Category Archives: Animal behavior and training

The Romance of Rescue

I must say, we humans love a good rescue story, fact or fiction. The princess in the castle tower. The baby in the well. Old Yeller saving Travis from the wild boars, and he in turn saving Old Yeller from … Continue reading

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At the Black and White Ball

I’ve had four or five different blog posts raging inside my head for the last couple weeks, which typically results in a deafening silence and tangible pause for published posts. So I thought I’d fill the void with some favorite photos … Continue reading

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Image of the Week: Love us some Boogie with books!

For those who may have missed previous posts featuring the work of Lili Chin,  we are huge fans of Doggie Drawings and everything that Lili produces. Her most recent creation, focused on the best and brightest in the Dog Behavior … Continue reading

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Can your “protection dog” protect you from a dog bite lawsuit?

In 2007, my husband and I moved back to the Los Angeles area and into a tiny duplex on the border of Inglewood and Westchester, a stone’s throw from LAX airport. A 6-foot fence was all that separated our back … Continue reading

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Yin-Yang Unleashed: Our love for the off-leash dog

Last month I was wandering around Literati–one of Ann Arbor’s fabulous new independent bookstores–and came across Mary Oliver’s book of poems, Dog Songs. In it was a short poem titled “If You Are Holding This Book” which ends with the … Continue reading

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Dear Running Bloggers: Stick to the fartleks and shoe guides and leave the dogs to the animal experts

A couple years ago I ran across a Runners World article titled, A Breed Apart: Can your dog go the distance?, which attempted to prescribe specific breeds of dogs to runners as though they were shoe brands for underpronators with … Continue reading

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One Dog at a Time

The other evening I was chatting with my sister-in-law about her kids and she was telling me about this incredible trip that her and just her older daughter (age 5) took to Paris together. And then she said the following: … Continue reading

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