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

Choosing a Dog
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Time to Find a Friend? When the time comes to bring a companion dog into your heart and life, the question may be: Where do I start? How can I … Read More

My Western Book Tour Vacation
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Westward HO the Dogs and Cats! Prior to the launch of my book, Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs, I took a much-needed two-week … Read More

Puppy Mills 103 – Selling Dogs: The LOW Down of Mills, Brokers, Pet Stores & Auctions
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Taken From Mom: Now What? There are four usual ways puppy mill proprietors divest themselves of puppies they have bred. They are: selling directly to pet stores, advertising on the … Read More

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