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Let’s Stay Together

Tina Turner was one the of best cover artists of all time. I think the best example of this is …

Andy and Jax napping

Two Steps Forward…

Andy always has to get in the last word. He’s not a particularly chatty dog (ah-hem, Half Moon) but on …

Now You Know

I had a feeling. You know the one, there’s something not quite right about the way your dog is moving. …

Love the Dog in Front of You

I read a short but powerful post recently by dog trainer Emily Priestly. She talked about how difficult it is …

Andy receiving acupuncture

The Emotional Experience of Pain

Eliminating or reducing pain is one of the most under-recognized opportunities to improve your dog’s quality of life. Emotional and …

Helen and Kate in the Pacific

Oceans and Mountains

Many years ago, I promised Helen that I would take her to the ocean.  I imagined that she’d love the …

Fill Your Cup

I firmly believe the Universe sends you what you need – whether you like it or not. That could be …

Where’s My Body?

Science is so cool. I read an article recently about a study investigating self-awareness in dogs. In prior studies, dogs …

The Devil’s Leash

I have a confession to make. Please don’t think less of me or think me a hypocrite. I had to …

The Big Ask

Half Moon is asking to go pee. No big deal, right? It is to me. Halfie has intervertebral disc disease …

A Loyal Companion | She Works Hard for the Money

She Works Hard for the Money

Morning walks with the dogs are one of my favorite times of the day. I love the quiet of the …

A Loyal Companion | Half Moon And The Half Pipe

Half Moon and the Half Pipe

Why do I doubt him? After all the times he’s proven he can, why do I think he can’t? Well, …

The Surprising Importance of an After-Dinner Mint

Dottie was supposed to be a hospice dog. A 15-year old Dalmatian, she was surrendered to our local shelter by …

Weightless

He’s not moving. Jordan’s Golden head has settled onto my chest and upper arm, his chin pressing into the belly …

A Loyal Companion | The Housing Inspector

The Housing Inspector

Houses just aren’t built the way they used to be. Foundations crack and sink into the earth, walls and roofs …

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Canine Mobility Books

The first two books in the Loyal Companion Guide series, Sit. Stand. GO! and Emotion to Motion help you recognize, record, and accommodate your dog’s mobility challenges, as well as understand the emotions behind the movement. Filled with photos and worksheets, these books are your guide to helping your dog lead the best life possible.