• dog tickle baby (from youtube) Misinterpretation

    October 29, 2008

    This dog is not sure of the child and the noises. Notice at first how he looks at the woman sitting then glances back to the baby. Watch as the dog backs up and away from the excited child. Then moves to another location while the woman tickles the baby the dog vocalizes and continues […]

  • Halloween and dogs our video

    October 25, 2008

    As Halloween approaches it is important to keep in mind that some dogs do not handle visual changes even with their familiar people. This video of my daughter discusses how our dog Windsor responded when she entered our home with her bike helmet on. Early socialization is so important and expossure to different looking people […]

  • Laughing Baby with Dog and Daddy (from youtube)

    October 24, 2008

    It is clear the Dad and baby are having fun but what do you notice about the dog? I see a dog becoming more excited and practicing biting at moving targets. It is important to think about the lasting results of this type of play.1. What is the dog associating with the baby and is […]

  • Hey! you’re back! Getting back in synch with your dog.

    October 23, 2008

    My recent trip quickly reminded me how the absence of one family member can quickly change the dynamics between dogs. I left for 6 days leaving my husband, 3 kids, 4 dogs and 5 cats …..”home alone.” Although the house was in order and no one was hurt, I noticed subtle changes in dynamics between […]

  • I am back!

    October 21, 2008

    I just got back from a fantastic time at the APDT ( conference in KY. What a wonderful time with so many great trainers with the association of pet dog training. I will be sure to post on Tuesday with a new topic! Sorry for the lag on posts! Stay tuned!

  • Incredible scene, dog feeding baby tigers

    October 14, 2008

    Nature is amazing. We humans sure have alot to learn!

  • Parenting with pets

    October 12, 2008

    Here is a press release about a Fantastic book I highly recommend for all families. A great gift! PETS HELP PARENTS TO RAISE THEIR CHILDREN, PROVIDING COMFORT, LOVE, LIFE LESSONS…AND EVEN HEALTH BENEFITS. Being a parent is a hectic job. Adding pet ownership on top of that can sometimes feel overwhelming. But the authors of […]

  • Does tolerant equal safe?

    October 10, 2008

    I wish I had a nickel for every call I’ve gotten where the client was shocked that their ‘kid-tolerant’ dog bit, nipped, growled at or muzzle-punched their crawler or toddler. In my opinion, many of these dogs have been screaming for help for quite some time before they felt the need to escalate, and their […]

  • Say Cheese!

    October 9, 2008

    We have a natural desire to see our dog with our new baby. This creates the image of harmony we are looking for in a long term bond. It is the family photo we all want and who can resist! Do your dog and baby a favor by making sure that an adult is included […]

  • What questions do you have?

    October 9, 2008

    Are you expecting? What questions or concerns do you have? Have you had a baby do you have a story to share? Video? Photos? If so we would love to hear from you! There are so many fun and exciting times during the first years of parenting along with times of questioning and learning. We […]

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