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Are you paying attention? Why, and how, to be more mindful of your dog.

Are you paying attention? What is your dog doing right now? Do you know? Perhaps she’s in the room with you snoozing by your side just like my terrier girls? Or perhaps she’s taken herself off to bed in another room like my lab? If you have other folks at home with you, she could …

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Sociability is as important to our dogs as it is to us. Why we should cut our dogs some slack as we all search for connection.

Most of us are craving connection. Craving being sociable. And not just verbal, but physical connection. Even anti-social introverts like me are missing hugging people. None of the lockdowns have been easy, but I think that many of us have found this last one the hardest. It came on the heels of so much separation. …

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Knowledge, fear, joy, worry. Why do I do this job?!

Cliches become cliches for a reason. ‘Say yes to the things that scare you’ is a great example. And one that I believe in. And experience frequently. I get the same mix of fear and excitement each time I’m asked to speak at an event. My first thought is always ‘I can’t do that’. I …

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Why do we choose certain dogs? How can we make better decisions?

Scrolling through Facebook, I came upon a post from a first time dog owner looking for help with her young dog. What made the post catch my eye was that she had chosen an unusual breed and now was at her wits end because the dog wasn’t what she expected. I feel like I am …

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