Nancy Carlson

"Happy Tails:" Tales of the bond between humans and animals.

Give the dog a bone — and a job

Good Citizenship 101 for dogs

Dominance and the alpha-dog myth

 Punishment-based training methods can be damaging 

In memory of a dog named Jack

Slug bait leads to untimely death of 'friend to all'


Do they feel our pain?

Study looks at whether dogs experience empathy

Tips for happy howlidays

Keep pets safe during festivities

Can therapy dogs help sick kids?

Study, currently underway, may provide proof

A service dog worth remembering

"Memory Assistance Dogs" are amazing at what they do

A perspective on pits

Recent attacks call for conversation, action

These dogs like to raise a ruckus

Seeking practical ideas to curb a dog's annoying barking

Smarter than your average dog

Is your pet among the brainiest breeds?

A dog-eat-sock world

This week’s topic column topic fell into my lap. I opened up my Sept. 5 Oregonian to the Living section and found an article by Tom Hallman Jr., “Dog’s Tale All About Socks,” and ...

Analyzing advice on portly puppies

Higgly Piggly's abundance of body prompts diet research

Irresponsible, inconsiderate and downright stupid

A list of pet peeves from a fellow dog owner

A remedy for too-serious times

Event celebrates goofy, wonderful basset hounds

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