Lessons from my Best Friend
Dogs

Lessons from my Best Friend

There is so much to be learned from animals. A year ago today, I said goodbye to my best friend and constant companion, my dog Boston.  Throughout his 13 years of doggie adventuring, he taught me countless lessons.  I was reflecting on all that I’d learned from him, and thought I’d like to share one … Continue reading

“The Docking Truth” Part 1
Behavior / Dogs / Welfare

“The Docking Truth” Part 1

Passionately defended, vehemently attacked, and alternatively unrestricted and banned in countries across the globe, tail docking is an issue that’s begged for scientific investigation. Regardless of what side of this often polarizing issue you’re on, I think you’ll be surprised by some of what science has found.  I know it’s not nearly as black and … Continue reading

Meet the Parents
Behavior / Dogs / Welfare

Meet the Parents

Many professionals in the animal world recommend that people looking for a new puppy meet one or both parents before taking a pup home. It’s thought that meeting the parents will give owners a better idea of the pup’s potential future health and behavior.  This often has the added benefit of owners being able to … Continue reading