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Dress Code for Dogs

Dress Code for Dogs

Did you ever have an event to go to – like Dogs Dining Out – look in your puppy’s closet and see she has nothing to wear? Don’t fret, we have a few solutions for you. You can find doggy dress-ups at many area pet boutiques, including Bow Wow Beauty and Muttropolis. There are budget-friendly choices such as rhinestone collars, bow-ties, and tutus. Or go all out with an evening dress or ... »

Get Happy, Healthy – Get a Dog

Get Happy, Healthy – Get a Dog

Dogs are not only incredible friends—they’re good for you, too! Of course service dogs provide amazing support for special needs, but a dog without any special training improves your well-being significantly, as well. Here in San Diego—probably the most dog-friendly city in the US—it is easy and delightful to own a dog. There are hundreds of dog-friendly restaurants, countless dog parks and access... »

New Study Shows Your Dog May be An Eternal Optimist

New Study Shows Your Dog May be An Eternal Optimist

A new study out of the University of Sydney (yes, it seems in Australia they study these things) shows that dogs display optimistic or pessimistic tendencies. “This research is exciting because it measures positive and negative emotional states in dogs objectively and non-invasively. It offers researchers and dog owners an insight into the outlook of dogs and how that changes,” said Dr... »

SDSU Study of Jealousy in Dogs Flawed?

SDSU Study of Jealousy in Dogs Flawed?

UCSD professor Christine Harris recently published a study in the online scientific journal PLOS ONE suggesting that dogs get jealous, too. It has been cited in the media worldwide: The Washington Post, CNN, BBC. The study finds humans may not be the only animals to experience jealousy. Thirty-six dogs were observed as their parents ignored them and focused their attention instead upon either a re... »

Help Your Dog Cope with Fireworks

Help Your Dog Cope with Fireworks

For some dogs and their parents Independence Day is agony because of dogs’ anxiety to fireworks. Dogs, with their finally tuned senses, can become extremely agitated by the sound, smell and bursts of lights from fireworks. If your dog is one who suffers, here are some tips that may help: Put safety first. Make sure that your home is safe, especially where you plan to leave your dog. Remove a... »

SD Dog-Friendly Places to Work

SD Dog-Friendly Places to Work

International Take Your Dog to Work Day is Friday, June 20th. Researching SD companies that allow dogs at work (Bark.com, Dogfriendly.com, local newspaper articles) and adding a few of the places we go to we came up with a total of a measly EIGHTEEN!!!! This cannot be right! Granted, it is more than other cities, but still…. So, let’s make this right. Please add to the list below. Let us know wher... »

How to Make $2 Million

How to Make $2 Million

Making $2 million may be as easy as breeding Tibetan Mastiffs. One recently sold in China for nearly $2 million, Agence France-Presse reports, to a 56-year old property developer. Some wealthy Chinese are buying the dogs as investments, as well as status symbols. Its ownership has come to symbolize wealth and status as much as a new car or an ostentatious mansion.   (photo from ealuxe.com) »

Beware! The Poop Police Resort to DNA

Beware! The Poop Police Resort to DNA

The newest in poop clean-up? DNA testing. Poo Prints out of Tennessee offers DNA testing for  apartments, condos, or HOA community. And word has it that the city of Naples is planning to do DNA testing on abandoned dog poop. This requires every dog to register and provide a DNA sample, of course, which significantly increases dog licensing (and the fees collected). Who pays for all this? The negli... »

Speak! No really! Your Dog Will Speak

Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery, a small Scandinavian research lab, has invented a device to translate your dog’s thoughts into English (and a few other languages). The technology used in No More Woof is the result of combining the latest technologies in three different tech-areas, EEG-sensoring, Micro Computing and special BCI software. The current prototype focuses on hunger, cu... »

Breed Lists and The Best Insurance Companies

Breed Lists and The Best Insurance Companies

Dog bites account for one-third of all homeowner insurance claims, with an average payout of nearly $30,000 per claim, according to the Insurance Information Institute. In order to limit their exposure, some insurers maintain “breed lists” — types of dogs that are denied coverage, require a higher premium or are excluded, which could leave you on the hook for damages. These breed... »

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