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Age or Ability – Kids and Dog Walking

There are various lists about age appropriate chores for children. Some of the chores are pet-related. One list says a child of 12 should be walking the family dog. I am all for children learning to help care for pets. … Continue reading

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Ankle Biters

The things many little dogs endure. People behaving rudely towards them. Body language and stress signals ignored as they are passed around like novelties to visitors. They are toted around like an accessory. Forced to wear clothes that may be … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ With Care

I remember when a friend’s house was struck by a car. Inside the vehicle, a tiny kitten was found. It was after animal control’s hours and the kitty had suffered some injury. My daughter and I headed over, carrier and … Continue reading

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Socializing Ideas on a Budget

The first sixteen weeks of a puppy’s life is a crucial period for socializing. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, it is important for development and skills learning that puppies remain with their mothers until 8 – 10 weeks of age. … Continue reading

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Adopting a Special Needs Pet

This was originally written for the local paper.  Since it was only in the paper edition, I have expanded it for this blog. ______________ While perusing online pet adoption sites or at a store with an adoption event, you see … Continue reading

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They Do What We Teach

Dogs are not out to get us nor are they out to dominate us. Dogs who are not doing what we want are not defiant, they are either not motivated enough, do not understand what we want, or doing what … Continue reading

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Unintended Reinforcements

It is no secret dogs (and in reality any animal as you will see in the video) do what works to get them what they want. Knowing what motivates dogs becomes a valuable training tool. However, if we are not … Continue reading

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