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How I Failed as a Rescuer: Lessons from a Sanctuary

Originally posted on notes from a dog walker:
This has been a heavy, heart breaking week in the world of animal welfare. A few days ago a formerly reputable sanctuary in Texas called Spindletop Refuge was raided by authorities. Close…

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Clearing up confusion about service dogs, therapy animals, and emotional support animals.

This is an excellent article debunking all the myths surrounding animals who help humans. The only thing I would add is in reference to the end of the article, where the author says that laws about service dog fraud are … Continue reading

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Educational Bits on Dogs, Parrots, and Horses

Hello! I’ve been hard at work establishing my business here in Salt Lake City, so I haven’t had time to write an actual blog entry yet (one is on its way, though!). In the meantime, these are some interesting articles, … Continue reading

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What’s Important to You?

Originally posted on Paws Abilities:
For a professional dog trainer, my dogs are not very “well trained.” They wear Freedom harnesses on walks to keep them from pulling. They get excited when visitors come over. They bark when people come…

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More on LIMA

To delve more deeply into why we support LIMA training methods: Empowerment v. Force Through the scientific study of behavior, we know that learners of all species are both mentally and behaviorally healthier when they have the ability to make … Continue reading

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The New Dog Adventures, Part 1

It’s been just over 5 months since we moved here from Austin, and of course much has happened in that time.  The most salient event to this entry is that Copper got lonely. In Austin, we lived in a duplex … Continue reading

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January 2012 Pets of the Month: Oscu and Dan Dan

And now, finally, a blog entry about something other than Archie!  I know, I know.  You thought it’d never come.  I am bringing back my old tradition of featuring one client’s pet(s) every month, and I’m starting off with long-time … Continue reading

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