— Our resident trainer weighs in on the use of shock and prong collars, plus other pain-inflicting dog-training tools and methods.
— When Taylor Sells' dogs showed up at the shelter with no ID, it spayed one in preparation for adoption. Now Sells is outraged. But should she be?
— We crated our dog for four-hour stretches, and a rescue denied us another dog because of it. The rejection caused us to reexamine our reasons.
— I took in a Pit Bull foster and found myself facing fears I didn't know I had.
— My husband said we could get another dog if I gave up vegetarianism, so I picked a plate of chicken wings clean.
— Multiple groups rejected me, and now I advocate for more lenient policies to increase pet adoptions.
— I think four-legged kids require less work than human ones. What do you think?
— Officers must police themselves and act with discretion rather than killing dogs recklessly.
— People often stop me to remark that my 60-pound Lab is too big for me. What are they thinking?
— We all aren’t pro trainers who can dedicate 24/7 to our dogs, but we all can help with behavior.
— A Facebook group plans to demonstrate in all state capitols tomorrow. But have they done the groundwork to pull it off?
— My dogs get a little wacky when fall arrives. Do your dogs sense when the season is changing?
— Quantifiably real or not, the sheer number of stories about Black Dog Syndrome brings attention to shelters, rescues, and the importance of sterilization.
— Is making money from your cute dog pictures "sick"? Gawker writer Aleksander Chan seems to think so.
— New, wealthy Brooklyn residents want a park cleared so their dogs can run off-leash.
— Dog clothing can be cute, but at what point does it become cruel to dress up your dog for Halloween?
— Humor, patience, and love top my list of things I admire about my Pit Bull, Axle. What tops yours?
— A fun way to share dog photos sparks Internet warfare when rule changes are proposed.
— My parents adopted Shea Farrell after only 5 weeks, but he didn't replace Jessy -- instead, he made us remember why we love dogs so much.
— It's National Pet Peeves Week (seriously), a good time to look at why dogs do the things they do.
— A columnist is enraged because the dog in the ad is left alone for a night, but do dog owners really have that level of responsibility?
— Nothing I do has stopped my Poodle, and anger sometimes gets the best of me. What should I do?
— Walks let dogs get mental and physical stimulation by exploring and interacting with their surroundings -- this should be the priority.
— An interview sheds light on the Shiba Inu named Kabosu -- her owner is not happy with the fame.
— My rescue dog showed no signs of aggression in three months; I wonder what set him off.
— When I see my dog's toothy smile, I wonder what damage those teeth could do to a small human.
— My Cattle Dog is, but I can’t blame it all on her breed -- I’m kind of a control freak, too.
— Every time I walk my dog on a leash in my neighborhood, we're chased by off-leash dogs.
— Our writers and editors share the many things dogs do for them. We want you to share yours.
— I was angry and saddened like never before when my German Shepherd killed a rabbit -- as if she’d done something to personally affront me.
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