Tag Archives: Ann Arbor

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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Denard Robinson and Pit Bull Advocacy

I have never been much of  a football fan, nor have I ever really understood much about the sport.  I love athletics, sporting events, and drinking and eating too much at Superbowl parties. I have always enjoyed playing sports myself, … Continue reading

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Heritage News Covers Peaches’ Therapy Dog Work

Many thanks to Amy Bell of Heritage News for her thoughtful news article on Peaches’ therapy dog work in the Southeast Michigan community. Peaches has spent quite a bit of time in the community volunteering once a week at the … Continue reading

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10 Things I Love About My Dog Trainer

She believes that good dog ownership (and good dog training practice) begins with a genuine willingness to listen and to learn She likes to have fun with her dogs, not dominate them or use them to prop up her own … Continue reading

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Photos of the Day

We were back today for round two of our visits to Camp PAWS at our local humane society, and Peaches once again did her best to get in as many neck kisses, head massages, butt hugs and full body squeezes … Continue reading

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Slowing it all down

A regular thorn in the sides of many professional dog trainers and behavior consultants who truly follow a relationship-based training model is what our incessant drive towards instant gratification, and quantity over quality does to our training and handling practices, … Continue reading

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