If Storms Freak Your Dog Out, Get Her A Nice Warm Jacket

My chocolate lab Ladybird loses her shit when it storms. I can only describe it as a dog panic attack: She runs all over the place, pants crazily, tries to climb up on my bed (where she is not allowed), nervously licks my legs, and eventually seeks comfort in the safety of the bathtub. She can’t talk to me,… »10/19/15 11:14am10/19/15 11:14am

Bat Fetching Sports Dog Retires After 649 Consecutive Games

All dogs are good dogs. This is objective fact and I will not hear any arguments against it. But some dogs, like Miss Babe Ruth of Greensboro, N.C., are better dogs. Since she was a nine-month-old puppy, the black labrador retriever has worked for the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers, living up to her breed’s namesake… »8/30/15 11:55am8/30/15 11:55am

Why Are Dogs So Insanely Happy to See Us When We Get Home?

Unlike a certain companion animal that will go unnamed, dogs lose their minds when reunited with their owners. But it’s not immediately obvious why our canine companions should grant us such an over-the-top greeting—especially considering the power imbalance that exists between the two species. We spoke to the experts… »7/31/15 2:36pm7/31/15 2:36pm

How To Get A Good Dog, And Be A Good Dog Owner 

I wasn’t ready when I got my dog, Penny, in college. Lots of people compare owning a dog to raising a child, but I’ve never had a child, so I’ll compare it to looking after a Pokémon, of which I have owned many. True, canines are loyal companions who will come to your aid whenever you may need them. Except in this… »4/30/15 12:30pm4/30/15 12:30pm

Q&A: Nathan, A Bloodhound That Did Not Win The Westminster Dog Show

Another year, another February; another parade of dogs coming to a gray and bitter New York in hopes of winning the big ribbon at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Of all this year's upsets, few were as touching as the toppling of Flessner's International S'Cess, a handsome bloodhound from Maryland who won Best… »2/18/15 11:09am2/18/15 11:09am