Commentaries

The Invisible Scent-sational Companion Animals

One of the first harbingers of spring many of us may miss is the dramatic increase in the scent load. But not our dogs and cats..

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Balanced Human-Canine Parenthood

Would you trust this dog to save your life?

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The Rescue-Euthanasia-Emotion Rollercoaster

When it comes to resolving the stray dog problem, the current rescue-transport system misses one critical point.

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Neurotransmitters and Animal Behavior

Often things appear too good to be true are. The same is true of neurotransmitters and their role in behavior.

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The Human-Animal Relationship in Troubled Times Redux  

This month I resurrected the first commentary I wrote on this website 15 years ago to compare the status of human-animal relationships then and now.

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Another Year Ends, a New Year Lies Ahead

As one year ends and another begins, all of us in the little house on the hill wish  you and yours of all species lots of good memories and a holiday season filled with love and joy.

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The 10% Animal Behavior Solution

When you think of a successful animal training method, what’s your goal? Obedience most of the time? Or obedience when it really counts?

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Primary Animal Care: Bones of Contention

Who’s the primary animal caregiver in your home? What if you’re not there?

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Doggy See, Doggy Do – Sort of, but not always

Social learning represents a viable teaching strategy in wild animals. But as usual. sometimes our close relationship with companion animals can complicate matters.

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Transport Dog Benefits

Because I’m a more optimistic person by nature and the canine transport scene was getting me down, I decided to list the benefits I’ve gained since this process began.

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