Track your dog – TAGG

A great product that I feel comfortable endorsing on the website. I have had Tagg pet trackers for my 2 dogs for several months. This is great if you are concerned about your dog when you are not at home, or when you go out and if he tends to wander. Also, I can imagine this would make you feel more comfortable if you were on vacation and you wanted to check on your dog at home, or if your dog was accompanying you and got away.

The small tracker attaches to your dogs collar. It sends a signal by GPS and overlays that with a Google earth map to locate your dog at any time. If you have an Android phone there is an App that will show the place your dog is at any time. Also, you don’t even need a cell phone to use the tracker, you can log in to check on your dog from any computer. Continue reading Track your dog – TAGG

Marines need feedback : deployment with IDD’s

For Immediate Release: Jan. 19, 2012
By Katherine H. Crawford, Office of Naval Research
Specialty canines were on a mission to sniff out trouble and display their explosive-detecting abilities Jan. 18 as part of an Office of Naval Research (ONR)-hosted “Top Dog Demo 2012.”
“These dogs have kept Marines alive by helping them move through the battle space,” said Lisa Albuquerque, program manager for ONR’s Naval Expeditionary Dog Program, part of ONR’s Expeditionary Warfare and Combating Terrorism Department. “Marines can focus on their mission because they’ve got these four-legged sensors helping to keep them safe.” Continue reading Marines need feedback : deployment with IDD’s

Behaviours in dogs separated from litter at different ages

Prevalence of owner-reported behaviours in dogs separated from the litter at two different ages

  1. L. Pierantoni, DVM1,M. Albertini, DVM, PhD2 andF. Pirrone, DVM, PhD2

The present study examined the prevalence of behaviours in dogs separated from the litter for adoption at different ages. Seventy adult dogs separated from their dam and littermates and adopted between the ages of 30 and 40 days were compared with 70 adult dogs that had been taken from the litter for adoption at two months. Owners were asked to complete a questionnaire eliciting information on whether their dog exhibited potentially problematic behaviours when in its usual environment. Continue reading Behaviours in dogs separated from litter at different ages

How Dogs Think And Learn About Human Behavior

Can dogs read our minds? How do they learn to beg for food or behave badly primarily when we’re not looking? According to Monique Udell and her team, from the University of Florida in the US, the way that dogs come to respond to the level of people’s attentiveness tells us something about the ways dogs think and learn about human behavior. Continue reading How Dogs Think And Learn About Human Behavior

Dogs can learn object names

Some Dogs May Understand That Our Sounds Refer To Particular Objects: Border Collie Comprehends Over 1,000 Object Names
08 Jan 2011

Researchers at Wofford College discovered that a Border Collie comprehends the names of over 1000 objects, differentiating between names of objects and orders to fetch them. This research deepens the findings of researchers in Germany, who had . . . → Read More: Dogs can learn object names

“Deed Not Breed” In Dangerous Dogs

Overwhelming Support For Deed Not Breed In Dangerous Dogs Consultation, UK

26 Nov 2010

The government has published the results of the Defra consultation on dangerous dogs revealing overwhelming support for an overhaul of the failed Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

The consultation closed in June and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) submitted a joint response based on sound scientific evidence and expert veterinary opinion. The response called for an end to breed-specific legislation that targets dogs based on the way they look rather than their actions. Continue reading “Deed Not Breed” In Dangerous Dogs

Animal Behavior Resource

new animal behavior resource information page from veterinary non-profit, articles and resources to help understand . . . → Read More: Animal Behavior Resource