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Month: June 2017

To Independence

To Independence

This week, America celebrates the anniversary of declaring independence from England, but what does independence mean? At its simplest, it means freedom from control or support by someone or something else. When children grow up, they become independent from their parents — although it frequently takes longer to give up that support from their parents’ […]

Frustrating Dogs

Frustrating Dogs

I want you to think for a moment of something that frustrates you. Maybe it’s a co-worker, or being stuck in traffic. It could be a vending machine that doesn’t work or a bus that’s late. It can even be your kids or spouses — and probably frequently is! Since you’re here, I’m guessing that […]

The Unexpected Urban Threat To Your Dog: Coyotes

The Unexpected Urban Threat To Your Dog: Coyotes

If you live in a rural area, then you’re probably already aware of possible wildlife dangers from predators like mountain lions and coyotes. And if you live in a big city, you might think that such threats are the last thing you’d have to worry about — but you’d be wrong. For example, in some […]

A Powerful Paradox

A Powerful Paradox

In the years that I’ve been working with dogs, I’ve met some pretty powerful people. Not all of them are necessarily famous, but a lot of them have daily lives where they’re in charge of many others, or they run Fortune 500 companies, or they’ve been elected to office. They’re the kind of people who […]

Making Your Workplace Dog Friendly

Making Your Workplace Dog Friendly

If your workplace hasn’t yet gone dog-friendly, and whether they’ve made the choice to do it yet or not, there are important things to keep in mind and steps to take before the first paw crosses the threshold. Think of them as the before, during, and after phases of the dog-friendly policy implementation process. Our […]

Before You Bring Your Dog To Work…

Before You Bring Your Dog To Work…

More and more workplaces are becoming dog friendly, and you might even be lucky enough to have a job with one — but if the opportunity comes up, should you bring your dog with you? Let’s say your workplace has gone dog-friendly. Here are the questions to ask yourself before you let your best friend […]

Dog DNA Test: Taking The Guesswork Out Of Your Dog’s Breed

Dog DNA Test: Taking The Guesswork Out Of Your Dog’s Breed

Unlike humans, dogs can’t tell us about their background, so until very recently figuring out what breeds made up a “mystery mutt” was mostly guesswork based on appearance. But looks can be deceiving — and even in the case of a dog that looks completely like a particular breed, there may be hidden ancestors. You […]

Our Magic Mirror

Our Magic Mirror

Mirrors have long been associated with the truth, whether it’s Harry Potter’s Mirror of Erised showing people who look into it their sincerest wishes, or the magic mirror on the Evil Queen’s wall that tells her Snow White is the fairest of them all, leading to all kinds of trouble. This connection is made clear […]