Posted on: August 25, 2015 - No Comments
Any additions and changes to a routine can add a layer of stress that creates a reaction that is not typical of the dog in question.
Posted on: July 28, 2015 - 5 Comments
Breed traits are important. But these breed traits certainly don’t mean that only a very small segment of society should parent those particular breeds.
Posted on: July 6, 2015 - No Comments
How do you feel about someone who MAKES you do anything? Warm and loving or resentful and wary? Which way would you prefer that your dog feel about you?
Posted on: June 19, 2015 - 9 Comments
There is perhaps no greater experience than participating in an activity with your dog that satisfies you both. The bonding experience created is unparalleled.
Posted on: May 18, 2015 - 44 Comments
Many perfectly wonderful dogs with lovely temperaments are being euthanized regularly for space while extremists spend time battling online about why one dog that mauled a child should get another chance.
Posted on: May 4, 2015 - 17 Comments
Anyone who loves or has loved a dog fiercely understands the intense loss when a person's dog passes away.We love fiercely and completely and we need to view that as enough and not feel regrets for what we might have done differently to have our dogs in our lives longer. Dog’s lives are precious but they are far too brief and grief is the price that we pay to have so much happiness in our lives.
Posted on: April 13, 2015 - No Comments
Depending on what geographical location you are in, you may or may not think highly of your local Animal Control Officer.
Posted on: March 17, 2015 - 9 Comments
There is no quicker way to cause an internet fight than to ask a dog behavior question on a board comprised of regular dog parents. The responses will range from the absurd to the dangerous.
Posted on: February 23, 2015 - 2 Comments
When someone hires me to give them advice for the benefit of improving their dog’s behavior, I have to assume that they want their money’s worth.