance for pet care as well. If you cannot take your dog with you, you have a few options to consider: kennel or private sitter? According to Pet Place, more than 30 million pet owners utilize kennels…

ASU CANINE SCIENCE EXAMINES DOGGIE SLEEPOVER BENEFITS

    As an ASU Alumni, and fierce advocate for all dogs, especially those living in shelters, I was thrilled to read the article below in ASU News recently.  I especially enjoyed learning more about Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah and a special sleepover program which allows visitors to host a shelter pet overnight…

What’s up Dog? Dogs greeting each other…

            Camille Ward, PhD, CAAB, has studied dogs-greeting-dogs behavior with some interesting observations. Dr. Ward videotaped dogs at a local dog park in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and recorded the data on a variety of behavioral nuances. In her study, 52 dogs were taped, in 26 greetings. Each dog was only observed…