This blog is dedicated to both dogs and dog lovers, and it features the best articles, photos, videos, and news that we can find from around the world.

Video: The Musical Dog Whisperer Calms Naughty Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

Do you have a naughty dog who won’t listen? Obviously, the real solution to your problem is a good training course, but in the meantime, you might try playing some music by composer George Skaroulis. As this news report makes clear, Skaroulis’s music seems to be especially calming for dogs, turning Ziggy the Freak into a. . .

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Video of the Day: Pistol Petey


Written by: Phil Monahan

We’ve featured quite a few canine athletes on OrvisNews.com, but Petey is the most skilled ball handler we’ve seen. A border collie from Del mar, California, Petey excels as volleyball and skateboarding, as well. In case you’re worried that hitting a basketball with his mouth could hurt the dog, Petey’s owner writes, “We are using a special volleyball that is soft on his mouth. Also, he is wearing booties to protect his paw pads on the hard pavement.” My favorite comment below the video on YouTube is: “Petey´╗┐ has a better shooting percentage than half of the Los Angeles Clippers.” Sink that shot, boy!

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Dog Rescued After Two Weeks in the Snowy Vancouver Mountains


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s an amazing story of a dog who survived being lost in the snowy wilderness for two weeks before he was rescued by a local search-and-rescue team. Ohly, a two-and-a-half year-old Bernese Mountain Dog, ran away while on a walk a friend of his family near Vancouver’s Mount Seymour. Despite the friend’s best efforts to. . .

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Dog Toys May Contain Dangerous Chemicals


Written by: Phil Monahan


Could your dog toys be leaching harmful chemicals?

photo via foxnews.com

As the father of two small kids, I’ve heard plenty about the dangers of chemicals such as phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) found in plastics, and that’s why we have an array of metal water bottles at home. A professor at Texas Tech wondered if his dogs’ plastic toys could contain some of these same. . .

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The Story Behind the Dentist’s Dog Photo


Written by: Phil Monahan


Dr. Paul Weiss works on a child’s teeth while Brooke helps keep the patient calm.

photo via imgur

Here’s a good example of how the Internet works these days. A great photo of a golden retriever helping a child stay calm at the dentist’s office went viral (we posted it to our Facebook page yesterday morning), and then someone tracks down. . .

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“Puppies for Rent” Business Booming in Utah


Written by: Phil Monahan


Puppies for Rent owner Jenna Miller with one of her “products.”

photo via dogster.com

A Brigham Young University student is at the helm of a burgeoning new business venture in Provo, Utah: Puppy rentals. Yes, you read that right: they are renting 8- to 12-week old puppies at a cost of $15 for one hour, $25 for two hours and. . .

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