Calling All Dog Lovers!

Calling All Dog Lovers!

At Dog Psychology 101, we are huge advocates of animal health, both physical and mental. More importantly though, we are proponents of spaying and neutering to prevent the excessive amount of unwanted dogs in shelters. Our partner organization, Dog Corps, is run by Angie Woods and works to improve the health and well-being of dogs all around the world while educating the public. Dog Corps is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose focus is to alleviate the suffering of all dogs internationally and at home in …

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Is Your Dog Getting Enough Exercise?

Is Your Dog Getting Enough Exercise?

How many of us really want to walk our dogs every day, but just can’t seem to find the time? We lead busy lives. There are kids to pick up and drop off, work to be done, dinner to be made, a house to clean, parents to visit, doctor’s appointments… I could go on.

Unfortunately, our busy lives tend to leave our pets for last. They get food and water, of course. They get all the loves and cuddles when we come home after a long …

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Why Dogs Need Discipline

Dogs and kids are very similar in some ways. They both require discipline, for example, if we want them to function well in society. Children need discipline to show them the difference between right and wrong, acceptable behavior and unacceptable behavior. Dogs also need this type of guidance. A disciplined pack makes a dog feel stable, secure, and safe. Dogs, just like little kiddos, thrive in the presence of clear, defined rules.. They crave structure.

 

What is discipline for a dog?
First off, discipline IS NOT being …

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3 Things to Consider Before Getting a New Dog

3 Things to Consider Before Getting a New Dog

Adding a new furry member to the family is always an exciting venture. A new dog, whether it’s the first for your family or the tenth, is a commitment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here’s what you should consider before heading to the shelter to pick out your new best friend…

Your Reasons for Wanting a Dog
There are many wonderful reasons to get a new dog, but it’s important not to jump the gun when actually going to pick one out. Do you have an older …

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Does Breed Matter?

 

     This is a question we are asked a lot. Everyone wants to make sure when they adopt a rescue or bring home a new puppy that they get exactly what they want. Most people want a family-friendly, cuddly, silly, easy-going pup to make their lives a little more furry and joyful. So when you’re looking for your next best friend, does breed really matter?

      Yes and no.

      Dog breeds exist because mankind needed their dogs to perform certain tasks. …

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Dogs in Disaster: How to Prepare

Dogs in Disaster: How to Prepare

Since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, many of us have wondered how to prepare for situations where we could be put at risk. With Hurricane Irma looming over the Atlantic, it’s important to know how to stay safe and keep our families out of harm’s way, including the pets we love so much. Here are some tips keeping our beloved pups safe and sound:

Pack a Go Bag
I know, I know… It sounds like advice from the show Doomsday Preppers, but hear me out. It’s …

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Dog Senses: How Do They Know?

Dog Senses: How Do They Know?

We all know dogs are extremely intelligent. Many dog owners, if not all, claim their pups know things that humans simply don’t. Some even tell stories of their dogs seeing ghosts in the house or having a preemptive feeling that saved someone’s life. We all were wondering how our dogs would react to the solar eclipse this past week. Whether or not your dog showed any sign of the impending eclipse, dogs really can perceive things that we cannot.

 

We rely on the meteorologists …

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Why Some Dogs Are Afraid of Men

Why Some Dogs Are Afraid of Men

Many dogs are afraid of people in general, but men in particular intimidate shy and nervous dogs. Why is that? What is it about men that makes them uneasy? We have the answer…

Masculine Energy vs. Feminine Energy

Imagine you’re in a room full of 50 women. What does it feel like? Most likely, it’s easy and calm and somewhat tranquil. Now imagine that same room is full of 50 men. How did the energy in the room change? Is it more intense? This is the biggest …

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National Pet Fire Safety Day: 3 Ways to Keep Your Pup Safe!

National Pet Fire Safety Day: 3 Ways to Keep Your Pup Safe!

July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day. We usually prepare for fire emergencies with our families but we might forget that fire can be dangerous for our canine kiddos as well. Keeping your home and your pups safe is important every day of the year so here are 3 tips for preventing a blazing disaster in your home:

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1. Keep away from open flames!
This one seems obvious but sometimes it really isn’t. Open flames can include candles, stoves, and fireplaces. Never …

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Top 2 Reasons Mutts Are The Best Dogs

Top 2 Reasons Mutts Are The Best Dogs

Dogs are the best. That’s obvious… but what is the best breed of dog to have? We say it’s a mutt! In honor of the Humane Society’s National Mutt Month, we’re giving you the top 2 reasons mutts really are the best:

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#1. Hybrid Vigor

In nature, there’s such a thing as “hybrid vigor”. Hybrid, meaning two or more things mixed into one. Vigor, meaning strength. When two or more breeds of dogs are mixed into one adorable little mutt, your …

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