University of Nebraska Opens Dog Behavior Lab

The University of Nebraska has announced a new research facility that will focus on the study of dog behavior.  The Canine Cognition and Human Interaction Lab is part of the Department of Psychology.  It will conduct a series of research studies involving dog behavior and psychology, and also investigate how

Celebrate Take Your Dog To Work Day

Get ready to celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day this Friday, June 23!  (Just make sure you run this by the boss first, if you don’t already work in a pet-friendly office).  This event was created by Pet Sitters International, a well known educational organization for professional pet sitters. Research

Small Animal Veterinarian Career Overview

Small animal veterinarians specialize in providing veterinary care for companion animal species.  Their patients often include dogs, cats, small mammals, and exotics (such as parrots and reptiles). Duties Small animal veterinarians are licensed practitioners who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the illnesses and injuries common to small animals often kept

Groom Expo Coming Soon

Billed as the world’s largest pet grooming show, the famed Groom Expo will be held from September 22-25, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  The event is a favorite for many dog groomers and features a large trade show, educational events, grooming competitions with cash prizes, professional certification courses, and demonstrations. Groom Expo

Dog Trainer Career Overview

A dog trainer uses their knowledge of canine behavior and training techniques to modify behavioral responses. Duties Dog trainers use a variety of training techniques to eliminate negative behaviors or to elicit a desired response to training cues.  Techniques commonly used by dog trainers include operant conditioning, desensitization techniques, hand signals, verbal

Celebrate National Dog Day

Today is National Dog Day!  This event is celebrated annually on August 26th and promotes dog ownership and rescue.  If you have a canine companion, consider making a trip to the dog park or stop by the pet bakery to pick out a special treat.  If you don’t have a

Take Your Dog to Work Day

Are you ready to take your dog to work this Friday? Take Your Dog to Work Day is being celebrated on June 24, 2016. This popular event was founded by Pet Sitters International in 1999 and is traditionally held on the Friday after Father’s Day. You can follow the trending