The Scoop On Grain-Free Dog Food

The Scoop On Grain-Free Dog Food “Grain-free” is often a distorted concept in pet food, even though some dog owners believe that pet food identified this way is of special value. “Grain-free” pet foods were developed and marketed in response to what people were seeking, perhaps as part of a human dietary trend to avoid […]

Is Whisker Fatigue in Cats Really a ‘Thing?’

Is Whisker Fatigue in Cats Really a ‘Thing?’ This article in the New York Times about kitties having “whisker fatigue” during eating may sound a bit new-agey, but does a wonderful job of acknowledge the sensitivity of a cat’s whiskers — and the insult to our cats when we ask them to eat out of […]

Turning Off the Barking with Bark Collars

On Facebook I got this comment and question from Jessica, who listened to an episode of GOOD DOGS! [my training show with the Avidog International team]: I was glad to hear you say how much you dislike excessive barking! I have a dog boarding business and I’ve always wondered if I’m unusual for my dislike […]

Horsing Around With Your Dog!

Horsing  Around With Your Dog! One of the topics on this week’s Dog Talk® was a lively conversation I had with Marc Bekoff, the dog expert and educator, who has written too many impressive animal-oriented books to list! Marc is a fun and modest gentleman — despite his PhD and many accomplishments — and he likes […]

Forever Curious Shares Service Dog Information

Forever Curious Shares Service Dog Information An interesting non-profit, Forever Curious.org, reached out to me after hearing some of the radio shows I’ve done about various types of service dogs, in particular service dog organizations that provide dogs for children with autism, diabetes and other special needs. Forever Curious is an unusual non-profit, a self-proclaimed […]

Good Job, L’il Bub!

Good Job, L’il Bub! Often called “the most amazing cat on the planet,” L’il Bub has become such a superstar in social media that I’m proud to have been aware of her years ago when I interviewed her human, Mike, in September of 2013 on my show CAT CHAT® about their lovely book, L’il Bub’s […]

Watch NY Dog Film Festival From Comfort of Your Own Couch!

Watch the NY Dog Film Festival From the Comfort of Your Own Couch! Have you been reading about the NY Dog Film Festival as it travels the country and not been able to go? Have you been feeling sad, wishing it would come to your town? Cheer up! Your wait is over! Great news is […]

Dryer Sheets Keep Away Nasty Flying Insects!

Dryer Sheets Keep Away Nasty Flying Insects! Summer bug problems? I nearly forgot about this low-tech simple solution really works to keep away the nasty little biting, flying insects that swarm around me and my dogs when we go on summer walks in the middle of summer. My girls Maisie and Wanda — who run […]

Do You Use Baby Talk with Your Dog?

Do You Use Baby Talk with Your Dog? Do you think your dog likes hearing baby talk from you? Do you enjoy having that special communication style? Are you as surprised as I am by French researchers telling us we’re wasting our time on doggy baby talk?! I read a fun article on Gizmodo recently […]

Is a Dog Being Allergic to Chicken Really a “Thing”?

Is a Dog Being Allergic to Chicken Really a “Thing”? Is it truly possible that a dog can be “allergic” to chicken? This seems to be a popular belief as the cause for a dog to have itchy skin, hot spots, or waxy, infected ears. From chicken?! Really?! I mean have you ever heard of […]