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The Changing Role & Responsibility of Rescues & Shelters

By |2022-01-23T12:41:40-05:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Dog training, Helping fearful dogs, Shelters and Rescues|Tags: , , , , , |

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 ...

The Bad News About Fearful Dogs

By |2017-03-11T11:23:48-05:00March 11th, 2017|Categories: Fostering Dogs, Helping fearful dogs|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I am contacted regularly by people who have found themselves living with a fearful dog and looking for help. They are to a person, kind, compassionate, caring folks looking for answers. And I have them. But I routinely have to tell people things they do not want to hear. When I mention that veterinarians and vet behaviorists can prescribe medications to help dogs who are ...

What It Takes

By |2013-07-30T08:37:46-04:00July 30th, 2013|Categories: Dog training, Helping fearful dogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had a call recently from a concerned owner with a service dog who was becoming more and more reactive to sounds and changes in her environment. The dog was described as "timid" even on arrival into the home of her new handler. I will not address the reality that someone trained and placed a dog to be a service dog in the community who ...