Tag Archives: animal behavior

Paying homage to the Brindle Goddess

A few years ago we had a big, beautiful blue brindle foster dog named Lola who occupied our guest room. To this day, we still think of that room as “Lola’s Room” and naturally hung some indulgent photographic evidence to … 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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Photogenic dogs and the added benefit of a good “Stay”

Teaching a good “Stay” for your dog(s) has infinite and far-reaching benefits.  Whether it’s waiting to go out the door, using good manners before accepting food or staying put incase of emergency, a dog’s ability to stay on command can … Continue reading

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Playing, Pausing and Playing Back

After reaching my dog talk saturation point at the Sense & Sensibility Seminar in Chicago last weekend, I’ve been a little lax with returning to the blog.  I’ve still got a post brewing full of highlights from Patricia McConnell and … Continue reading

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Finding “Mr. Right” . . . even though it seems so wrong

When Peaches and I meet new people out on walks or on therapy visits, I sometimes get asked, “Oh does she do any cool tricks?”  And I say, “Nope, not really.” This.  This is what she does.  How do you … Continue reading

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