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The Gathering Storm

We all have different learning styles, different ways we make sense of the world. I look for relationships. Even as …

The Flash

I was lying in bed last night, just on the edge of sleep when I felt and heard a delicate …

On His Terms

I met with Benny again a couple of weeks ago. Benny is the 15-year old Border Collie/Springer Spaniel mix who …

Communicate, Don’t Dictate

Who knew Harvard Business School could provide salient advice on how to better communicate with your dog? Harley and I …

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Last week in my therapy dog class, we talked about how our dogs experience the world through scent. The best …

Out of Thin Air

As I watch Harley give me his “good boy sit” just outside the kitchen, with his back nice and straight, …

Quality

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I love to cook. I didn’t get to do as much with …

Two or Four? Or Does It Matter?

I am a childless woman of a certain age and, based on my lifestyle choice, I will never have children. …

Learning to Dance

A few days ago, Travis, Harley and I went for a walk at a favorite local park. I love this …

Tower to Tomato, You’re Cleared for Landing

Is it wrong to use humor to deal with a difficult situation? I don’t think so, but if you do, …

On This Harvest Moon

Do dogs appreciate beauty? If so, how do they identify it? Classify it? Communicate it? All of these questions arise …

Table for Two?

I’m often told I have the best job in the world and I rarely disagree with this keen observation. However, …

The Rosetta Stone

For the first time in his life, Harley isn’t the center of attention. In the last 12 months, the members …

A Double Merle Hello

Last week in our therapy dog class, we talked about how dogs experience the world through smell. We discussed what …

I Just Need a Jack

Descriptions of the Boxer breed include words like “self-assured”, “playful”, and “curious”. Iris, the 10-year old Boxer I met a …

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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.