Category Archives: Fostering

Pick Me! Pick Me!

I’m currently in the market for a second dog. I fully expect, given that I am fostering dogs for a local rescue, to have a foster fail. One of the dogs I’m fostering is bound to win my heart (and … Continue reading

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Trying Something New

It’s been a while since I’ve gone on a roadtrip with Risa. Wintertime around here tends to limit your traveling activities for sure. 🙂 Life’s been stressing us both out lately and I knew we needed to get away. It … Continue reading

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The Importance of Knowing Why

I know some trainers working with behavioral issues feel it’s irrelevant to know the motivation of the dog. You only need to know two things: what you want the dog to do and how to train him to get there. … Continue reading

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More Than Just a Pretty Face

Every time I get a new foster dog, people seem to think I’m going to keep him. While I cannot deny that is bound to happen eventually, everyone seems to want me to keep the dog for the wrong reasons. … Continue reading

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The End and the Beginning

It’s a happy day in my household. Sawyer has been adopted. I’m very happy for him; it was finally time for him to go. He joins a great family with two feline brothers. He seemed to fit right in and … Continue reading

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