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Grief Resources For Pet Loss

Grief Resources For Pet Loss

  I’ve written before about how I share my life with two senior dogs.  Mr. Barbo and BooBoo are both 13 and since October, they’ve both struggled with some serious medical issues, prompting me to face the reality that, as our vet says, “they...
How To Use A Treat Magnet

How To Use A Treat Magnet

  There is no substitute for quality training and behavior modification but there are a lot of management strategies to manage or overcome unexpected situations when they occur so your dog isn’t practicing doing the wrong thing. Sometimes having the right...
No Is Not A Behavior

No Is Not A Behavior

  Humans seem to love the word NO when it comes to interacting with their dogs. And they’re surprised and a little confused when I tell clients “No isn’t a behavior.” “But I want him to stop doing {fill in the blank} so I tell him...
What’s Your Dog Trying To Tell You?

What’s Your Dog Trying To Tell You?

  Humans who live with dogs tend to spend a lot of time trying to stop behavior their dog is doing.  Stop chasing squirrels. Don’t chew on the table leg. Don’t shred that paper. Don’t steal the food. Stop jumping on people. Don’t be...
My 5 Top Enrichment Choices

My 5 Top Enrichment Choices

Enrichment is one thing I chat with clients about often. Dogs come pre-wired with many skills like sniffing, chewing, dissecting and scavenging that many domesticated dogs don’t have a good outlet for. Family dogs often find themselves with endless hours of...