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  • All posts by Steve King

    • Why do dogs chew their feet? Not a simple answer!

      We observe dogs chewing their feet as a matter of routine and maybe think nothing of it. But should we be concerned? Like so many...

    • Cycling with dogs on leash

      There are some things people do to dogs that make me seethe. And whether they do these things through ignorance or simply to be malevolent,...

    • Dogs’ gurgling tummies

      Who of us hasn’t woken up in the morning sometimes only to find our stomach’s rumbling. Unless you have an underlying medical issue, the normal...

    • Hiking with your dog

      Now that Mother Nature has decided we have had enough of winter, thoughts turn to getting out into nature. For a lot of you this...

    • Grooming during COVID-19

      Yes I know the last thing you want to read about is yet more stuff on COVID-19 but I couldn’t resist looking at the question...

    • Dogs as teachers

      Living with a dog can best be described as an on-going learning experience. Your dog learns where its boundaries are and what various commands mean....

    • Are you a dog person?

      It seems to me that there are two types of people: those that love dogs and those that are either afraid of or don’t understand...

    • Is your dog a lefty?

      In the human world, 90% of people are right handed and 10% left handed. But what about dogs? A 2006 study from the University of...

    • Knowing your dog

      We have a 13 month old granddaughter who is just starting down the road of saying her first words. Although to us it sounds mostly...

    • Dogs and social distancing

      The concept of “social distancing” is one that is counter-intuitive for humans. Whenever humans meet, there is a natural tendency to greet them at close...