dogs

6:17pm

Tue January 21, 2014
Education

Oakland kids find confidence reading to Fido

At almost any given library, you will find parents and librarians sharing books with children. At Oakland’s Lakeview branch, it isn't the adults who are reading out loud, it’s the kids — and to an audience you might not expect. 

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4:37pm

Tue September 17, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Is it love? The relationship between dogs and humans

Under CC license from Flickr user Anthony Citrano

  

What’s the emotional connection between dogs and humans? KALW’s Chris Hoff explored that relationship with Amy Cook. She is a researcher in dog cognition in the Psychology Department of UC Berkeley and has trained dogs for 20 years.

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4:36pm

Tue September 17, 2013
Arts & Culture

Taking America back from the dogs: Interview with 'Slate' columnist Farhad Manjoo

Courtesy of Farhad Manjoo

Writer Farhad Manjoo skewers modern American dog culture in a Slate column titled “No, I Do Not Want to Pet Your Dog.” Manjoo sat down with KALW’s Liz Pfeffer to expand on his views about irresponsible dog ownership and the overabundance of canine companions in restaurants, coffee shops and even the gym. 

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1:10pm

Tue September 17, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

How San Francisco’s economy has gone to the dogs

Anna Gil of Dogpile Dogs

 

Let’s say you wanted to take your dog out on Union Street one day after work. So first, you pick her up where you left her that morning. Moulin Pooch is a “dog boutique and villa.” It would be nice to stick around for “Yappy Hour,” but she’s been there all day, so how about a change of scenery? At Pet Grooming Headquarters, a tiny shop a few blocks away, your dog can get a bath, a haircut, and a nail trim. Then, all fluffed up, it’s time for a treat. Le Marcel Dog Bakery, has 60 different treats for dogs and even birthday cakes.

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12:13pm

Tue September 17, 2013
Dogs in San Francisco

Give me shelter, San Francisco

Photo by Alyssa Kapnik, www.alyssakapnik.com

A lot of things make San Francisco a unique city -- and one is the sheer number of dogs.  There are more dogs than there are children.  Something like 120,000 canines inhabit this metropolis, and thousands of those dogs are dropped off at local shelters each year.  Lost, abandoned, orphaned or mistreated by former owners.

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