Fireworks – Dealing with scary sounds

Fireworks – Dealing with scary sounds

Fireworks make the 1rst of January and the 5th of July the busiest days of the year for animal shelters because dogs that are sound phobic will do anything to escape the sound of fireworks. Escaping causes many dogs to get lost, hit by cars, or traumatized, but owners...
Face-Masks – How your dog perceives masked people

Face-Masks – How your dog perceives masked people

How is your dog going to react to strangers wearing face-masks? As Oregon re-opens, more people will be out, and they will be wearing masks. Many species, dogs included perceive covered mouths as being suspicious. Studies on human body language strongly suggest that a...
Help, my dog is fearful or aggressive

Help, my dog is fearful or aggressive

What happened to my friendly dog? Did you start with a dog that was friendly to people or dogs, and now it is not? Or did you start with a dog that was already fearful or aggression issues, and now it is time to do something about it. A lot of people wonder why their...
Help, my dog is lunging at dogs or people

Help, my dog is lunging at dogs or people

When you take your dog out on leash, does it sometimes act like the Looney tunes Tasmanian devil character? Is it lunging at dogs or people? Taz, the Tasmanian devil character is often described as ferocious, short-tempered, impatient, devious but also sweet. He is a...