Do Dogs Like To Be Hugged?

For many of us, the human-animal bond has an important, positive psychological effect. There have been numerous documented cases of people suffering from depression who become significantly healed as a result of the bond with their dog. Hugging, cuddling and kissing a dog comes second nature to most dog lovers. Seriously, who can resist snuggling…

Five Common Dog Socialization Mistakes

Socialization is allowing your dog to meet and interact with as many new people, animals, environments and other stimuli as possible without overwhelming it. Over-stimulation and negative experiences can result in excessive fear, withdrawal or avoidance, so knowing the right way and how much is enough is important. Keeping this in mind, the following are…