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Fatigue in the workplaceWhen new dog trainers enter the workplace, they think that working with dogs will be fun all of the time. They soon realize that dog training is a job like any other. One with highs and lows. One that...
THE GOOD SOUL hero dogs
The Ojai Humane Society, my local shelter, answered my prayers with Harley. As a clear demonstration that the universe has a sense of humor, Harley was, of course, another Golden Retriever. Three-of-a-kind breed-wise was actually not that surprising.The Golden...
FROM THE SHADOW OF EVIL OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
I didn’t know why the line wasn’t moving. I craned my neck over the firefighter in front of me, trying to identify the holdup. The long column of search dog handlers and rescue workers stretching down the bus’s main aisle would move forward a few steps then...
Building Behaviorally Healthy Relationships Between Children and Dogs
Definition of Behaviorally HealthyTeaching a dog to walk on a leash and fetch can build a stronger, more positive relationship between children and dogs. Photo Credit Haley Romanko The concept of a behaviorally healthy relationship between children and dogs implies reciprocity such...
Hero Dogs Duke and the Velcro Dog
In 1998, I found a dog who wagged his long tail so hard it split open. Even that didn’t stop him from wagging, so the wound never healed. Bandages were no match. Eventually, the untenable tail had to be partially amputated to avoid infection. Even afterward, the...