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  • All posts by Steve King

    • What dogs dislike (Part 1)

      This week and next we’ll be exploring the area of things humans do that dogs dislike. Sometimes people do or say things to us that...

    • Year of the Dog

      Now I know that in Chinese culture we have just began the year of the rat but for me every year is the year of...

    • Dogs’ dental hygiene

      Ever since I was a wee lad, I have conscientiously brushed my teeth twice a day. The result of doing so is that I’ve had...

    • Dogs de-stressing students

      Whenever I visit a new school that is interested in having the Community Therapy Dog Society (CTDS) program, the first question I ask the Principal...

    • Do dogs get embarrassed?

      Embarrassment is an interesting concept. For humans, embarrassment can be caused by a number of factors: someone not conforming to societal norms in public, something...

    • Why THAT dog?

      Whether you set a New Year’s resolution to like everyone or not, with the best will in the world it is extremely unlikely that you...

    • New Year dog resolutions

      Whether you believe in New Year resolutions for yourself or not is your choice. However, when it comes to looking after your dog, Dr. Ernie...

    • What’s a dog for?

      In 2012, John Homans wrote a book entitled “What’s a Dog For?” looking at how dogs have evolved over the centuries. Not being a history...

    • Dog wishes for 2020

      Although New Year resolutions don’t figure in my planning, there are a number of dog-related wishes I’d like to throw out there for 2020: •...

    • Christmas thoughts from Finn

      Something is going on. Two weeks ago my mom and dad started moving furniture around in our family room to make space for this green...