The Littlest Role Model
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I recently dog-sat for an elderly Dachshund named Cody. He is one of those dogs that wheedles his way into one’s heart by just being around. Cody is fourteen years … Read More

Brillo’s Not-so-excellent Adventure
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Two weeks ago my little Lhasa/ShiTsu/Schnauzer mix dog and I popped into Parkside Animal Health Center in Aurora, Colorado for a routine anal gland expression. Brillo has always needed periodic … Read More

New Ways to Save Fearful Dogs Through Technology!
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Exciting News! Dog lovers can now learn how to work with timid dogs whether they read or listen to Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful … Read More

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 Nine: First Days at Home
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Day One: I became a “helicopter parent” on Jessie’s first day home. Although he mostly slept, I hovered, hoping to answer his every need. I had taken the day off … Read More

Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part Eight: Home Again
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A wet snow and cold wind blew my Subaru south to Parker Animal Emergency & Specialty Center, where Jessie awaited me. He was able to return home on his third … Read More

Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part Seven: Surgery Eve and Day
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The day before Jessie’s surgery we drove to Cherry Creek State Park. I wanted to once again associate the car and the ramp with something positive. I also wanted to … Read More

Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part Six: The Second Opinion
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 If I received a recommendation for surgery for myself, I would research options. If no other option besides surgery was feasible, I would seek a second opinion on the type … 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

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