Project Dogs: A Letter to Myself (and Others)

Project Dogs: A Letter to Myself (and Others)

Posted on Apr 17, 2015

: from The Labs : Have you ever heard the term “a project dog”? This is often the term us dog folks use for dogs with some special behavioral needs, in other words, a dog that needs work of some sort, either behavior rehabilitation, training or the like. A “project dog” is not a dog […]

The Canine Science Symposium Returns to San Francisco

The Canine Science Symposium Returns to San Francisco

Posted on Mar 3, 2014

: from The Labs : Chances are, if you are a regular visitor to this page, you enjoy books and writing on animal behavior (as well as great photography and illustration ūüėÄ ). Maybe you spend a great deal of time and energy on building a better bond and understanding with your dog. Others might […]

Willow, Stay… Forever.

Posted on Oct 3, 2012

from the Photo Lab A shelter can be a stressful place for many dogs and cats, and if looks weren’t enough of an obstacle, (animals with a dark coat color, mainly black, are the last to get noticed and/or adopted whether by stigma, or being outshined by more colorful and attractive prospects)¬†personality and first impressions […]

Learning to Speak Dog Part 4: Reading a Dog’s Body

Learning to Speak Dog Part 4: Reading a Dog’s Body

Posted on Aug 29, 2012

from the Photo Lab Read others in this series:¬†Introduction¬†¬†| ¬†Part 1¬†¬†| ¬†Part 2¬†¬†| ¬†Part 3¬†¬†| ¬†Part 4¬†¬†|¬†¬†Part 5 The topic of whether dogs have feelings has been a hot one for years. To some (like myself) it is a no-brainer, of course they do! There is a great selection of books and videos that explore […]

Learning to Speak Dog Part 3: Trust

Learning to Speak Dog Part 3: Trust

Posted on Jun 25, 2012

from the Photo Lab with a special guest post by Trish King Read others in this series:¬†Introduction¬†¬†| ¬†Part 1¬†¬†| ¬†Part 2¬†¬†| ¬†Part 3¬†¬†| ¬†Part 4¬†¬†|¬†¬†Part 5 You need only attend one of Trish King’s seminars to realize your relationship with your dog will benefit from all she has to teach. That’s who Trish is to […]

Learning to “Speak Dog” Part 2: Space, The Forgotten Frontier

Learning to “Speak Dog” Part 2: Space, The Forgotten Frontier

Posted on Jun 5, 2012

from the Photo Lab Guest Blogging by Jessica Dolce Read others in this series:¬†Introduction¬†¬†| ¬†Part 1¬†¬†| ¬†Part 2¬†¬†| ¬†Part 3¬†¬†| ¬†Part 4¬†¬†|¬†¬†Part 5 Space. Some us us like a lot of it and some of us prefer closeness… whether we are old friends or just met. Either way, it is a personal preference; one that […]

Learning to “Speak Dog” Part 1: Why You Should Care About Understanding Your Dog

Learning to “Speak Dog” Part 1: Why You Should Care About Understanding Your Dog

Posted on May 23, 2012

from the Photo Lab Read others in this series:¬†Introduction¬†¬†| ¬†Part 1¬†¬†| ¬†Part 2¬†¬†| ¬†Part 3¬†¬†| ¬†Part 4¬†¬†|¬†¬†Part 5 ‚ÄúLiving with a dog‚Äďtrying to understand a dog, to read his or her behavior and emotional state‚Äďis such a complex blend of reality and imagination, such a daily mix of hard truths and wild stabs in the […]

Learning to “Speak Dog”: A Canine Behavior Series

Learning to “Speak Dog”: A Canine Behavior Series

Posted on May 17, 2012

from the Photo Lab Read others in this series:¬†Introduction¬†¬†| ¬†Part 1¬†¬†| ¬†Part 2¬†¬†| ¬†Part 3¬†¬†| ¬†Part 4¬†¬†|¬†¬†Part 5 You love dogs. You probably grew up with them, or maybe you are now sharing a home with your first dog ever. Perhaps you work with dogs in some way, through dog walking, house sitting, volunteering at […]