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SPCA Seizes 66 Injured, Malnourished Dogs From Puppy Mill In British Columbia, Canada

  Some of the most expensive and sought-after breeds of dogs are being nursed back to health in Vancouver, Canada after being seized from an alleged puppy mill in nearby Langley. Sixty-six animals, including 34 puppies, were seized Thursday i...

Dog IQ Test Could Boost Understanding Of Link Between Intelligence And Health

A dog IQ test has been developed by scientists who say it could pave the way for breakthroughs in our understanding of the link between intelligence and health. Experts have discovered that dog intelligence works the same way as human intell...

Man Who Taped Dog's Mouth And Paws Receives 2 Years Prison

A man who left a dog in the middle of a field in Windsor, Canada with his muzzle taped shut and paws bound together will spend the next two years of his life in federal prison. Michael Earl Hill entered a guilty plea on Monday morning to the c...

Scientists Conclusively Test Whether Cats Or Dogs Love Us More

A neuroscientist has tested which of our favoured pets is likely to love us more as part of a BBC2 documentary. The eternal dispute between dog and cat lovers will probably never end. However, scientists have found out which out of our feline o...

Meet Quasimodo, 1 Of Just 13 Dogs With Short Spine Syndrome

Meet Quasimodo, one of only 13 dogs in the world diagnosed with short spine syndrome. This 4-year-old German shepherd was found as a stray and brought to a shelter in Kentucky. But this week, "Quasi" made his way to Secondhand Hounds in Eden Pr...

If You're Aggressive, Your Dog Will Be Too, Says Veterinary Study

In a new, year-long University of Pennsylvania survey of dog owners who use confrontational or aversive methods to train aggressive pets, veterinary researchers have found that most of these animals will continue to be aggressive unless train...

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Adopt A Shelter Pet - What Steps Do You Need To Take?

If you and your family are looking to adopt a new pet for your home, you're likely going to start at your local pet shelter. Some people can be a bit surprised when they get to the shelter and find out that pet adoption has more steps than just...

How Do I Crate Train My Dog?

Introduction How do I crate train my dog? A crate is a great tool for toilet training a puppy and is generally considered to be the most effective and efficient method. It keeps him confined when there is no supervision and the majority of dogs...

Why Is Obedience Training So Important?

To me that seems like such a silly question however there are a bunch of dog owners out there that just don't have a clue what the answer may be. There are many reasons that you need a trained dog and in this article I won't be able to address ...

Some Common Rescue Dog Behavior Problems

For those of you dog owners who have rescued a dog from a shelter I want to say to you, thank you. Without you there would literally be millions of dogs either being put to sleep or still looking for homes. There are a few things to watch out ...

Do You Think That Your Puppy's Growl Is Cute?

Quite often I hear people comment that their puppy growled at a stranger and they thought it was so cute. Actually it isn't cute at all and in the future it will become dangerous as the puppy gets older. The problem is that your puppy should b...

Why Neuter Your Dog?

Population control is the number one reason for neutering a male dog (or spaying female dogs.) One female dog has the ability to produce nearly 200 offspring by the time she is just five years old! An estimated 8-10 million unwanted companion a...

You Can Train Your Dog to Behave Quick and Easy

You might be at the end of your rope with your dog- and no matter what you do, you can't seem to get your dog to behave. You try to give them treats, you try to instill fear- but absolutely nothing works, and they seem to be getting worse and w...