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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July 4th: Doggy Dos and Don’ts!

July 4th: Doggy Dos and Don’ts!

 

July 4th festivities are just around the corner, fellow dog lovers! It’s a time to celebrate, be with friends and family, eat too much junk food, and watch the beautiful fireworks bloom in the night sky. It’s also a great time to get out and about with our pups. Here’s how to ensure you and your dog have the best Independence Day possible:

If your dog is afraid of loud noises…

A lot of dogs are fearful of loud noises. We all know that the 4th is …

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& The Winner of Our #SelfieDay Contest Is…

& The Winner of Our #SelfieDay Contest Is…

ARCHIE & FRANCES!

Archie is almost 4 years old. Frances adopted him from Angels Among Us when he was only 12 weeks old.

They enjoy going on long walks, hanging out on the deck, watching squirrels through the window, and taking selfies.

Archie loves to play with other dogs, and is a U.S Canine graduate (www.uscanine.com). Angie and her team helped Archie become his best self! He’s a good boy and listens well. Frances says he’s not perfect, but neither is she. They’re a …

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3 Mistakes People Make on Take Your Dog To Work Day

3 Mistakes People Make on Take Your Dog To Work Day

 

Friday, June 24th is Take Your Dog To Work Day! What a wonderful opportunity to hang out with your best bud at the office instead of leaving them at home. While this is a fun opportunity to show off your pups cuteness in front of your coworkers, a lot can go wrong if you’re not paying attention and following proper pup etiquette. Here are 3 mistakes people make and how to avoid them yourself:

1. Allowing people to pet your shy or fearful dog.
One of the …

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Why Yoga With Your Dog Might Be The Best Thing Ever

Why Yoga With Your Dog Might Be The Best Thing Ever

Well, pup lovers, it’s International Yoga Day! Yoga is one of our favorite activities here at DogPsych for many reasons but today we’re discussing a funner, furrier aspect of America’s favorite zen activity…

Doggie Yoga. Doga. Yoga with Your Best Friend. Whatever you call it, doing yoga with our pups is a new wave on the pet scene these days. Yoga is all the craze (and why wouldn’t it be with all its incredible mental and physical benefits) and for those of us who really love …

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3 Reasons Comfort Dogs in Orlando Really Matter

3 Reasons Comfort Dogs in Orlando Really Matter

We’ve all heard about the tragic mass shooting in the Orlando night club from every news outlet in the country. It’s yet another day of grieving as a nation, holding our loved ones, wondering what this means for us as a society, and forcing us to yet again question how far we’ve really come as Americans and as a world.

In the midst of these questions and this awful tragedy, some have found comfort in the best of friends: dogs. These aren’t just any dogs. Comfort …

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The Practice of Patience

The Practice of Patience

To be calm, confident, and relaxed is a practice. There’s a reason it is called a practice: We must actually do the work. When something triggers us, we must stop and recognize what we are feeling. Then we can make the appropriate decision about how we should respond. Responding in any type of reactive way—anger, frustration, panic­—would be negative. You might get a response based on fear, but it will not be a respectful and trustworthy response.

Dogs respond and listen to calm confident …

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Zen and the Art of Dog Ownership

Zen and the Art of Dog Ownership

The Law of Attraction and Visualization

Are you creating a vision of the life you would like to have with your dog? Or are you saying things to yourself like “My dog will never get better”? Or are you imagining all the horrible things that might happen if you walk her on the leash during high traffic times or take him to the dog park. What if they misbehave? What if they don’t play well with the other dogs? What if they’re aggressive?

Putting out the “what if” …

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