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

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

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

Barking Dogs–Compassionate Understanding & Solutions
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BARKING DOGS Whenever people live in close quarters with each other as in a residential neighborhood there will be many ways parties can annoy each other. One of the most … Read More

Thinking Of Adding A Dog To Your Family?
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Last Sunday was the 12th Annual Dumb Friends League Telethon in Denver, Colorado. I’ve worked at the telethon for many of those years and it’s a well organized endeavor to … Read More

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