Blog Entries ( Dog Behavior )

Dog fosters three abandoned kittens and seven puppies

June 4th, 2014
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JASPER, Ga-- Cat videos have a certain cuteness level. People have build entire internet empires on cat videos. Mary took it to a whole new level. Mary is a beagle mix at the Animal Shelter of Pickens County. She already had seven puppies in her litter. It's likely why she ended up at the shelter. People often unload pregnant pets when they realize they can't afford ...

Dog Learning is 24/7

March 6th, 2014
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How much time do you spend each day training your dog? If you answered "30 minutes," "An hour," or even "Three 10-minute sessions," you're wrong. Oh, I believe that you're working on specific skills during those periods--but the truth is that you're training your dog 24 hours a day, every day. Dogs are masters of prognostication. They might not be able to tell you the winning ...

Dog a patient audience for children learning to read

November 12th, 2013
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Frodo knows. When you're just learning to read, and it seems everyone wants to correct everything you say, Dana Kollman's 6-year-old springer spaniel knows to sit quietly and just listen. If you're only 6, and the presence of any four-legged, furry animal makes you very, very uneasy, the 65-pound Frodo knows how to be a friend and not a threat. Frodo and Kollman have been part of the ...

A dog’s tail wags may reveal more than you think

November 5th, 2013
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The way Fido wags his tail might reveal more about him than you know. Just ask another dog. A few years ago, researchers discovered a subtle difference in how dogs wag their tails. When a dog sees something positive, such as its owner, it tends to wags its tail more to its right. The wagging tends to go left when it sees something negative, like an ...

How one dog became mom to a litter of baby foxes

October 17th, 2013
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With some animals, their drive to help baby critters—whether their own, or others of the same species, and even infants from other species—is so strong that you can’t stand in their way, you just gotta let them at it. A foxhound named Mama is one of those dogs. It all started at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Connecticut in September 2011, when director Marcella Leone ...