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Phoenix Blog Competition: Choices Matter

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

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

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

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 ...
Raising a Puppy

Raising a Puppy

By Sally Bradbury If you've read the children’s book Jack and Billy: Puppy Tales that I co-wrote with Steven Goodall, you may remember that we related the tale of two littermates who were placed into two ...

How to Be More in Tune with Your Dog

How can I bond better with my dog? How do we connect more? I'm not even sure she even likes me! We care about our dogs and, as a consequence, we worry about questions such as these from time to time. Certain situations or scenarios mean they ...

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