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A Sit Down With Stand Up Animal People

A Sit Down With Stand Up Animal People

         2 Outstanding Humans in the World of Animals! Join us - Live on FaceBook - Fri. 9/6 @ 10:00 west, 1:00 east. Tess and I are there every Fr...
Working on a new behavior? Just trying to get away from a problematic behavior?

Working on a new behavior? Just trying to get away from a problematic behavior?

Working on a new behavior? Just trying to get away from a problematic behavior? First piece of hard-won wisdom - is to cue a behavior they are alre...
Signs of Less Stress and Less Piloerection in Mammalian Behavior

Signs of Less Stress and Less Piloerection in Mammalian Behavior

Piloerection is the hair raised on the neck or along the spine on a Dog and is exact same involuntary behavior as goose bumps in a human!  Being ho...
Emergencies = Good Advice Bears Repeating

Emergencies = Good Advice Bears Repeating

Duct tape, a pocket knife, twist tie trash bags, zip locks, and a Sharpie. Extra food, water, leashes, collars, halters and lead ropes are indispensable. Double everything you think you need then double it again. In emergencies, worried about your animals worrying? We have proven ideas!
Mouthy 6 month old Shepherd mix. TEAMWORK!

Mouthy 6 month old Shepherd mix. TEAMWORK!

Got 2 great questions from a Massachusetts trainer today: Hi Meg, Everything is going well with us! I have a 4 dog CGC (Canine Good Citizen testing...
Video of a TEAMWORK team! 30 seconds = guarantee a smile.

Video of a TEAMWORK team! 30 seconds = guarantee a smile.

Such a great video of Tess as in the famous PETICURESBYTESS of sunny San Diego showing fabulous love to and from a dog who just minutes ago was dis...
Grief: Loss, Trauma, and Compassion Fatigue

Grief: Loss, Trauma, and Compassion Fatigue

      “We have learned that trauma is not just an event that took place sometime in the past; it is also the imprint left by that experience on min...
His name was Dollar because...

His name was Dollar because...

Dollar was his name because that is what Tex paid for him, a dollar. Dollar was truly old. His back swayed, he walked and trotted stiff-legged, nev...
Cheers for Dandelions

Cheers for Dandelions

Cheerful Dandelion enjoys a reputation as the “Flower of Survival” because it is commonly the first flower to bloom after winter, because it spring...
Dog training made easy

"Come Here, Please" is easier to teach than you thought.

Play, Engage; Train!  For safety’s sake and general good manners; your Dog ought to respond to a simple request: “COME HERE, PLEASE.” Let’s see if ...
Every Body is an Emotional Storage Unit

Every Body is an Emotional Storage Unit

 Every Body is an Emotional Storage Unit When the door to the storage unit, basement, attic opens up and light hits dark; memories slog back, and f...
Firestorm Recovery Ideas

Firestorm Recovery Ideas

    CAN'T BE WITH YOUR ANIMALS? Worried about them worrying about you? If you have the good fortune to visit your dis-placed animals OR HELP STRANG...