Monthly Archives: March 2019

The Changing Role & Responsibility of Rescues & Shelters

There may have been a time when schools only needed to be charged with teaching students reading, writing and arithmetic. But as society changes schools become responsible for instruction that either used to be provided at home, or represents a new field of study. When I was in high school we had a choice of taking home economics or shop. In previous years the option [...]

By |2019-03-29T14:03:43-04:00March 29th, 2019|2 Comments

Don’t Become A Victim

For many years I routinely had to take first aid and first responder courses because of the work I was doing. One of the instructions we were given in every course, and had to practice, if only to repeat out loud what we were to do was to 'assess the situation'. One of the goals of this was not just to be able to assist [...]

By |2019-03-15T09:54:59-04:00March 15th, 2019|8 Comments

Stillness-The Choreography of Training Fearful Dogs

When a professional athlete is about to perform a challenging move, an ice skater preparing for a triple jump, a tennis player about to return a volley, a swimmer turning off the wall, a race car driver taking a curve at high speed, each move has been rehearsed and practiced over and over again. Extra effort that doesn't improve speed or accuracy has been pared [...]

By |2019-03-05T07:40:00-04:00March 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Don’t Use Shock Collars For Sound Phobias

Years ago, before the rise in podcasts I was asked to be part of a radio show featuring 3 dogs trainers. The show was being recorded for broadcasting at a later date. As soon as it was over I told the host I did not want to be part of the program. Luckily for me (and potential listeners) there were problems with the recording and [...]

By |2019-03-01T12:42:27-04:00March 1st, 2019|0 Comments