Ideas and Articles that help to enrich the relationship between dogs and people.
This is a subject that could easily fill a book. Our domestic dog population is changing. In Vermont we used to be able to go to the local shelter and have a good chance of finding a gentle, sociable dog that needed a new home. With training, regular exercise and...read more
This year we have no snow. This is bad for critters and skiers but good for walking! Christmas Day was bright and sunny, around 30 degrees. Quicken and I went for a favorite hike in Pisgah State Park. We made a beautiful loop, up the Hubbard Hill Trail to Baker...read more
My walk with Quicken this morning was glorious. I have several hikes of different durations that are right out my front door. There is no better way to start the day than an early hike with your dog. I am very grateful.read more
This is a question that comes up a lot with people seeking help for dog behavioral problems. Do I need a trainer or do I need a behaviorist? What is behavior? Everything your dog does is behavior. It is generally the unwanted behavior that dog owners are...read more
I made a mask out of a paper bag for my yoga class Halloween party. I'm going as my dog...Quicken!!!! And watch out for the witch.read more
Attachment Disorder is the name that I have given this particular situation because it seems appropriate. What happens if your dogs bond to one another and not to you? How does this happen and can it be changed? I have encountered this situation about four...read more
This isn't a stupid question. Did you know that we actually have to teach our dogs how to play with us? So, what is play to a dog? If you watch a litter of puppies at play, they tug and chase things, they pounce, mouth, and push and tumble around with one...read more