Greeting Dogs with the Limp Fish Hand – or Not?

Before petting a dog, the common societal practice is to slowly hold out the back of the hand for the dog to sniff, offering it up as a gesture toward acceptance or permission to approach. Whilst this is a wise move when in the presence of a strange, untrained dog in order to guard against [...]

Scientific Study Actually PROVES Dogs Prefer Praise to Food!

The following information appears on my "Method" page. However, given that the information is so important, I have repeated it here on my "Blog" page.     Scientific Study Actually PROVES Dogs Prefer Praise to Food!   When it comes to choosing between a treat or praise from their human parent, dogs prefer the latter, [...]