10 Reasons to Train Rover Now

By Lisa-Anne Manolius | February 18, 2011 ~ Be the 1st to Comment

10 Reasons to Train Rover Now

Whether you’ve just adopted a puppy or an adult dog, or you’ve had a dog in your family for years, here are 10 great reasons to train your pooch now:

  1. Get your dog started (or keep him going) on the right paw. Training will teach him good manners from the get-go, maintain good manners and prevent the development of bad habits and behavior problems. Continue Reading

Say My Name

By Lisa-Anne Manolius | March 31, 2010 ~ Be the 1st to Comment

In an old Destiny’s Child song a woman singer, suspicious that her boyfriend is cheating on her, asks him on the telephone to say her name. If he says it, it will mean one thing – no other woman’s with him to give him grief about talking to the singer/girlfriend. If he won’t say the singer’s name, it means something else. Without much thought we understand implicitly the context of the singer’s request and that the boyfriend’s utterance of her name (or not) is loaded with meaning. As members of a verbal species, such is the power of language among us.

All of this nuance, context and meaning is lost on dogs. Continue Reading