Study finds new links between dogs’ smell and vision

A dogs’ sense of smell is integrated with their vision and other unique parts of the brain, says new research out of Cornell University,

Doggy quote of the month for August

The quote for August comes from legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor

Chopper’s case

Earlier this month, Chopper's owner was found not guilty and Chopper, a Rottweiler, was released. There is a lot to learn from this case and this blog post contains my thoughts about why we need to embrace this decision and move forward with Fear Free approaches and education.

Officer Rocket – The Community Resource Dog

Officer Rocket, a Golden Retriever, has been trained as part of an initiative in positive policing, designed to have the police operate in collaborative ways that are
more efficient, kinder, gentler and leading to better outcomes.

Sox has a Yoda

For dogs that are solo, only-dogs, having a good mentor helps them settle into pet life. Sox has his very own Yoda, named Spot. Spot is wise in the greyhound ways...

More dogs in the neighborhood often means less crime

If you want to find a safe neighborhood to live in, choose one where the residents trust each other – and have a lot of dogs to walk. This study adds another reason why dogs are good for us.

More than 90% of Workers Want Pets Allowed in the Office

A survey out of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shows that office workers overwhelmingly want pet friendly offices. I agree!

Doggy quote of the month for July

“Pets are filling the void created by social decay after technology atomised us, divided us, and sowed social distrust.” -Mark Cushing, author of Pet Nation

Text Message Reminders Show Promise in Encouraging Kids to Play with the Family Dog

I find it sad that we now have to remind children to play with the family dog - and via text message! But I suppose it is a sign of changing times and priorities and at least there is research to back it up...

Bergie’s blog

Bergie, a special black greyhound who was Izzy's boyfriend for many years, passed away last week. This post is to share my memories of him and why he was special.

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Doggy Mom
The blog about everything dog

I've been blogging since 2010 about a range of dog issues. I particularly like sharing the latest research news and I always share a Doggy Quote of the Month