A dog uses his nose to interpret his world the way we humans use our eyes. He can gain all the information he needs about his environment utilizing his amazing sense of smell.
There is a massive amount of scientific evidence supporting positive reinforcement as the most effective method dog training method. These studies typically focus on the main goal of training a dog – obtaining the desired behavior. But a new study from the University of Bristol examines other, equally important collateral benefits of positive training.
Xylitol, a popular sweetener, can be very dangerous to dogs. This artificial sweetener is used in many low-calorie, sugar-free foods.
Twenty-five years ago, a Kentucky motorist was the first to use the “dog defense” when pulled over for drunk driving. When officers stopped William David Bowen, a 34 year old from Louisville who had been weaving in and out of traffic, they attempted to administer a breathalyzer test, but Bowen refused, claiming that he wasn’t the driver – his dog was.
Morris Animal Foundation researches cures to more common ailments in dogs such as gastrointestinal disorders and skin issues.
Forty-five years ago, Veterok and Ugolyok landed on Earth, after breaking the record for the longest time in orbit: 22 days. This remains the longest space flight of any dog!
Our friends at Found Animals and The Heigl Foundation have partnered to raise up to $180,000 to support low-cost spay/neuter services in the L.A. area. The worthy recipients are three extraordinary organizations dedicated year round to creating healthier communities and happier pets: Clinico, Spay4LA and FixNation. But they need your help to reach this goal.
With many dogs, their bark is worse than their bite. But new research shows that dogs can recognize the size of another dog by its growl.
AOL’s Paw Nation features a report on the exercise and health benefits to humans engaged in dog agility training.
Thanks to a partnership between Found Animals and the Zoom Room, we will be offering low-cost microchip implants for Los Angeles dogs at our Hollywood location on Sunday, September 26 from 1 to 5 pm.
Getty Images, the repository of our collective visual world, has selected our mascot, Clyde, and one of our wonderful Zoom Room clients, Zingo, a Goldendoodle (and his owner, Mikaela, an incredible pro golfer) to reside in their illustrious library.
Early puppy socialization is critical. Research clearly demonstrates that puppies that grow up in isolation – both from other dogs as well as from a wide variety of humans – have a greater tendency to develop behavior problems later in life such as fear-based aggression. But for many years, dog owners have been advised to keep puppies safe at home for the first four months of their lives, in order to avoid infectious diseases. This puts the owner of a new puppy in a terrible predicament: keep your dog at home and risk psychological and behavioral complications, or take your dog out into the world and risk disease.
Following a recent research study showing the health and fitness benefits for dog owners when participating in dog agility training, the Zoom Room announces an innovative new fitness program: Canine Cross-Training™.
New Program! Helping your child learn to read in our new Ruff Reading Therapy Dog Program, in which children read to dogs in the comfort of the Zoom Room.
Today researchers from the University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology released the results from their study of the Energy cost and heart-rate responses of dog trainers during dog agility training. We are here publishing their findings for the first time. This study represents the first ever scientific examination of the physiological effects of dog agility on the human handlers.