The shelter dog has acquired an unwarranted reputation: second hand goods, unpredictable. Statistics show that around five million dogs are euthanized in U.S. shelter each year – less than 5 percent for medical reasons. Most dogs are relinquished to shelters due to behavioral problems, i.e. behaviors that are natural for the dog but unacceptable in […]
Why Dogs Eat Poop? The Truth Behind This Embarrassing Habit!
Have you ever felt this embarrassment when your dog is caught eating feces? There are various explanation for this behavior, and even if coprophagia, or stool eating, might not be the most appealing subject, it is a necessary one. The first thing to know is that this habit is present in all canine species – […]
Why Do Dogs Hump?
Dog humping… You might have experienced this situation, which can be either funny embarrassing! You were chatting with another dog parent, sitting on a bench in the dog park, Fido was frolicking with his fellow canines, and everything was fine. When suddenly, it happened. You see your pooch frenetically humping another dog. Some people might […]
Aliza Sherman and Her Pal Chewie
When I first decided to rescue a dog from a shelter, I hadn’t owned a dog before, unless you counted Wyskers, the miniature schnauzer, who was, by default, my mother’s dog because my sister and I failed to consistently take care of him. Because my only exposure to canine companionship was a terrier breed, […]