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  • Let's Bark About It-Part 1
    A dog's bark comes from its ancestor's vocal repertoire.  The wolf "bark", not as famous as the wolf "howl", used often by wolves to signal the detection of danger.  During Read more
  • 10 Steps to a Stress-Less Pet
    10 Steps to a Stress Less Pet Jill Goldman, Ph.D., CAAB 1. Treat your pet as an individual. No two pets are the same, even if they come from the same parents. Your pet’s a living creature with unique skills and limitations. 2. Keep your expectations realistic. Not everyone is an Albert Einstein or Mark… Read more
  • Leash-Induced Aggression
    Did you ever wonder why your dog is friendly when he is off-leash, but growls, barks and lunges when he is walking on-leash in the street? Or your dog starts off friendly and then becomes aggressive as soon as you pull him away. In many cases, the difference or change in behavior can be attributed… Read more
  • 10 Tips for Harmonious People-Pet Relationships
    In Trust We Bond is a collaboration of 10 illustrated practical action principles for building and maintaining trust with pets. A trusting relationship is a healthy relationship, and is often the predictor of a successful long-term attachment bond. Without the bond, commitment to the relationship wanes. Many people do not have time to read long… Read more
  • Constructive vs Confrontational
    There is so much information out there on how best to train your pet. Some people believe that training must include a heavy hand and aversive punishment (confrontational). Some people believe reward based training with positive experiences (constructive) is bribery. So, how can you teach your pet what to do and what not to do… Read more
  • Dogs and Daycare
    Dogs are social creatures. They can bond with us and with each other. It’s no wonder they can get lonely, bored, and anxious when they’re home all alone. Can doggy daycare help make your dog a happier companion? Yes, with two conditions. It is FUN. It is SAFE. Depending upon their breed(s), age, health, and… Read more