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Do Your Pets Communicate For Each Other?

My Yellow Labrador, Sanchez, is approaching 11 years of age. On rare occasion, he needs to go outside in the middle of the night to relieve. But, instead of barking or climbing the stairs to my bedroo…

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Top 10 Ways to Give Your Pet a Pill

"Dog food gone. Pill remains. Is Sanchez the only dog who does this?" I posted that on Facebook, and fans chimed in with very helpful and funny comments. Here are my favorites: Helpful comments: …

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5 Household Items That Are Poisonous to Pets

Last week was National Poison Prevention Week. The ASPCA reported that their Animal Poison Control Center in Illinois "handled nearly 180,000 cases of pets exposed to toxic substances in 2013, many of…

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Do Pets Suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in the winter. With this winter hitting record breaking cold temperatures across much of th…

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10 Dog Training Tips

January is National Train your Dog Month. My readers know that I'm an advocate of humane, positive, science based dog training. So, every Tuesday on the Through a Dog's Ear Facebook page is "Training …

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8 Secrets Your Dog Won’t Tell You

If dogs could talk, they would tell you these secrets in human language. But they have other ways of communicating these messages, if we are really listening and observing them. See Also: Translati…

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Translating Woof Into the Human Language. Seriously?

Would you be interested in knowing what your dog thinks? Do you want him to tell you in words when he's hungry or tired? How about what he feels when he meets a stranger? Well, new technology is in th…

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Grey Muzzle: Helping Homeless Senior Dogs

I'm not new to caring for senior dogs. Sanchez is my second in ten years, and it's not easy. I worry about him, often. A slipped disc in his neck nearly took his life last year, and I'm very cautious…

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A Doggie Christmas Surprise (video)

This sensational video, created by www.kutyasuli.hu uses Mirror Method dog training, very popular in Hungary. The training consists of three components: 1.  Builds up required relationship and rank…

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6 Tips for Winterizing Your Pets

It's been unusually cold in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've been huddling in front of the heater, and Sanchez and Gina are cuddled in their dog beds, even more than usual. When the temperature begins…

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