Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs is now available as an Audio-book!
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My book, Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs, is now an audio-book! Download it for free with an Amazon Audible trial! I felt this … Read More

Ten Years of Extra Life for Jessie
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 Jessie had never been inside a house. He had never been alone or confined in a small box. He felt growing claustrophobia and was unable to cope with the new … Read More

Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part Five: Researching Physical Therapy
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An upcoming field of animal welfare work is the area of physical therapy. Years ago my Australian Shepherd, Miles, had a back surgery which was similar to my current dog … Read More

Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part Three: The MRI
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  Dr. Curtis Probst of Parker Animal Emergency & Specialty Center, our veterinarian neurologist, examined Jessie in early December, 2016. He took my boy into another room to give him … Read More

Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy Part Two–Ramp Training
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By autumn of 2016 Jessie my Lab mix dog, was unable to jump into the back seat of my Subaru Outback. We had abandoned his jumping into the cargo area … Read More

Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part One: Our History Together
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  Jessie, my former foster Lab mix, began showing signs of lower back pain the summer of 2016. His tail carriage was lower than his usual gleeful high waves. I … 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

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

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

Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog
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In the beginning I noticed rear toe scrapes during our long daily walks. I could hear the sound of toenails on pavement and see the thin tracks of nails before … Read More

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