Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Matter of Trust

She put on the breaks and outright refused to move any closer to the poop disposal can. No amount of coaxing or leash pressure would uproot her from that spot. Every time we pass a person in the hallway, she … Continue reading

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Just A Mutt

That’s what I usually reply when asked “What kind of dog is she?” It seems most people are disappointed by my answer. Risa is a very unique-looking (aka weird-looking) dog. I suppose everyone expects her to be some rare breed … Continue reading

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General Thoughts and Resources about Reactivity

I know there are a lot of reactive dogs out there and people have varying ways of dealing with their dog’s reactions. For sure, owning a reactive dog is a challenge. It’s embarrassing. You feel like you should be doing … Continue reading

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Blog the Change: Heroes Refuge

Imagine you’ve chosen to serve our country. The call comes in. You’re being sent off to a foreign land to fight for our freedoms. Who is going to watch Rex and Bandit while you’re gone? Do you have a willing … Continue reading

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Why Don’t We Just Dance?

“The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” –Samuel Butler Dancing with your dog. … Continue reading

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