Tag Archives: advocacy

A hostile act

Joan Didion has always been one of my favorite writers because I’ve always so easily found myself in much of what she’s written. The following quote being a good example of that: I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what … Continue reading

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Peach Therapy in session

Moving to a new home in a new town last month and effectively unraveling many of our daily routines and rituals has taken a bit of a toll on our four-dog family. Peaches, in particular. A lot of her longtime fear-based … Continue reading

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The problem with your “pit bull” shirt

We live in an intense, politically correct, emotionally charged world. Where anything you sell, buy, wear, consume, do (or don’t do), say, support or smoke is sure to be painstakingly dissected by some Preachy McPreacherson who’s more than happy to take your fun, … Continue reading

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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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Questions that matter: A repost

The following is a guest post I wrote for Your Pit Bull & You last week. And because of the importance of the topic, I think it warrants reposting here. This is a “stop and think” post. Per the title, … Continue reading

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Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Animal Welfare: Three Examples of Exceptional Educators

In his 1985 presidential address to the American Educational Research Association, Lee Shulman proposed a new domain of teacher knowledge which has since become a cornerstone of research and practice in teacher education:  pedagogical content knowledge. Pedagogical content knowledge–known lovingly … Continue reading

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Five Foolproof Tips for Better “Pit Bull” Advocacy

Recently BAD RAP shared the following message on their Facebook page that is truly some of the most sage advice you can receive when it comes to effective dog advocacy: Question: “How do I best defend my dog when people … Continue reading

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