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Why Are Dogs Afraid of Vacuums, Balloons, and Other Weird Things?

It’s either heart wrenching or comical to see our beloved dogs in fear of something that we know to be innocuous. It seems each dog has developed a personal fear of different inanimate objects or sounds in nature. A famous internet pit bull, Stella, was once deathly afraid of pineapples! Why does this happen and […]

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Can Dogs See TV?

Nowadays, I’d rather spoon with my dog while binge-watching the latest series on Netflix. I like to think Thisbe just enjoys being close to me, but she seems to perk up during certain scenes. Then there’s my cat, Peter, who thinks the moving pictures are an interactive experience made just for him. There’s even a […]

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What Are the Best Guard Dogs?

“The dog is man’s best friend” may sound like a trite axiom but it remains true ever since the first canid was tamed. This versatile companion is part friend, part sentry, part colleague. He gives love and affection but the next moment will literally lay down his life for his two-legged companion. With his capable […]

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Why Are Dogs Afraid of Thunderstorms?

The scene is all too familiar – the loud and raucous thunder accompanied by flashes of lightning…and some poor dog whimpering and scrambling for cover under the bed or sofa. Every dog-parent can recount word-for-word the same exact story about Rover, Fido, Spot, or Pepper. What is it about thunderstorms or a dog’s anatomy that […]

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