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Dog stories and information

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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Why dogs sniff each other’s behinds…and why you should encourage it

By Jeff Stallings While wearing Otis out at Douglass Dog Park this morning, I witnessed something I have seen too many times:  A red-faced dog owner apologizing for her dog sniffing another dog’s behind. I made a joke about it … Continue reading

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betternaturedogtraining.com is the featured site on the DudaMobile Facebook page

I used the site DudaMobile.com to create a mobile version of my website.  Their software is amazing.  This week they are featuring the mobile version of my website betternaturedogtraining.com as their site of the week.  I am honored.

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The earth is the same place in relation to the sun as the day Otis was born

By Jeff Stallings You’d have to look far and wide to find a one-year old pup as well-behaved as my mutt Otis. I have the advantage being a dog trainer and having lots of time to work with her. But … Continue reading

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My dog Otis and her sister Magpie

My 11 month-old puppy Otis is fortunate to have a litter mate living here in San Francisco.  This afternoon I took Otis around the corner to Douglass Dog Park and as soon as we entered, BOOM, her sister/litter mate Magpie … Continue reading

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A seriously well-trained dog

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