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Doberman Puppy Meets More Dogs!

December 8, 2012


  Doberman puppy meets more dogs, including resident dog Boudicca here To illustrate how to ideally introduce new dogs to resident and unknown dogs, this adolescent dog has been in my care since Tuesday December 4th and has not been introduced to any dogs. They have seen her in my care, they’ve scented her kennel.

Puppy Meets Darwin!

December 8, 2012


Watch Ellsa [newest foster dog] meet Darwin for the first time here   Updated January 2013, puppy is not doberman!

Energetic adolescent Vizsla trying to play with Darwin

October 11, 2012


  All the dogs are napping and Darwin seems tired but is doing his best to tolerate the antics of an energetic adolescent [teenager dog] male, intact Vizsla! Darwin’s such a good boy and the Vizsla is learning how to play safely with a large adult male dog!

Darwin and Riley Playing May 9, 2012

May 9, 2012


Darwin and Riley playing in AM     Lockerz: A Social Life That Pays. Earn points (PTZ) just for sharing images and videos! via Joyce Gamsby Kesling\’s Decalz | Lockerz.

An Off Leash Dog Ruined My Life: A Service Dog’s Story

January 4, 2012


Service Dogs need space to work. But they’re not getting it from us. Turns out, off leash dogs and dogs on retractable leashes, not to mention humans with no boundaries, are an epidemic for people who depend on Service Dogs. The intrusions range from minor (people who want to pet their Service Dogs) to major (loosing their balance and falling when their Service Dog gets chased […]

Dog Aggression – Is it predictable? How do humans contribute to dog aggression? Are we responsible?

December 30, 2011


Dog Aggression - Is it predictable? How do humans contribute to dog aggression? Are we responsible? Part One Fighting between dogs is common and often normal dog behavior; however, we should be concerned how successfully we socialize our dogs, as well as consider the contextual environment and quality of where and how social interactions take place. I previously discussed, if using dominance as a construct was useful in intraspecific (dog-dog) and interspecific (dog-human) relationships see Dominance – is it appropriate to explain social relationships between dogs and humans? The focus was how dogs learn to communicate with each other, the importance of contextual cues available to them in the environment, the physiological and mental states of each individual participant and their earlier social experience. These elements set the tone for each individual dog’s future communicative abilities, their confidence, and adaptability in changing environments and social situations. Applying this same associative learning principle to developing dog-human relationships, this paper discusses how owners contribute to their dog’s behavior and how predictable an individual dogs’ future behavior develops based on our decisions and behavior.