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National Dog Bite Prevention Week

The American Veterinary Medical Association declared this National Dog Bite Prevention Week. You can also Google “dog bite prevention” and find plenty of excellent resources to teach your children and train your dog. Most dog bites happen in the home … Continue reading

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Walking (Safely) in A Winter Wonderland

When snow turns up, my dogs’ sniffers turn on. Big time. They sniff snow like I sniff a kitchen with chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven. A normally 15 minute walk could extend into an hour if I don’t … Continue reading

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Insights on Bullying from a Pit Bull

Roxy spent the night with her eyes transfixed on the basement door. That’s all that separated her from a game of chase with the world’s most awesome squeaky toy—a stray kitten we rescued from the frigid winter’s night. I tried … Continue reading

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Moving With Dogs Without Leaving Behind Your Sanity

Moving is stressful. But imagine seeing the person you depend on suffering from that level of stress, feeling their angst on top of your own fear, being taken to a strange place, and not knowing what’s going on. Welcome to … Continue reading

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Beware of Being Pack Leader

I respect Cesar Millan tremendously for his dedication to healing the human-dog bond. I would, however, reconsider adopting the “pack leader” label he promotes. Labels fan the fire of our egos. Life can, and frequently does, douse that fire, destroying … Continue reading

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A Present from Senior Pets

I can’t believe in five years, Rico’s face has gone from this … … to this … He will only be six years old in January. Isn’t he too young for that? I like to think of myself as a … Continue reading

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The Martial Art of Dog Training?

Have you ever stood outside while it’s snowing, just watching the world disappear under a white blanket? Living in Virginia – born, raised, and still loving it – I noticed at an early age that as snow falls, the sounds … Continue reading

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