Tag Archives: Patricia McConnell

“Hey, have you heard the one about climate change and dog training?”

So a man walks into a bar and sees a dog sitting at the counter.  He turns to the dog and asks, “So what do you think about all the controversy surrounding the best methods and tools for training dogs?” … Continue reading

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Therapy Dogs: Not Born, Not Made, but Shaped

As an inherently romantic society, we Americans love talking about how we were “born to” do something.  “I was born to run.”  “She was born a gifted writer.”  “He was born to do this kind of work.”  . . . … Continue reading

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