Dog Discoveries

How Can Dogs Sniff Out Cancer?

Follow me

Adrienne Farricelli

About the author: Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also a former veterinarian assistant, and author of  the popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including E-how, USA Today, Every Dog Magazine, Daily Puppy and Connecticut Dog Magazine.
Adrienne Farricelli
Follow me

Latest posts by Adrienne Farricelli (see all)

  Today we would like to discover some more details about dogs who are putting their sniffers to work for a noble cause: detecting illnesses, in particular dogs who sniff out cancer. How do dogs detect cancer? Does cancer have a specific smell that dogs can discriminate from other smells? We have found some interesting …

Read moreHow Can Dogs Sniff Out Cancer?

Dog Word of the Day: Neoteny

Follow me

Adrienne Farricelli

About the author: Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also a former veterinarian assistant, and author of  the popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including E-how, USA Today, Every Dog Magazine, Daily Puppy and Connecticut Dog Magazine.
Adrienne Farricelli
Follow me

Latest posts by Adrienne Farricelli (see all)

  It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for our weekly Dog Word of the Day! So today we opened up our encyclopedia on a random page and landed on the letter “N.” On that page we saw a picture of a baby and noticed the word “neonate,” which means “a newborn child or mammal” so we …

Read moreDog Word of the Day: Neoteny

Why Does Dog Urine Kill Grass?

Follow me

Adrienne Farricelli

About the author: Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also a former veterinarian assistant, and author of  the popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including E-how, USA Today, Every Dog Magazine, Daily Puppy and Connecticut Dog Magazine.
Adrienne Farricelli
Follow me

Latest posts by Adrienne Farricelli (see all)

  It’s Tuesday Trivia, are you ready to test your canine expertise? Today’s question revolves around the fact that dog urine kills grass. If you are a dog owner and own a yard, you may have likely seen the unsightly effects dog urine may have on grass. The urine may cause the grass to turn …

Read moreWhy Does Dog Urine Kill Grass?

I am Your Dog’s Adrenal Glands

Follow me

Adrienne Farricelli

About the author: Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also a former veterinarian assistant, and author of  the popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including E-how, USA Today, Every Dog Magazine, Daily Puppy and Connecticut Dog Magazine.
Adrienne Farricelli
Follow me

Latest posts by Adrienne Farricelli (see all)

  Today we will be introducing the dog’s adrenal glands. Like some other dog body parts that for the most part live in the shadow, you likely don’t hear much about the adrenal glands unless they start giving problems. In dogs, the adrenal glands are responsible for secreting important hormones, but sometimes things can get …

Read moreI am Your Dog’s Adrenal Glands

What Makes Dogs Good Running Partners?

Follow me

Adrienne Farricelli

About the author: Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also a former veterinarian assistant, and author of  the popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including E-how, USA Today, Every Dog Magazine, Daily Puppy and Connecticut Dog Magazine.
Adrienne Farricelli
Follow me

Latest posts by Adrienne Farricelli (see all)

  For those folks looking for good running partners, what’s better than a dog? Other than some teeny lap dogs, short-faced dogs who have trouble breathing and overheat, and a few couch potato breeds that would rather snooze than go for an outdoor romp, many dogs make suitable running partners who would say “woof!” without hesitation if …

Read moreWhat Makes Dogs Good Running Partners?

Is Peanut Butter Bad For Dogs? Watch Out for These Brands!

Follow me

Adrienne Farricelli

About the author: Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also a former veterinarian assistant, and author of  the popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including E-how, USA Today, Every Dog Magazine, Daily Puppy and Connecticut Dog Magazine.
Adrienne Farricelli
Follow me

Latest posts by Adrienne Farricelli (see all)

  Isn’t it quite surprising that a food as innocent as peanut butter can be bad for dogs? Truth is, not all peanut butter is created equal and there are certain types of peanut butter which can actually be very bad for dogs. Most dogs love peanut butter and many dog owners love to give …

Read moreIs Peanut Butter Bad For Dogs? Watch Out for These Brands!

Understanding the Chihuahua’s Molera

Follow me

Adrienne Farricelli

About the author: Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also a former veterinarian assistant, and author of  the popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including E-how, USA Today, Every Dog Magazine, Daily Puppy and Connecticut Dog Magazine.
Adrienne Farricelli
Follow me

Latest posts by Adrienne Farricelli (see all)

  Today we thought it was quite interesting discovering more about a Chihuahua’s “molera,” a unique trait of this pint-sized pet. While once it was considered a mark of purity in the breed, and at some point, even a defect, today a better understanding of this “soft spot” reveals that it’s simply a characteristic of the breed, …

Read moreUnderstanding the Chihuahua’s Molera

The Neuroplasticity of a Dog’s Brain

Follow me

Adrienne Farricelli

About the author: Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also a former veterinarian assistant, and author of  the popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including E-how, USA Today, Every Dog Magazine, Daily Puppy and Connecticut Dog Magazine.
Adrienne Farricelli
Follow me

Latest posts by Adrienne Farricelli (see all)

  What’s more marvelous than a dog’s brain that is always in a learning state? We often think of the puppy’s sensitive period as a window of time that permanently “shuts close” once the time frame has elapsed, but sometimes we forget that dogs are always learning. Saying that the window of opportunity for puppy socialization closes …

Read moreThe Neuroplasticity of a Dog’s Brain

Dog Word of the Day: Dolicocephalic

Follow me

Adrienne Farricelli

About the author: Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also a former veterinarian assistant, and author of  the popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including E-how, USA Today, Every Dog Magazine, Daily Puppy and Connecticut Dog Magazine.
Adrienne Farricelli
Follow me

Latest posts by Adrienne Farricelli (see all)

  What exactly does the word “dolicocephalic” mean? This word may sound a bit complicated, but once we break it into smaller components,  it becomes easier to understand. Chances are, you might even own a dolicocephalic dog breed too and you don’t even know it! This term though isn’t restricted to the dog world only, …

Read moreDog Word of the Day: Dolicocephalic

The Dog Version of Fingerprints!

Follow me

Adrienne Farricelli

About the author: Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also a former veterinarian assistant, and author of  the popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including E-how, USA Today, Every Dog Magazine, Daily Puppy and Connecticut Dog Magazine.
Adrienne Farricelli
Follow me

Latest posts by Adrienne Farricelli (see all)

  It’s Tuesday Trivia, which means it’s time to test your canine knowledge! Today, we’ll be tackling a dog’s body part that is so unique, it can be said that it’s capable of replicating the equivalent function of a human fingerprint. Indeed, its pattern can be used to identify dogs, distinguishing one dog from another. What body …

Read moreThe Dog Version of Fingerprints!