November 1, 2019

This article contains a compilation of all the FUN FACTS shared on Facebook over the last couple of weeks. We hope that everyone who reads them learns something new about their dog(s). 

FUN FACT #1 - ELEVATED PLACES 

FUN FACT #2 - THE NOSE

A dogs nose is absolutely i...

October 25, 2019

Most of us are aware dogs learn via operant (or classical) conditioning. By adding or removing positive or negative stimuli a dog will likely repeat or cease to practice a certain behaviour. There is however another learning principle that is very important that we wil...

September 22, 2019

New Dog Blues

Raising a dog looks so easy. You see other people enjoying beach walks with their dogs or drinking a cup of coffee with the dog under the table while you romantically envision yourself and your future pet in those spots. At times you might even internall...

September 13, 2019

The other day I visited a customer with a truly very sweet little dog. She could walk off leash nearly everywhere as she would mostly stay with her owner anyway. She “checked in” (looked at the owner) quite often and would go to her for support whenever she felt a litt...

August 24, 2019

There is a lot about the emotions our dogs experience that still needs to be discovered.

However, researchers have come to believe that the mind of a dog is roughly equivalent to that of a 2.5 years old human. This means we think they have the same basic emotions as a y...

August 8, 2019

When two dogs meet it’s always good to have a strategy. If dogs know each other, or are socially very strong, you could have them off leash and let nature do its thing. Most likely they will curve around a little to observe each other to make sure both are comfortable...

July 27, 2019

"In my time, we didn't have so many issues with our dogs", a sentence that my father has quoted to me on several occasions. I'm pretty sure he is right; life on our planet was a lot different 70 years ago. There weren't many cars, no internet or cell phones and our hum...

May 2, 2019

When my mom got her first baby girl, she tried to raise her as she was raised herself, and with what she saw other parents around her do. The baby developed into a healthy curious human being but drove my mother crazy – once she was able to, she opened every drawer and...

October 13, 2018

The other day I was speaking to my neighbour, a lovely senior with a heart of gold. Even though he is very comfortable around my dogs he confided in me that he isn’t a big dog fan. Obviously, I was curious to know why (I mean, who doesn’t love a dog!) but when I heard...

July 26, 2018

This page currently only contains Dutch articles as Know Your Dog was previously registered in the Netherlands. Translations / new English articles will follow soon. Stay tuned.

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