- Producer26/11/2016Do You Underestimate Your Dog?I have a lot to say about dogs. Which is highly curious since the reason I share my life with a dog is precisely because of the wordless communication that fills my introverted soul. I love Zanzi. So much so, I had to write a book about our...
- 25/11/2016By Constantine AlexanderYour dog remembers what you didwww.constantinealexander.net People have a remarkable ability to remember and recall events from the past, even when those events didn't hold any particular importance at the time they occurred. Now, researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on November 23 have...
Comments25/11/2016 #3 Loribeth PiersonLove the shares about our 4 legged furbabies. My 80lb. Aussie does not know he's a dog. Lol. He is so clever and remembers my actions. @Deb Helfrich mine will do the same when I don't put his bandana on. He knows and will go over and jump on his chair. Then he gives me the stink eye look. Like I can not believe you are leaving this house without me. They are truly smart and really are a girls-best-friend! Thanks for the share @Laurent Boscherini25/11/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichGreat share, @Laurent Boscherini. I can prove Zanzi has episodic memory in many ways. She knows when I do specific actions - and there are a few of them - that I intend to go out by myself. She often goes to her crate just when I put my phone into my purse, for example. I never trained her in any way, it is just a part of the process of me leaving and she noticed this action occurs and made the association herself. It also helps that I never take her for a walk with my phone or purse - her walks are for her.
I can also prove the length of her memory when I 'cook' her food before we walk - she pulls me back home after she completes the point of the walk. She knows dinner is waiting. If dinner is not waiting, she will want to linger on the walk.
- 23/10/2016Public Pool Throws a Dog Party Before Closing for the SeasonPooch Pool Party The Pooch Pool Party at Lakeview park in Nampa, Idaho. This is an annual Pool Party and dog day event held in Nampa Idaho for support of their amazing Dog...
- 15/10/2016The 'Canine Companions' hive is buzzing these days - all are welcome to join and share photos of your best friends . Zanzi is really handy with her front paws - she was about 5 months old in this photo.
Comments10/10/2016 #4 Phil FriedmanThanks, Kim. Dogs respond not only to love and affection, but with love and affection. Many animal behavior studies support that. Puppies fed by one group of people and played with by another, will always give preferential attention to those who... play with them. Even brain physiology studies indicate enhanced activity in those portions of the brain considered pleasure centers, when a human with a close relationship comes into the room, or even more so returns home after an absence. Cheers!
- Producer09/10/2016The Move - by River (My dog)Where the F*ck are the rabbits? What happened? Why are we here? I don’t understand? The other day I got picked up for doggy daycare and then the craziest, messed up thing happened. The doggy daycare lady took me somewhere I had never been. She had...
Comments09/10/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichClosets are a moving dog's best friends. My girls learn about packing really young. I hope the lobby situation gets sorted out, as being picked up for each exit and entry will eventually get to a be a big pain. I had to carry Zanzi around for two months last summer.... Happy House Warming!
- 06/10/2016Little Kids Getting Knocked Over by Dogs Watch little kids getting knocked over by dogs. See more videos at...
- 03/10/2016Happy Monday! Here's a short video to make you laugh. Dogs faces captured as they catch their treats in mid-air. You can feel their joy.Hilarious Expressions Of Dogs Trying To Catch Treats In Mid-Air © Story of Everythingz ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Visit:...
- Producer30/09/2016Massive hatch of ticks: how to protect your dogsWarm weather on the coast and recent rains have resulted in a massive hatch of ticks.Last weekend we had to admit a small dog that had suddenly become paralyzed. Its breathing was labored, and when we searched its body we found 10 ticks in various...
- 29/09/2016It's National Coffee Day :-) I found this photo on Pinterest that says it all! It's still a mystery how someone got such a candid picture of me..... Enjoy your cup of joe today!
- Producer07/09/2016How to Help a Puppy Feel At HomeThis is an excerpt from my book, Second: A Tale of Grief and Puppy Love...Tangenyika was not exactly thrilled to find herself alone, without her littermates and parents, in her new abode. The whimpering in the car turned to whining in the...
Comments09/09/2016 #6 Deb Helfrich#5 Now that is an interesting question, @Lisa Gallagher. Can our dogs be creatures of habit? On the one hand, I doubt they have a comfort zone in the way we typically employ the phrase. Sticking to things/places that we feel won't trigger anxious feelings. Sure they have fear based on incoming stimuli but I don't think they have repetitive thoughts about whether something fearful might occur. They react to what is actually happening most of the time.
Although, on the other hand, habits are basically actions that we take without thought and that sounds a lot like what our dogs lives may be like. Especially as habits are primarily programs in our subconscious and that part of the brain is relatively similar structurally in mammals. We are pretty sure they dream, for example, although probably not in stories but in actions and dreaming happens when the subconscious is in charge - i.e. the part of the brain responsive for keeping the body functioning.
Are dogs creatures of habit? I'll keep pondering....09/09/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher#3 My dog tends to run in the kitchen a LOT when I'm in here cooking or at my desk on my pc. He whines at the door and he can work up a good whine- as if "hey , I have to go potty NOW." He fooled me so many times and ended up going out to accomplish nothing except smelling the ground and bushes only to run right back in and whine again. It took me forever (well not literally lol) to figure out many times he's whining because he wants me to go into the Den with him. He lays down right away and relaxes. He doesn't like hanging in the kitchen even if I bring his doggie bed in here, he's such a creature of habit. He has me wrapped!09/09/2016 #1 Lisa GallagherGreat article @Deb Helfrich, I love your quote at the end, "I've learned time and time again, when there is a difference of opinion with a dog, the fastest way through the contentious issue is to get still, quiet, and maybe even get on the ground." I have found this to be true with my dog. Thanks for sharing and by the way, your dog is adorable!! Great tips and story.
- 05/09/2016We had a visitor to the office on Friday. This is Violet, a 4 week old Pug puppy, the daddy pug works at the desk opposite me and brought her in because mummy pug had a woof time and needed a shampoo day to relax.
- 27/08/2016For all my animal people. I can't wait to watch . This one got me teary !A Dog's Purpose - Official Trailer (HD) A Dog's Purpose - Official Trailer In Theaters January 27, 2017 http://www.adogspurposemovie.com Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron,...