Link Between Dog Bacteria and Human Health

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Link Between Dog Bacteria and Human Health Dog kisses – some people like them while others are totally grossed out by even the thought of touching lips with their furry family members. It turns out there may actually be health benefits to doggie smooches. Researchers from University of Arizona (Human-Animal Interaction Research Initiative or HAIRI) and UC San Diego (Professor … Read More

First Out And About Class Of 2015

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First Out And About Class Of 2015 Pawsitive Paws held it’s first Out And About class of 2015 this past Saturday.  It was a great day with plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures.  This first class was held at Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa and included plenty of good distractions for the dogs.  Lots of children playing, running, riding … Read More

Texas rancher’s dog hitches ride on ambulance

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Texas rancher’s dog hitches ride on ambulance This is such a great story.  In Texas a man wasn’t feeling well and an ambulance was called.  On the way to the hospital, the ambulance was flagged down by another driver who noticed a dog riding on the side step.  The dog’s name was Buddy and he belonged to the man who … Read More

Dogs Feel Jealousy

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Dogs Feel Jealousy It’s been found that dogs feel jealousy.  Many years ago someone told me not to anthropomorphize dogs.  Basically what they were telling me was that while humans have emotions, dog were incapable of expressing emotion.  A study done by  UC San Diego professor Christine Harris and honors student Caroline Prouvost shows that dogs may feel a basic … Read More

Today’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Class

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Today’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Class We had a great Canine Good Citizen (CGC) class today.  This is Clover and she is working hard on getting her Canine Good Citizen and did an awesome job in class today.  She is such a sweet girl with lots of enthusiasm.   A big “Thank You!” goes out to Daisy (AKA “Girlfriend”) and … Read More

Great Basic Training Class Last Night

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Great Basic Training Class Last Night WOW!  We had a great basic training class last night.  All the dogs already have a fantastic sit and down so we worked on learning to focus on their owner, stay, loose leash walking and leave it.  Bell was the winner of our “Sit” game.  Koda helped demo many of the ques.  Thanks a … Read More

Pawsitive Paws Now On Twitter

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Pawsitive Paws On Twitter We are very excited because we are now on Twitter.  If you like Twitter and you like Pawsitive Paws then you should head over to Twitter and follow us.  Our Twitter account is https://twitter.com/pawsitivepawssd.  See ya on Twitter… tweet, tweet!

Whistle GPS For Dogs

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Whistle, a company that makes tracking devices for pets is coming out with a new device in the summer of 2015.  It looks very promising and somewhat affordable.  They are offering a discount for those who want to pre-order. Right now it’s $99.00 but will eventually rise to about $130.00.  There is a $5.00/month tracking fee with the device once … Read More

No-Kill Shelter Built In Garage By Boy

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No-Kill Shelter Built In Garage By Boy What a great story.  This young man recognized a problem, came up with a solution and most important, executed his plan to save lives.  Ken opened his own no-kill dog shelter in his garage.  With the help of friends, family and donors, he’s now working on opening a much bigger facility that could … Read More