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Dog stories and information

Babies with dogs are less susceptible to illness

I have seen this news report popping up all over the place the last few days, so I had to pass it on.   A number of my clients have small children or are expecting.  This is absolutely fascinating: New parents … Continue reading

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Fenton doesn’t come: A short video on how NOT to do recalls

There’s a little bit of schadenfreude involved in me posting this video of a disastrous lack of recall.  This dog Fenton not coming is funny. Your dog not coming is not!

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Your dog’s nose knows: That amazing canine computer

By Jeff Stallings Yesterday while at the beach my 15-month old dog suddenly turned, sniffed the air and ran towards another dog that was about 50 yards away, at full clip.  These two young dogs instantly began whining with joy … Continue reading

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When Otis got skunked: Dangerous and odiferous wildlife in the Big City

We were lucky the first time a couple of weeks back, but not so on Saturday morning when Otis confronted a skunk…and lost. That first encounter started a few weeks ago when I had let Otis into the backyard for … Continue reading

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Dog domestication may have helped humans thrive while Neandertals declined

The co-evolution of humans and dogs has been much debated. Recent discoveries have pushed the origin of this relationship back further and further. A new article by Pat Shipman in the American Scientist posits that changes to the structure of … Continue reading

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Discovering what she is: Otis’ DNA test

by Jeff Stallings When we adopted Otis at 14 weeks old from a foster home in Grass Valley, we learned that she and her four litter mates had been “dropped at the front door” in some domestic dispute and that, … Continue reading

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The amazing jumproping dog

I have to share when I find videos of dogs trained to do really cool stuff.  This just shows what you can teach a dog if you foster a really solid connection with your animal, have patience and stick to … Continue reading

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