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Does He Bite?

Does He Bite?

Recently I asked for blog topic suggestions and one of the questions submitted was how to answer when people ask "does he bite?" This person also offered that they wanted to keep strangers from petting the dog, so has been saying "yes, he bites" to deter people...

Looking Ahead To 2023

Looking Ahead To 2023

  2022 was a hard year for many, including my own family losing Mr. Barbo in August. I've had clients struggling with separation anxiety, and other fearful or aggressive situations: dogs biting children, resource guarders, dogs who don't like to be touched,...

Scared Dogs Aren’t Funny

Scared Dogs Aren’t Funny

This past Halloween and holiday season I've seen a rash of social media posts, usually videos, of clearly scared dogs and people laughing at them. Dogs startling at lawn inflatables. Dogs backing away from people in costumes. Dogs barking at toys or decorations...

Thankful, For A Lot

Thankful, For A Lot

  During this week of Thanksgiving, I'm reflecting on the many things I'm thankful for and that includes all of you. I am thankful for dogs, and their people, who care so deeply about them and want so desperately to help their dogs live a better life. I'm...