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A lot of my time is spent watching dogs and their owners interact. I learn a lot when I watch and listen. Recently, I was reminded why not to give a name to unwanted behaviors. A client came in with her very loud Labrador Retriever. She proceeded to tell me that her Lab wouldn't stop barking. No matter how many times she said or yelled "Quiet!!!" the Lab barked, usually the second she said "Quiet." Credit: Getty Creative The Lab had associated that the name of the behavior of barking was named "Quiet." He heard the owner say "Quiet" every time he barked so it must mean that he was doing it right. RELATED: How to Train a Problem Barker Sometimes, it is hard to wrap our human brains around...

Daily GIFs: October 23, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these furry mini-flicks floating around the Internet. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and wait for the weekend. 1. "OK, but this is the last time." 2. "What do you mean there's no more bacon?" 3. Just one of the guys. 4. "Yay! A personal fountain!" 5. A quick commute home makes the day so much better. Share this on Facebook? Get another dose of adorable animals:...

KUALA LUMPUR - Islamic authorities in Malaysia are conducting a probe into a controversial "dog patting" event aimed at removing the stigma regarding men's best friend in the multi-ethnic Muslim-majority country. Credit: Getty Editorial The event, titled "I want to touch a dog" and held in a park on the outskirts of the capital Kuala Lumpur Sunday, encouraged patting dogs -- seen as unclean in Islam -- and reportedly drew hundreds of Muslims, raising the ire of religious leaders. Islamic authorities said they would investigate the event, while a Muslim leader, Nooh Gadut, said the event was an attempt to insult clerics. "Don't try to create a culture that is opposite to Islam," he was...

The following is an excerpt from Petfinder.com's - The Adopted Dog Bible. Most experts recommend feeding your dog twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening - though puppies under five months of age should be fed three to four times a day, or as directed by your veterinarian. Credit: Getty Creative RELATED: How to Choose the Right Dog Treats While most dogs will dig in the moment you place the bowl on the floor, you may find that your adopted dog is a finicky eater, at least at first. After all, he's been thrust into a new home with new people, and he may be too nervous to eat. If this is the case, you will need to teach him to eat on a schedule. Leave the bowl on the...