Monthly Archives: November 2016

Don’t Shame the Dog – Look at Yourself (addressing boredom and “bad dogs”)

When I see various “dog shaming” posts online, I do not see bad dogs.   I often see bored dogs not having physical and mental needs met.  Who is responsible for alleviating boredom?  Ultimately, the dog owner is responsible for addressing … Continue reading

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Why I Do Not Discipline with a Spray Bottle

A shorter version of this was in Inside NoVA/Prince William Edition in Oct 2016 ____________________________________________________________   “If your cat scratches furniture, stop him with a mist from a spray bottle.” “Your dog keeps barking: spray him in the face with … Continue reading

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