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Wait What Pack?

Is my dog trying to be Leader of the Pack? Sigh. Sadly, I still hear this question, although not as much as I used to. The question is misguided for a number of reasons. The sigh is for how this mindset adversely affects my favorite species, the dog.Several decades ago, some faulty research proclaimed that […]

The Loss

I recently lost a dog.  Not just any dog, Leo was my heart dog:  THE dog that bonds, loves and understands you like no other ever did or ever will. The dog that sets the standard for all dogs to come.His death, while not a surprise, was a shock, just the same.  He was sick […]

Body Language – Your Dog’s Native Tongue

If you own a dog, then you teach English as a second language. A dog’s native tongue is body language. Yet, dogs adapt and learn our English words with remarkable ability. There are many emotions that we share with our canine friends, and some that we project onto them. It’s in our best interest to […]

Training Success Story – Taz

Taz Doesn’t Listen– (because he’s deaf) Randi & Taz “Actions Speak Louder Than Words:” true when training a dog, imperative when the trainee is deaf. Randi &Walt called me after becoming alarmed when Taz, their 10-month-old Boston Terrier, snapped at two people who tried to pet him. “We didn’t want this behavior to progress into […]

Fear-Free Vet Visits

The Wave of the Future? Does your pet shake with fear at the veterinarian’s office? Pets who are hard to examine often find it a traumatic and stressful experience and so do their owners. This can result in missed appointments and pets not getting the medical care they need to thrive. Dr. Marty Becker, has developed […]

How to Potty Train that Puppy

Teaching your puppy where you’d prefer he eliminate, and where you’d prefer he NOT, is as simple as A-B-C. A. Take your puppy out to the grass frequently B. Prevent your puppy from eliminating in the house C. Repeat Yes, it really is that simple. Why, then, do so many people feel “they’ve tried everything,” […]