Sep 262011
 
Using Desensitization to Overcome Fear of Strangers

Is your dog afraid of people?  Afraid of men, or maybe men with beards?  How about men or anyone wearing hats?  Experience with  people is often neglected with young dogs.  Maybe they grew up in isolation at a breeder’s, or at a previous owner before they were rescued.  We often wonder why dogs have issues with strangers, but they may truly lack any experience and have had to deal with strangers and the situations they present, completely on their own without guidance.  [More…]

Aug 082011
 
Stress Free: Helping Your Dog See The World In a Better Way

You don’t have to look very far to see what stress can do in a dog.  I walk a mile around my neighborhood and I will face at least three dogs who bark and scream at me and my dogs with amazing intensity.  I often wonder how long it will be before they are in for a hernia. There are a few more who bark incessantly, but are not necessarily blowing a gasket to do so.  Then, in that same mile, there [More…]

Aug 062011
 
Dog Dylan:  Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia - The First Battle to Save Her Life (Detailed Draft Version for AIHA/IMHA fighters).

Dog Dylan’s story began March 18, 2011.  She was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)/Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) , on March 19th, 2011; when my quest to save her and her second life as an AIHA survivor began. This version of the story is my first draft version, written in detail for those currently fighting the disease and maybe those who have fought this disease for the life of their dogs.  It contains drug use and dosage used in Dylan’s treatment [More…]

Jul 292011
 
Dick's Dog House - New Feature

What is Dick’s Dog House? Even in what might be perceived as the negativity of this corner of my world; my dog house will be presented with a positive spin and always with a potential way out. This is not a bad place, ever.  My dog house is a safe place.  A place to think and be relaxed.  It is a place to make a good choice.  A good choice on what behavior is best.  A place to be comfortable.  This is [More…]