How To Get My Dog Not to Bark?

Sometime ago we wrote a blog about this topic, but as San Francisco gradually reopens and people are slowly getting together at others homes (after 15 months of staying away), our Canine Enrichment Team is getting asked a lot: How Do I Get My Dog Not to Bark. The short answer: you really can’t and…

May 5, 2021

Is It Safe For Dogs to Drink Out of Community Water Bowls?

When I take one of my dogs to one of San Francisco’s many off leash dog parks or to walk around one of San Francisco’s commercial corridors, I try to keep them from drinking out of communal water bowls. My wife always argues with me about this. She says, “they’re thirsty, what are you worried…

April 24, 2021

Pet Behavior and the Pandemic

The other day I attended a webinar presented by the Animal Medical Center of New York City. The focus of the webinar was getting pets (dogs and cats for the purpose of the webinar) ready for pet parents to return to working outside the home. One of the main issues addressed was “separation anxiety.” I…

April 21, 2021