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The Horse we called Bubba.

The Horse we called Bubba.

Bubba had a favorite word. It was 'ready'? Said as a question - he heard the start of a game. Waiting for the next word, kiss, tssk, or nudge; we b...
Best Dog

Best Dog

Had to leave my family and since my visits were only a few times a year; good-byes were difficult. Their Pit mix mutt was always last. I kissed Sho...
George The Cat

George The Cat

Doing yoga with George The Cat smack-dab where I need to be on the mat. Politely, I ask:"Can I sit down?" Looking at me and my extra 10 pounds, He ...
What is the difference between a Flower Essence, a homeopathic remedy, and an essential oil?

What is the difference between a Flower Essence, a homeopathic remedy, and an essential oil?

Question: What is the difference between a Flower Essence, a homeopathic remedy, and an essential oil?  Answer: A Flower Essence is 3-5 flowers, pe...
The Malti-York-Poo-Doodle-Frise

The Malti-York-Poo-Doodle-Frise

Is the Dog the problem? Really? Ya’ think? Go grab a mirror. While you’re at it; grab a sense of responsibility so we can talk for a minute! After ...
Ferals Changed “IN FRONT OF MY NOSE”

Ferals Changed “IN FRONT OF MY NOSE”

THIS IS HOW IT STARTED and while I admit I got a little testy in the middle, (judge for yourself) but later I was told there is now: “a big differe...
Separation-anxiety is (usually) NOT the Dog's problem. YUP - go get a mirror; I'll wait for you.

Separation-anxiety is (usually) NOT the Dog's problem. YUP - go get a mirror; I'll wait for you.

Hi Meg - My dog has isolation distress (cant be alone/without other dogs or people) which is the primary concern, and has leash reactivity (secon...
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 ...
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...