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Explore the science behind the dog in your bed

Don't Sell Your Dog Short

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.

April 23, 2014 — Julie Hecht

What Should I Feed My Dog?

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.

April 14, 2014 — Julie Hecht
Dog Farts Blow Up Building

Dog Farts Blow Up Building

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?

April 1, 2014 — Julie Hecht
3 Ways Dogs Have Been `Consciously Uncoupling' Way Before Gwyneth

3 Ways Dogs Have Been `Consciously Uncoupling' Way Before Gwyneth

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 [...]

March 30, 2014 — Julie Hecht
Dog Destroys Humanity in World War Z

Dog Destroys Humanity in World War Z

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.

March 29, 2014 — Julie Hecht

Is DOGTV Right for Our Nation's Dogs?

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.

March 25, 2014 — Julie Hecht
February Dog Roundup (Brains, an Identity Crisis, Undrinkables and More)

February Dog Roundup (Brains, an Identity Crisis, Undrinkables and More)

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 [...]

February 28, 2014 — Julie Hecht
Why Owners Drive Veterinarians Crazy But Not Me

Why Owners Drive Veterinarians Crazy But Not Me

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.

February 28, 2014 — Julie Hecht

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