Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:28:53 +0000
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:21:36 +0000
About a year ago Zam, my 14.5-year-old Labrador, began to balk at the stairs.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:36:10 +0000
October is the American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month. Adding a dog to your household can bring great joy, but adopting a pet is a bit like looking for a roommate or significant other—the more you know beforehand, the greater the odds of a successful relationship. If you already have other pets, it can be even harder to find the right match. To ensure a successful adoption, think carefully about what it is you're looking for before you go to select a pet.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:05:23 +0000
Sound familiar? The 4 Fs of fear
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 17:20:51 +0000
TTouch for all
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 14:08:12 +0000
It might seem that it would take voodoo, or something similar, to teach unruly, out-of-control and/or overly enthusiastic dogs how to be calm and relaxe
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:16:14 +0000
Wed, 09 Dec 2015 05:00:00 +0000
The holidays are nearly here. Visitors, music, food… what could be better?
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:21:09 +0000
Challenge: a hearing-impaired dog
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:59:43 +0000
Summer is in full swing! With many pet-friendly resorts, parks, and other destinations available, you may be thinking about fun outings with your furry friend. But what can you do if your pooch loves being at the park but hates getting there? Luckily, there are several ways to help ease a dog’s discomfort in the car.
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18:30:43 +0000
A search-and-rescue start
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:53:46 +0000
As your dog moves into her senior years you’ll probably notice some subtle changes—she groans a bit when changing positions, hesitates briefly when a
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:39:38 +0000
An exciting match
Mon, 05 May 2014 23:03:13 +0000
Editor’s note: One of the most common, yet also most challenging, behavior problems that dog trainers are asked to address is reactivity.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:55:54 +0000
I teach therapy dog training classes, but that's a bit of a misnomer. The classes are not dog training classes in the traditional sense. They are really all about relationship-building, developing partnerships that will enhance the well-being of others.
Consider the following:
Molly trots down the hallway between me and a student. Intermittently, she glances up at me and toward the student who holds her leash. Molly and I are in the process of teaching a high school student with autism how to use a visual schedule (pictures listing a series of activities). Nearing the end of the hallway, we enter the classroom.