In 1996, veteran dog trainer Jean Donaldson picked a fight with Walt Disney. Donaldson begins her book Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Dogs by explaining that people continue to buy into a made-up, Walt Disney version of dogs.
How wonderful if you could pose this question just once in your dog's life and receive a perfect answer that would last a lifetime. Imagine if there were a ‘right' formula, and once you know it, you could feed your dog forever and ever on the same exquisite diet.
Well, not quite. But maybe they wrecked a few Dog Fart Suits. But did cow farts blow up a building in Germany? Or is that just an April Fools joke?
Some people get divorced. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin `consciously uncouple.' Fine. I don't know exactly what that means (and neither do you), but here's my take on how dogs have been `consciously uncoupling' way before Gwyneth and Chris even met: 1) Butt Sniffing Humans greet with handshakes and hugs, while dogs greet with head-to-head [...]
One of my earliest ‘grownup’ gifts was the Dawn of the Dead box set, so I was a happy camper to find myself on recent flights to and from San Francisco sitting next to people watching World War Z.
For people who don't understand this whole companion dog thing, I can imagine DOGTV being the tip of the `I can't believe how crazy dog people are' iceberg.
February might be a short month, but like every month, it was packed with a healthy dose of dog studies and dog news. In case you were hibernating, working, catching up on a good book (or True Detective!), taking care of a sick loved one or just not reading dog news, here's what you should [...]
Here's why I love what I do. I took courses at the The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and I regularly attend veterinary conferences (particularly AVSAB and AVMA), but I am not a veterinarian.
Apparently cows are terrorists too. Last month, journalists reportedin what can only be described as a chicken-run scenario of cows plotting their big escapethat a herd of dairy cows in central Germany caused an explosion in their housing facility.
I meant to tell you this earlier. The Dog Spies tag line: ‘Explore the science behind the dog in your bed is actually short for Explore the science behind the dog in your bed and all the other animals we interact with and care for.’ You can see why brevity won, but this expanded [...]
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