Is Your Dog Smarter if he has a Bigger Brain?

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Is your dog smarter than your cat because his brain is bigger? It turns out that brain size is not a measure of intelligence and cats can learn many tricks as quickly as dogs.

Circus School for Dogs

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Whether you have or deal with naughty dogs who need lots of guidance or you just want to learn new fun ways to play and interact with your dog, training tricks may be exactly what you want. Interestingly tricks can be useful in many ways.

Dominance in Dogs is Not a Personality Trait

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Anyone who hangs out with dogs and their owners has probably heard this or similar comments a million times-“My dog is dominant, he ignores our commands and plays too rough with other dogs.” To the general dog owner, this statement seems pretty normal, but to researchers studying social hierarchies in animals ranging from lions, to macaque monkeys, to bulls, the statement is likely to solicit a pause followed by a “huh?”

Turn Fido into a Skateboarding Dog

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Ever since that great video featuring Tyson the skateboarding bulldog hit it big on YouTube, skateboarding has become a standard dog trick that owners attempt to train. Most owners start by using some basic method of luring the dog onto the skateboard with a treat or pointing to the skateboard and hoping the dog will get on. If he does, then they praise and pet him like they would a child who has finally managed to ride a bike without the training wheels. They may even give the dog a treat.

Can Anyone Train a Dog?

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Contrary to what many pet owners think, it DOESN’T take an expert to train a dog or cat! The principles of dog training are quite simple, and thoughtful practice is really all it takes. Anyone and everyone can train a dog!