Holiday Financial Opportunities for Rescues Offered by Petco Foundation
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The ever-generous Petco Foundation is offering terrific opportunities for rescues to earn needed funds for their work. Check out this link and plan a happy holiday season for the pets … Read More

Colorado Independent Publishers EVVY Awards Cite Beyond Flight or Fight a Winner!
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My book, Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs won FIRST PLACE in the “How To” category in the international CIPA EVVY Awards of 2016! We … Read More

Make Love, Not War: Dogs’ Appeasing Behaviors Toward People They Are Bonded To
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This old bumper sticker was popular during my college years as the Viet Nam war was raging. The Birth Control Pill was new and available enough to protect casual sex … Read More

Questions From A Reader
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  I recently received this inquiry from a reader after he read my blog, Springtime Cat Wanderlust: I have a young male cat (1 year and 4 months old) and … Read More

Snake Proofing Your Dog
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I pulled into the prairie training field and drove around people and dogs. Some were sitting under shade trees, some dogs were playing in kiddy swimming pools or being hosed … Read More

Another Reason to Spay–The Story of Lillie Langtry
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        Cheery play-barks at the chain link fence gate brought me out of my pre-breakfast funk. I padded across the chilled floor in my slippers, opened the … Read More

Adoption Counseling: How to Make or Break a Family
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“Hello, I adopted a puppy mill rescue dog five weeks ago and cannot get a leash on her. She is ruining my apartment because I can’t get her outside. Can … Read More

Springtime Cat Wanderlust
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  Pet cats are especially attuned to spring. They respond to warmer temperatures and longer days in instinctual yearnings to wander, seek prey, mate, and sleep less than the usual … Read More

Nine Years Since All Was Lost
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  The call came mid-morning. A young Wheaten Terrier had just been “marked” for euthanasia due to “extreme fear” at the shelter where I volunteered. The foster care department director … Read More

Dog Walking–On- versus Off-leash
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Trained/Controlled/Reliable? I’m a fearful dog rehabilitator, trainer and behaviorist, and after over twenty-five years of work with “special needs” dogs, including my own, I agree that the thoughtlessness of some … Read More

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