Nature or Nurture?

Trainers and dog owners alike have argued over whether a dog’s breed or upbringing have a bigger impact. Will DNA testing answer the question or just raise more?

Goodbye, Buddy

We have a sad post this week as we say goodbye to our NBRAN adoptee, Buddy. Buddy came to us at about 10 years old, after his previous lifelong owner became unable to care for him. It was another of life’s cruel reminder’s that there are no guarantees. His owner had just retired and was…

Trained Tricks or Real Talk?

Ever wish your dog could let you know what she’s thinking? One woman thinks she may have found a way to communicate with canines.

Sacrificed for Science

On this day 62 years ago a small, former Moscow street dog became a worldwide celebrity. That fame came at the cost of her life. On November 3, 1957, Laika became the first creature from earth to enter space. As part of the Soviet space program she was one of numerous formally homeless dogs used…