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The Essence of a Dog: A Free Education from a Free Choice Walk

The Essence of a Dog: A Free Education from a Free Choice Walk

One cold day last spring, snow still clinging to the ground and ceding to the warm sun only on the tips of south-facing hillocks, I decided to do something new. I wouldn’t walk my dogs; nor would I walk with my dogs. I would instead be walked by my dogs. I decided to simply follow my dog ...

Trick Bunnies

Trick Bunnies

Rabbits are highly sensitive, smart, and sensible. They quickly thread environmental events together in a pattern and have a highly perceptive understanding of what is going on. Teaching them is not unlike teaching puppy class, where you watch the puppies catch onto the behavior more ...

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From Zero to Hero

From Zero to Hero

By Ariel Baber

A lot of people may get annoyed when a dog wakes them up, particularly if they are woken up by him pawing at their chest and licking their face. To be honest, I’m no different. I had no idea ...

Giving Dogs Choices

Giving Dogs Choices

By Stephanie Peters

Many of the parents who invite me into their homes are swimming in a sea of misinformation, just trying to stay above water. They may have been told, or read on the internet, erroneously ...

Feline Behavior Unmasked: Wakefulness, Whisker  Fatigue, and Water

Feline Behavior Unmasked: Wakefulness, Whisker Fatigue, and Water

By Paula Garber and Tabitha Kucera 

Cats’ whiskers are very sensitive because they are filled with sensory collecting nerves that collect information about objects, vibrations, and wind currents around the ...

Canine Aggression: The Public Perception

Canine Aggression: The Public Perception

By Hannah Blumenfeld

I have spent a lot of time watching how people interact with dogs they don't know. A handsome boxer was tied up outside a shop, and a woman went right up to him, got in his face, like ...

Lessons from Bogie

Lessons from Bogie

By Shannon Finch

Later, my client told me what had happened that weekend. They had had guests, and Bogie had been whining and crying in his crate, so her husband used a shock collar to keep him quiet. Things ...

Calm Vet Visits

Calm Vet Visits

By Victoria Blais

For cats, less really is more. This means less noise, less handling, less restraint, fewer loud voices, fewer odors, fewer bright colors, and fewer lights. When I arrive for at the ...

The Durability of “Dominance”

The Durability of “Dominance”

By Anna Bradley

The internet is great because there’s so much knowledge out there, but here’s the caveat – is it always good knowledge? Of course not. Miller (2018) states: “The alpha myth is everywhere. ...

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