Author Archives: Laura Coffey


Positively Expert: Laura Coffey

Laura T. Coffey is a veteran journalist and the author of the book “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts.” She has been a writer, editor and producer for, the website of NBC’s TODAY show, since 2008.

Akila, a feral beauty once thought to be a wolf, learns how to love through positive training

Posted on: November 30, 2015 - 3 Comments

Akila, a once-feral dog, benefited greatly from positive training. (Photo copyright Lori Fusaro / "My Old Dog")

OK, let’s be honest here: Can positive training really work with an 11-year-old feral dog? Yes. Yes, it can.