June 24, 2017

Sigmund Freud and Two Chow Pups

Do Dogs Have an Uncanny Ability to Retrieve Our Unconscious Desires?

(Originally published in slightly different form on April 21, 2010 at PsychologyToday.com)

Dogs as a Freudian Therapists

In my most recent blog post here I presented the idea that dogs may be telepathic, that is able to feel at a distance what their owners are feeling. This ability is also present in a very common phenomenon most dog owners are either unaware of...

June 24, 2017

How do some dogs know when their owners are coming home?

A Distant Feeling

Have you ever answered the phone and said, “I was just thinking about you!” Have you ever had a gut reaction to someone because you felt they had a bad “vibe?” Has anyone you know experienced a sinking sensation that a child of theirs has just been in a terrible accident, which turned out to be true? These are all examples of telepathy, the ability to sense or feel things about friends...

June 23, 2017

What are the benefits, if any, of taking your dog to a dog park or dog run?

Problems With Taking Your Dog to the Dog Run

Years ago I used to love taking dogs to the dog run. I don't anymore. I've seen too many situations where dogs, their owners or dog walkers, were out of control.

In one case I saw a dog walker pick up one of the dogs he was with. Apparently he thought she was misbehaving, so he lifted her up in the air then threw her to the ground as hard a...

Military Dog Jumps Up During Training

Does your dog jump up on you when you come home? Does he do the same thing when friends visit? Have you been telling him “Down!” or “Off!” with little or no results?

There’s an easy fix, but first you should know that when a dog jumps up he’s usually expressing a positive emotional state called “social attraction.” This is not something you’d want to quash or squelch in your dog. In fact, you actually want to nurture you...

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