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Are You Missing the Point of Behavioral Training?

When it comes to relationships, its hard to overstate the importance of communication.  Whether you’re talking about friends, lovers, family members, or co-workers, it may be possible to imagine a relationship in which one party never intentionally communicates with the other, but to actually participate in such a relationship would be absurd.

Of Frisbees and Flicker Fusion Rates — How Dogs See Objects in Motion

Want to be impressed by the natural athletic abilities of your dog?  Try this: first focus her attention on a favorite ball or other bouncing toy while positioning yourself at least several feet away from her.  Make sure that the dog is happily agitated, displaying signs of excitement and interest.  Then throw the ball towards […]

Summertime Training (Pt. 2) — Canine Hydration

The Science of Dehydration in Dogs   All mammals require adequate hydration to maintain optimal functioning in a number of the body’s most important systems.  For starters, it helps us to remove toxins from the body.  Additionally, almost all metabolic reactions — the events through which nutrients are converted into fuel in the bloodstream — occur […]

Welcome to the Varsity Report

Hello.  Thanks for stopping by to read the Varsity Report. This is a blog about pet health and fitness topics.  The writers are animal enthusiasts and recreational athletes who have experienced firsthand the joy of incorporating healthy habits and fitness training into our relationships with our pets.  We started a company (Varsity Pets) and started […]