Are You Listening? Your Dog is Telling You Something

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Most dog owners have probably thought, “I wish I knew what my dog was thinking.” Obviously, dogs can’t talk, but that doesn’t mean they don’t communicate. The key to understanding them is to understand their body language and cues, and interpret their vocalizations. (Check out this article to learn what your dog’s vocalizations mean.) Learning […]

6 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog

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There are many reasons why every year approximately 3.3 million dogs end up in animal shelters. Some dogs come from puppy mills. Some are strays. Others have been abused, neglected and abandoned. Some owners surrender their dogs because the responsibility of owning proves to be too much. And sometimes a dog owner becomes ill, and […]

Wild Dog Breeds That Are Truly Born Free

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One doesn’t have to be a geneticist to know that domestic dogs are descended from gray wolves. The similarities in appearance and behavior are obvious. You’ve probably also noticed similarities between dogs and foxes, coyotes, jackals and a few other wild dog-like creatures. They are all from the same taxonomic subfamily — the Latin term […]