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How to Adopt a Rescue Dog

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You know I’m always telling you guys stories, right? Well, this one (which I’ll tell you in a minute) came to mind after writing my last post, Breed Stereotyping – Why It’s Harmful, and Why We

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17 Things You Need to Know Before Putting Your Dog on a Plane

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I’ve talked about transporting dogs by air before, in Flying the Pet Friendly Skies, which was kind of a brief rundown of how dogs are handled when they travel on planes as baggage or cargo. So why am

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Breed Stereotyping – Why It’s Harmful, and Why We Need to Fight It

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Recently, in 3 Keys to Finding the Right Dog Park, I told you about my Canadian friend, Danielle, and her American Stafford shire, Reggie. Danielle and Reggie were forced to leave the dog park they’ve

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Introduction to Hunting with Dogs

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Sometimes, people who know how fond I am of animals are surprised to learn that I hunt. “That doesn’t seem like the kind of sport that would appeal to you,” they say. Well, I don’t really consider

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5 Heroic Dogs Who Made the Hall of Fame

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Have you ever wondered if your dog would protect you in a life-threatening or health-threatening situation? I wonder about my two sometimes. I mean, I know that Janice and Leroy love me, but if something

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7 Dog Ghost Stories

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I love fall! From my perspective, it’s the absolute best time of year, with the crispness in the air, the glorious colors of the changing leaves, the crunchy red apples and golden pumpkins from the farmer’s

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3 Keys to Finding the Right Dog Park

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Regular readers know that I just love taking my Boxers, Janice and Leroy, to the dog park. We have so many friends there, both human and canine. Some of our friends, we only see at the dog park, while

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23 Crazy or Just Plain Stupid Things Some People Think About Dogs

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Remember me telling you about Joanne, the obviously wealthy woman who visited our dog park dripping in jewelry and carrying a little bat-eared dog in her purse? I mentioned her in 7 Great Homemade Dog

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What Happens to Your Dog When You Divorce?

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Okay, let’s take it on faith here that no one ever wants to see relationships break up, but they do, and with alarming regularity. We’ve all heard the conventional wisdom that half of all marriages

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Veterinarians, Vet Techs, and Job Burnout

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Have you ever experienced job burnout? I have, and it’s not pleasant. A number of years ago, I worked in a call center. Well, actually, several call centers. There are good centers and bad ones. The

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Dog People and Cat People – They Really Are Different!

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“I identify as a woman.” “I am a woman, but I identify as a man.” “I was born a man, but I identify as a woman.” “I want to use the bathroom that most closely represents the gender I identify

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How Do Dogs Think and Feel – And Do They Reason?

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Any dog person knows the aggravation of hearing some insufferable know-nothing claim that dogs don’t think, are incapable of reason, and don’t really have feelings the way humans do. We know different,

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