Monthly Archives: October 2014

10 steps to getting a great dog from the shelter

dog love

I train service dogs for a living. Where do I get my dogs? From the local shelters! 100% of the dogs that we train and place as service dogs come predominantly from the local Humane Societies and rescue groups and have

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Misc, Resource, Shelter

Why do some dogs have separation anxiety when others don’t?

howling dog

Since dogs are social animals, they love to stay connected to others. It shouldn’t be a surprise to us then that when they’re left alone, many become quite anxious and long for our return. But for some dogs, being alone

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Animal Madness – A review of Laurel Braitman’s insightful new book


“Given my choice, I would almost always choose to be a feral dog. Maybe you don’t live as long, maybe you don’t have shots, maybe you have mange, but I would choose that in a hot second over waiting for

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Posted in Dog behavior, emotions, Misc, Psychology, Separation anxiety
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