Kids and Dogs: A Parent’s Guide to Canine Body Language & Safety

One of our readers wrote in to share this thoughts after reading the post "Understanding Your Dog’s Body Language" from our archives. In that post, I discussed some of the warning signs that your dog is distressed and how to deal with displacement behaviors. Richard Cross is the editor at The Dog Clinic, and I am pleased to share his thoughts... "This is a really important topic for anyone who spends time with dogs - but it's vital for parents. I've … [Read more...]

Beware the Hot Asphalt When When Walking Your Dog

With temperatures climbing during these hot and soon to be hotter summer months, it is important to take extra precautions when walking your dog. They may act like their paws are all-purpose combat boots, but in reality they are more like very callused feet. So when it is too hot for YOU to walk barefoot outside, take note. That asphalt and concrete heats up quickly. Air temperature is not an accurate reflections of ground temperature. As surfaces like … [Read more...]

Tips For Protecting Your Dog in Cold Weather

It’s wintertime and the cold weather is upon us. We are bracing for an especially harsh blizzard this weekend. My little dogs are not fans of snow. They may venture outside for a moment but I never take my eyes off of them and limit their exposure to a couple of minutes. Fortunately they are paper trained so they do not have to go outside at all if it is brutally cold. If we have to be outside for a while, I will put a coat on them, but none of them like … [Read more...]