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He Is Not Giving You A Hard Time – he is having one

This was published in Inside NoVA in a shortened version in Feb 2019.  It was not on line so I expanded it for this blog – Karen Peak – West Wind Dog Training   In this blog I am referring … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear It For Muzzles

I have been following a case where a groomer was severely mauled by a client’s dog. The dog came in muzzled.  The muzzle was removed and the groomer severely injured. Several months earlier the dog attacked a neighbor’s dog and … Continue reading

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That Stinks – Skunks

  Skunks are beneficial critters.  They are omnivorous and eat a variety of garden pests including: mice, voles, beetles, various larvae, wasps, and crickets. Skunks are also scavengers. They will seek out animal carcasses which helps keep an ecosystem free … Continue reading

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Working to Keep a Pet in the Home

Not to long ago I covered different reasons given why pets were given up.  Now I would like to look at a few things people can do to increase the chance a pet will stay in the home.  This is … Continue reading

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Etiquette Around Service Dogs

When my son was a toddler, I volunteered with a service dog organization. During that time, I was able to attend a lecture weekend at their main facility. One talk focused specifically on how the general public’s behaviors can affect … Continue reading

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He’s Not Like My Old Dog

“I really do not like this new dog, he is not like my old one.”  After many happy years, this couple recently lost their beloved dog. The wife thought if she got a dog of the same breed and color, … Continue reading

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That Amazing Pumpkin

This is another piece expanded from Northern Virginia Today that published easrly Oct 2018. __________ Did you know there are over 40 kinds of pumpkins?  They range in size from the tiny Jack Be Little to the huge Atlantic Giant.  … Continue reading

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