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Networking for Success

By Niki Tudge "More business decisions occur over lunch and dinner than any other time, yet no MBA courses are given on the subject." - Peter Drucker Networking is an effective way to spread your value ...

Preventing Resource Guarding in Dogs

Resource guarding is a dog’s natural tendency to protect valued possessions such as food, toys or resting locations. From a dog’s perspective, the approach of a person or animal is a potential threat to losing the valued possession. The ...

Phoenix Blog Competition: Choices Matter

By Maria Zarate As a veteran shelter professional, I’ve always sought outside the box to find effective and efficient methods to help residents skill build. Here are three “go to” methods we use regularly in the ...

The Importance of Ethograms

By Dr. Sheryl L. Walker With a background in behavior analysis and animal behavior, I am easily captured by behavior in the wild. I was driving to work a couple of weeks ago and stopped to watch a family of geese ...

Phoenix Blog Competition: Traumatized Dog

By Rhonda York Claire, an Aussie/cattle dog mix, came to live with us in May 2016. When I brought her home to foster her, I had no idea how to help her. She was completely unsocialized to humans and utterly ...

Practice Makes Perfect

By Joanna Moritz Nobody likes going to the vet’s office with a sick pet. But here are some simple rules to follow that will make your trip more pleasant for you, your dog and the office staff – and that’s a ...

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