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The Curious Case of the Haunted Room

Sometimes, however many questions we ask, it's impossible to get to the bottom of just why a dog has developed a "weird" behaviour. We can see the current antecedents, but what caused it to kick in originally? In one of my recent behaviour ...

Do Animals Grieve?

"There is a cycle of love and death that shapes the lives of those who choose to travel in the company of animals. It is a cycle unlike any other. To those who have never lived through its ...

A Simple Walk: Training a Puppy

There've been days this long, long winter — days when the sun hadn't been out in weeks, the wind was shrieking and the mercury read 35 but the wind chill was a bit less — that I wondered what in the world I was doing out walking my puppy all ...

Car Woes: A Tale of Botched Socialization

Poor shivering, quivering Huckleberry. Not because it's cold out; she couldn't care less about that. This is fear. Huckleberry is about to experience something that makes most dogs jump for joy, and she's beside herself with fright: She's ...

Cooperative Towel Drying Your Dog – Part 1

Meet Cali, the Jack Russell Terrier. Cali is a client's dog, who came to us for training after she bit three different people in less then a month. She was approximately 18 months when she started training with us. We were her "last hope" to ...

From Bait Dog to Happy Pet

By Catherine Clark He is tall, dark and handsome. His name is Jacob. And he is a five-and-a-half year-old black Labrador retriever. Jacob was my fourth foster through

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