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How Can I Stop My Dog’s Inappropriate Peeing?

I recently received a question from a reader: My 16-month-old Standard Poodle, Ellie, has a problem. She is a certified therapy dog who has worked in nursing homes and also works with children in a reading program at a local library. With that said, Ellie piddles when my daughter (who happens to be a vet tech)… Read more »

Dogs and Wildlife Don’t Mix

This article first  appeared as a Colorado Parks & Wildlife Press Release on December 23, 2015. We live in a visual candyland here in Colorado, and dog owners love nothing more than getting out into the natural beauty with their dogs. What’s wrong with that? On the surface, it’s a great thing to get exercise for… Read more »

Dogs and Wildlife Don’t Mix

This article first  appeared as a Colorado Parks & Wildlife Press Release on December 23, 2015. We live in a visual candyland here in Colorado, and dog owners love nothing more than getting out into the natural beauty with their dogs. What’s wrong with that? On the surface, it’s a great thing to get exercise for… Read more »

Are You Training a Puppy? Read “The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog”

Dr. Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz’s book is about traumatized children, but it offers valuable lessons that will help you raise a well-adjusted dog. It’s hard to find books these days that keep me up until I have finished the last word. Perhaps I am too picky, as a writer myself? In any case, I have… Read more »

Are You Training a Puppy? Read “The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog”

Dr. Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz’s book is about traumatized children, but it offers valuable lessons that will help you raise a well-adjusted dog. It’s hard to find books these days that keep me up until I have finished the last word. Perhaps I am too picky, as a writer myself? In any case, I have… Read more »

Ask a Trainer: How Can I Fix My Dog’s Severe Separation Anxiety?

I recently received a question from a reader: Please help! I’ve just adopted a darling dog I already love so much, but she has severe separation anxiety and has jumped out of windows when left alone, and she destroys my house. She has recently started lunging at dogs on leash, as well. I am worried… Read more »

Ask a Trainer: How Can I Fix My Dog’s Severe Separation Anxiety?

I recently received a question from a reader: Please help! I’ve just adopted a darling dog I already love so much, but she has severe separation anxiety and has jumped out of windows when left alone, and she destroys my house. She has recently started lunging at dogs on leash, as well. I am worried… Read more »

Leash Your Dog. It’s the Law for a Number of Very Good Reasons

Let me be blunt with you, dear reader. We have a big problem in the canine community, and it’s ruining dogs. We require leashes for valid reasons, No. 1 being safety for all concerned: safety not only for you and your dog but for all of the dogs and humans out and about. There are… Read more »

Leash Your Dog. It’s the Law for a Number of Very Good Reasons

Let me be blunt with you, dear reader. We have a big problem in the canine community, and it’s ruining dogs. We require leashes for valid reasons, No. 1 being safety for all concerned: safety not only for you and your dog but for all of the dogs and humans out and about. There are… Read more »