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She can even categorize her toys by type

There’s yet another study out about a dog who knows the names of dozens of different toys. Whisky, a Border Collie in Norway, has done more than learn that each individual toy has its own name. She has also shown that she can categorize items into different types of toys—ropes, balls, frisbees and rings—without prior training.

Whisky learned the names of 59 toys prior to the study just by playing with her guardian, a man named Helge O. Svela. He would tell her to go fetch a toy by name and play with her when she brought the right one. He is not a professional trainer, but he loves to spend time with Whisky and taught her a lot in the process.

Kona celebrates by eating cake at her brother’s birthday. Kona was the happiest dog of all. She is full of energy and would play fetch all day if she could.

Trapper is a foster failure who loves to run! He goes on runs and 5K races with his person which always makes him smile, especially if there is mud involved! He’s got a sweet personality with a little spunk which was the perfect fit for his home.

Waggy Walkys Do Adoption Day

Shelter dogs need a little R&R outside of the shelter.

Raider arrived at the Arizona Humane Society in January of 2020 from an overcrowded shelter through Project Reach Out, which allows AHS to accept dogs from other animal welfare agencies that are running out of kennel space. Though his many volunteer and staff member buddies gave him daily enrichment, walks, and play time, Raider needed a little something extra to decompress from the stress of his new environment.

Sleepover Foster Program

Raider was one of the lucky pets who was eligible for the AHS Sleepover Foster Program and was welcomed home with the Thom family for a few days. This short-term foster program allows pups who are experiencing kennel stress to stay with a foster family for up to three nights and simply enjoy the pleasures of being a family dog!

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What do I do when my puppy won’t walk outside?

Dear Bark: Why doesn’t my puppy like walks? About two months ago, I got a puppy. He loves to play inside the house, and to sit in front of our house. However, he doesn’t enjoy going on walks around the neighborhood. I often wind up picking him up and carrying him, but even that freaks him out. He seems more inclined to walk when the rest of the family is around, but not when it’s just the two of us. What can I do to get him going à deux?

—Help My Walk-Resistant Puppy!

It’s not at all unusual for puppies to resist going on walks. While most dogs get more enthusiastic about them as they get older, there are 7 things you can do when your puppy doesn’t want to walk to help your puppy get moving.

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Dogs meet people where they are, not where others think they should be

Although studies on this topic are still in their early stages, the message is clear: On the Autism Spectrum? Get a Dog. Not only are they cheaper than therapists, drugs and counseling, but also, they cure the loneliness, sadness, and frustration experienced by so many people.

Waggy Walkys Dog Walking smiling-dog-grim

Grim is not a huge fan of water, but he decided to stand in it at the dog park. Such a good boy! When he goes to the dog park, it’s so he can hangout with the people, not the dogs. He simply loves attention people give him.

Waggy Walkys Dog Walking smiling-dog-sadie

Sadie’s first owner didn’t want her and gave her up. Her previous owner said she was too hyper and her kids were not nice to Sadie. Now Sadie is in her forever home and everyone in the family loves Sadie!

Waggy Walkys German Shepard Puppy Running with Valentines Day Balloons in His Mouth

Today is Valentine’s Day—a great reason for letting you know how much Waggy Walkys appreciates you and your owner(s). Enjoy the day!

This happy German Shepard puppy is ready for Valentines Day.

From all of us at Waggy Walkys have an amazing Valentines Day.

Waggy Walkys Dog Walking Dog Parks

A contrasting perspective to the recent article in the NYT

First it was that clickbait title—“Actually, Dog Parks Aren’t All That Great”—that grabbed our attention. Could The New York Times have crafted a slightly less emphatic, all-encompassing headline? As our colleague Marc Bekoff, PhD noted “this is a terribly misleading sensational piece. Of course, all dog parks are not the same and these sorts of over-generalizations are pure fiction … there is no ‘the’ dog park.”