Month: December 2015

Canine Body Language – A Tale of Tails

We mentioned that dogs signal how they are feeling in many ways.  In order to really understand what your dog is trying to tell you, you must look at various parts of the dog’s body. Today we will look at tails.  There is an old saying that if a dog is wagging his/her tail, the… Read more »

Canine Body Language – The Eyes

They say the eyes are the window to the soul. We can learn a great deal about how a dog is feeling by looking at the eyes. Soft relaxed eyes and a relaxed body indicate a calm, happy dog. Hard eyes, hard stare are a threat. You can see worry in a dog’s eyes. Whale… Read more »

Winter Safety Tips for your Pets

“Oh, the weather outside is delightful but soon it will be frightful!” Although it has been warm lately, the winter weather will soon be here and taking it’s toll on all of us. When preparing for the cold winter months, don’t forget to think about your pets. They too are in need of special treatment… Read more »

Canine Body Language – Distressed Dogs

Yesterday we looked at happy dogs. Most people can also recognize dogs that are in real distress. These are pictures of dogs pushed beyond their level of tolerance. They feel the need to protect themselves. Typically dogs that are this distressed have already been warning us that they are uncomfortable and the signals have been… Read more »