Top 5 Agility Dog Breeds
All breeds are welcome to participate in the sport, however those best suited for dog agility training tend to be physically active with high energy levels and a desire to please. These five breeds are frequently found at the top of the leaderboard.
Autism assistance dogs?
Question: I’ve heard that dogs can be trained to help autistic kids. Is that true? Answer: In two words, Yes, but. Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning there is a wide range of symptoms that stem from a neurological disconnect characterized by widespread abnormalities of social interactions and communication and severely restricted interests and highly […]
Therapy dog certification?
Question: Does my dog need to pass a test to be able to participate in animal assisted therapy? Answer: That depends on where you might be interested in visiting with your dog. Larger facilities, like hospitals, with concerns about liability and safety issues, as well as infection control, have greater needs for standards of visiting […]
Question: My dog and cat seem bored most of the time. How can I add some excitement to my pets’ lives? Answer: Play with your pet every day It only takes 10 minutes a day for your cat and 30 for your dog to make a world of difference. Set aside time to connect with […]
Basic obedience commands
Obedience training for dogs and puppies
Games for couch potatoes
The couch potato Gives you a “Do we have to?” look when you try to take him for a run Settles right down after a leisurely stroll around the block Top activities: Walking — long leisurely ones or multiple short ones. Even couch potatoes need exercise Accompanying you on errands around town, or hanging out […]
Games for athletic dogs
The Jock Plays a vigorous tug of war with you, and is then ready to sprint to the dog park Is always frisking around, and sniffing out new scents and experiences May come from a breed that was developed to do a high-energy job, such as hunting or herding Top activities: Agility combines obedience with […]
Dog videos: Dog olympics
The speed. The grace. The power. What could be more exciting than watching Olympic athletes in action? Watching Olympic athletes who are dogs, of course! As these videos prove, there are plenty of dogs who could hold their own in Beijing this summer. Water polo: A Poodle with a fierce serve. Trampoline: This Rottie could […]
Dog videos: Amazing dog sports
The skill of dog athletes, and their incredible responsiveness to their human handlers, can be thrilling to watch. We’ve compiled a few videos that inspired us to head outdoors with our own dogs. Agility: A fast-paced sport that’s as fun for the spectators as it is for the dogs Musical freestyle: The sport for dogs […]
(Other) games for ball hounds
Going beyond fetch