— A few years ago, I was the one getting complaints about my dog, so I try to hold my tongue now when someone's dog is driving me crazy.
— Coldwell Banker's commercial during the Oscars got me thinking about dogs in ads -- starting with that abomination known as Spuds MacKenzie.
— Published just weeks before Westminster, the social critic and former dog walker's latest book challenges long-held beliefs about purebred dogs.
— When the vet bills pile up, GoFundMe, Plumfund, and PetChance allow you to ask friends and family for financial help through social media. Is that okay, or would you never?
— Dogs can teach us valuable lessons about love and relationships -- and Valentine's Day is the perfect time to learn them.
— Less than five percent of owners attend a training class with their dog. We offer resources for the majority who don't.
— February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness month, so let's talk about the best ways to educate others.
— Caring for my most challenging dog client is still more enjoyable than cold calling. Have you considered changing jobs to one that involved animals?
— They can help some "imperfect" dogs find their perfect homes -- and my little Marshmallow is proof it works.
— If you want to lose the leash, follow these tips to keep your dogs and others around you safe.
— Experts say dogs don't like to hug, but my Trucker hugs everyone. Does your dog like to hug or be hugged?
— When it comes to hugs, comfort, and overall goofy happiness, I pick big dogs. Here's why.
— When my German Shepherd, Hugo, died, it felt like a part of me had been clawed out and torn away. I talked to a pet-loss expert -- here's what she said.
— I'm lucky my pups leave me a little sliver to sleep on each night. Do your dogs sleep with you? Where on the bed?
— The No. 1 reason? Puppies are often given as Christmas gifts, and the first 20 weeks are crucial for training.
— My rescue pets provide companionship and inspiration, and they bring my family joy -- just to name a few.
— As an animal advocate, I believe the content of the video, and the video itself, are potentially dangerous, not adorable. What do you think?
— I won't mince words: People who ignore leash laws are selfish, ignorant, and have a strong sense of entitlement. Are you with me or not?
— As a dog sitter, I talk to canines like I would co-workers. This can get pretty confusing for people near us.
— I could go to a local rescue and adopt a dog within a few hours -- and it's really hard not to do exactly that.
— The mockumentary "Sniffers" advertises an STI home-testing kit. That could be a good thing, but the ad uses stigma to sell the product.
— Sacrifice is an inherent part of having animals in your life. Here's what I've given up.
— The radio host calls Pit Bulls "a waste of space," and a petition and Twitter campaign are launched.
— Dogs now get their very own weddings, birthday parties, "bark mitzvahs," and other grand celebrations. Have you been to one?
— Comforting a boy at his general audience, the Pope said that dogs will go to heaven. What does it mean for Catholics, dogs, and the rest of us?
— I recently checked out a dog who hadn't yet seen a vet, and the rescue wanted $450 in fees. Is that out of line?
— As the indie game designer watched her dog die, Gamergate couldn't even give Wu the space to mourn.
— Diego was devoted in a way that was hard to explain -- "He's a leaner, not a kisser" is how one person put it.
— My dog is my everything, so I give him the very best -- even if it's better than what I give myself!
— Our resident trainer weighs in on the use of shock and prong collars, plus other pain-inflicting dog-training tools and methods.
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