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A well-trained dog should walk by our side, right? 

Well, it’s 2019 and I am here to tell you that we know a lot more about walking our dogs than we did back then. For context, I am writing about walks for companion animals to provide enrichment, decompression, and joy. Dogs need to move through thei...

I am sitting across from a woman. She is propped up toward the edge of the couch, slightly hunched, leaning forward, seemingly defeated. She is looking down into her lap where her hands are resting, still, except for her thumbs and forefingers. They are locked into a nervous little rhythm. I am ther...

December 26, 2017

Ok, hang on. It is your dog. But it’s not the final iteration of the dog you will be spending your days feeding, scratching, and calling 1,000 nicknames. That ball of cute with the intoxicating breath is just a version of your adult dog. 

There a lot of things that go into raising a puppy to be...

December 20, 2017

I am working with a dog who was afraid to come out of his yard or step into the street. He even stopped accompanying his owner to the mailbox, which he did every day. Instead, he would stand there frozen in the driveway, shaking.

We met at the gate of his yard and anxiousness was palpable. My job was...

December 11, 2017

Good morning, fellow dog-obsessed friends. We know our pets are priceless. There is absolutely no way one can put a dollar amount on how much they give us - the love, the laughs, the companionship. There is however a cost associated with providing the care they need to keep our best friends happy an...