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Inquisitive Canine: Jack Is Quick to Jump the Fence

Creating an inviting home environment can help motivate dogs to stay put

Published on 08.04.2010 6:45 p.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: Keep Pets Safe for a Fun Fourth

Plan ahead to ensure your dog stays comfortable and protected

Published on 07.01.2010 9:15 p.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: Take Your Dog to Work Day

Bone up on workplace rules and plan ahead to make the most of the shared experience

Published on 06.10.2010 7:45 p.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: Finding Good Match When Adopting ‘Playmate’

Bringing another dog into the household also requires a proper introduction

Published on 05.06.2010 11:49 p.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: Video Games Get Dog Riled Up

Management and rewards can help redirect your pet pooch's energy

Published on 04.01.2010 11:50 p.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: High-Energy Pup Is High Maintenance

Teach your young dog what you want in a way he’ll understand

Published on 03.18.2010 9:40 p.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: New Pet Likes to Run with the Big Dogs

Like humans, dogs have preferences in their choice of friends

Published on 03.04.2010 8:24 p.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: Get a Jump on Teaching Proper Greetings

Let your body language do the talking in improving the behavior of a friend's dog

Published on 02.18.2010 11:16 p.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: How to Kick the Couch Habit

Help your dog find a new hangout — without sacrificing cuddle time

Published on 02.04.2010 10:04 p.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: Living Down and Dirty on the Farm

Certain doggy behaviors aren't worth making a stink about, but there are ways to encourage better manners

Published on 01.21.2010 11:13 p.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: Lay Down Ground Rules for Playtime

Patience and consistency can help make fun and games enjoyable for all

Published on 01.07.2010 11:07 p.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: Start the New Year Off Right

A look back at some of 2009's columns can provide helpful insight heading into 2010

Published on 12.25.2009 12:43 a.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: Dog Takes Door Greetings Too Far

A simple training plan can ensure guests feel welcome at your home

Published on 12.10.2009 10:55 p.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: Things to Consider Before Giving a Pet as a Gift

Taking the time to answer a few questions will help ensure the new relationship gets off on the right paw, er, foot

Published on 11.27.2009 12:07 a.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: Tomato Temptation Leads to Trouble

Tips to break the habit of foraging through the garden and counter-surfing

Published on 11.12.2009 10:45 p.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: Tricks to Make Halloween a Treat

Incorporate dog training into playing dress-up and greeting visitors at the door

Published on 10.29.2009 11:48 p.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: Halloween Safety Tips for Dog Owners

Taking a few simple precautions can help ensure a fun, not frightful, holiday for all

Published on 10.16.2009 1:14 a.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: My Dog Is a Party Pooper Around the Pool

His stress is probably linked to a fear of the unknown, but patience and consistency can help change his behavior near water

Published on 10.02.2009 12:48 a.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: Master the Art of Loose-Leash Walking

The proper equipment and specific techniques can make walks more fun for canines and their owners

Published on 09.17.2009 10:29 p.m.


Inquisitive Canine: Getting to the Bottom of Paw Chewing

The behavior can be caused by any of a multitude of factors, both medical and behavioral

Published on 09.03.2009 9:54 p.m.


Inquisitive Canine: Cranky Dog Needs Some TLC

Re-creating pleasant associations can pull your pooch out of his post-vacation blues

Published on 08.21.2009 1:56 a.m.


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Inquisitive Canine: Caught Up in Playing Fetch at the Park

Reinforcing certain behaviors can train your pooch to put the ball aside for play time with other dogs

Published on 08.13.2009 5:31 p.m.


Inquisitive Canine: Rein in Behavior During Leash Walking

With a little practice, your dog can learn to resist the urge to jump at distractions

Published on 08.06.2009 10:22 p.m.


Inquisitive Canine: Boning Up on Doggy Outing Etiquette

Follow these guidelines to ensure a good time for everyone while in public with your pooch

Published on 07.30.2009 8:54 p.m.


Inquisitive Canine: Relieving Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Dogs enjoy being with their family, but there are ways to help them feel comfortable being left alone, too

Published on 07.23.2009 3:49 p.m.


Inquisitive Canine: Treat Your Pooch to a Day of Doggone Fun

Get your tail waggin' at Sunday's Fundraising Dog Walk and Pet Expo in Ventura

Published on 07.16.2009 8:21 p.m.


Inquisitive Canine: Let Playing Dogs Lie

A new puppy and an older dog will have different styles of play, but it's best to let them work out the 'rules' on their own

Published on 07.09.2009 9:38 p.m.


Inquisitive Canine: Fourth of July Precautions for Pooches

From fireworks to food, the holiday festivities present potential hazards for dogs

Published on 07.02.2009 7:09 a.m.


Inquisitive Canine: Couch Cuddling Can Be Controlled

Dogs can learn to discriminate when it's OK to be on the coach, and when it's not

Published on 06.25.2009 8:49 a.m.


Inquisitive Canine: A Dog-Eat-Dog Rivalry

What do you do when two pets can't be near each other without fighting?

Published on 06.18.2009 6:49 p.m.


Inquisitive Canine: Fascination with Felines

The first step of behavior control is to set a goal

Published on 06.11.2009 10:12 a.m.


Inquisitive Canine: ‘Doo’ and Don’ts of Doggy Potty Training

Following these tips — for pets and their owners — can ease frustration for everyone

Published on 06.04.2009 3:04 p.m.


Inquisitive Canine: Shadow Play May Indicate Dog’s Boredom

A family's Labrador mix is most likely craving attention, so she 'invents' her own game

Published on 05.27.2009 7:48 p.m.


Inquisitive Canine: Why Won’t My Dog Listen to Me?

Consequences, timing, motivation and consistency all help shape behavior

Published on 05.21.2009 4:41 p.m.


Inquisitive Canine: It’s All Fun Until Someone Gets Hurt

Play between two dogs should be consensual; if it's not, then it's not play but aggression

Published on 05.13.2009 9:42 p.m.


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