Love and Dogs and Dogs and Us November 2023

Could We Ever Read Dogs as Well as They Read Us? September 2022

How to Apologize to a Dog–Or Can We? July 2022

Dog Bite Prevention Week (Month? Year?) April 2022

Guardian? Owner? Parent? Which Are You? (If any . . .) May 2021

Things We Do To Confuse Dogs January 2021

Tell Us Your Stories About Reading, or Missing, Canine Emotional Expressions December 2020

Love. In the Time of Now. November 2020

Different place, different dog? October 2020

I’m Little And Adorable. Don’t Make Me Bite You. September 2020

Why Aren’t Dogs Bothered More By Masks? August 2020

Love, but not Like? Like, but not Love? Feelings are Messy. June 2020

Preventing Separation Anxiety in the Time of Covid April 2020

Nothing to Yawn About–Yawning as a Sign of Empathy February 2020

Whale Eye. Nothing to Do with Whales. December 2019

Aggression, Fear and Gut Health. . . Joined at the Hip? May 2019

Why Do We Love Dogs So Much? So, So Much? May 2019

Can Dogs Feel Pride? September 2017

Why Don’t Dogs Get Angry More Often April 2017

Animal Dreaming…? March 2016

What Makes Your Dog Happy? January 2016

What does “Licking” Mean? November 2015

Can Dogs Smell Your Emotions? May 2015

Consciousness in Dogs  August 2014

Is Anthropomorphism a Dirty Word?  April 2014

Your Dog Has a Brain in His Gut  December 2011

Yup, Dogs Can Be Disgusted!  November 2011

What Emotions Do You Share with Your Dog?  Part I, Results  November 2011

Helping a Dog Through a Loss  Part I, Part II  August 2011

Secondary Emotions in Animals  May 2009

Authentic Happiness  March 2009



A Glass Half-full: All emotions may not be equal, but they are equally powerful

Honest as the Dog is Long: Dogs score high on seeing and telling it as it is

Article on Patricia McConnell published in the German publicaiton, Dogs





Training Your Dog

Here’s the good news: It’s fun to train your dog! Here’s the bad news: You have to learn how. More good news: It’s not hard to learn. . . and this is a great place to get started.

Behavior & Health

If you’re interested in canine cognition, communication, social systems & nutrition (plus a host of other topics!), look here to start seeing your dog in an entirely new light!

Behavior Problems

Here’s help for dogs of every description, from cautious canines to feisty fidos. Click below for videos, articles, books and DVDs that will help you help your dog.

Finding Resources

Links to other great websites & information on becoming a professional trainer or behaviorist, questions for your veterinarian, and everything in between!


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