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 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 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

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

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