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April 17, 2020

Attachment to caregivers is created first through proximity during pre and early adolescence. However, as dogs develop into mid and late adolescence (see differentiation) they require far less direct social contact. During this time 10-12 hours of isolation (cumulative...

July 15, 2018

Dogs, like people, think and behave in sequences as their brains process the world around them and continuously work to deduct order from chaos.

July 3, 2018

Independence Day is a time filled with fun and fireworks, but for many dogs this time of year can be their worst nightmare.

January 23, 2017

I have spoken with many dog-owners who believe their dog is not very intelligent. "Aaron, I don't think this dog can be trained," they say. The reasoning given for such a confession is that the dog won't follow commands and seems unable to retain information. But is th...

January 6, 2017

Many dogs will chose to take a nap right in the middle of intersections within our home. They innately understand that to occupy this space impedes our movement, and, as such, sets boundaries for us. This is what I call a "covert manipulation", an influence t...

October 3, 2016

If dogs were people: They would make outstanding economists. While they lounge around your home, seemingly doing nothing, they quietly gather data about the culture of your behavior. They memorize what you do, when you do it, and how well you do certain things. They me...

April 21, 2016

In Three Dimensional Dog, A Unified Theory of Canine Behavior, I write about Oliver -- a black Labrador Retriever who left his home on a planned mission to find a new family. A similar story is now being reported out of Russia near the Ukrainian boarder.

Shavia is a bla...

April 20, 2016

The belief that dogs are machines is still going strong today. This has given way to the pervasive belief that nothing exists inside their head but a set of mechanical, conditioned responses.

 

That belief has given rise to training regiments that condition dogs -- prim...

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