Category Archives: canines

How can I stop my dog from jumping on people?

Jumping on people is your dog’s way of showing affection and getting attention.  But what may have been cute when your dog was a puppy can be downright annoying when he’s full grown. I’ve had 65-pound Golden Retrievers jump on me and there’s nothing endearing about it. … Continue reading

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How protein can impact behavior

I noticed that two of my clients — belonging to the Italian Greyhound family — had become more aggressive with other dogs.  These normally affectionate pups even started barking at people on the street … which which something new. For … Continue reading

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Accidental dog bites

Caesar Milan just had a great post: 5 reasons why our dogs might bite us. 1) Maternal instincts. Always respect a mother dog with her young puppies. 2) Physical pain or discomfort.  Dogs tend to be very stoic and adept at … Continue reading

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Silence is golden

One of my clients is a Tibetan terrier.  He is totally adorable and just as demanding. When we’re in his mom’s kitchen after our walk, he barks relentlessly for treats with a shrill ear-piercing woof.  In the past, when I’ve … Continue reading

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Quiet dogs get treats

One of my clients, Muffin, used to bark a lot on our walks.  She’d bark when trucks (UPS or FedEx) drove by.  Or she’d bark when approaching larger dogs.  I knew it was fear based but some times she frightened … Continue reading

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Pet therapy

In a recent conversation with my brother, I learned how his German Shorthaired Pointer had become a therapy dog.  As I mulled it over, one of my clients — who is a very special dog — came to mind.  Raymond … Continue reading

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Howling to beat the band

I was walking one of my clients, a small black and white dog, when we ran into a special friend of hers, a contractor who lives in the neighborhood. I’m not sure what precipitated their duet, but he started to … Continue reading

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