What Will You Do if My Dog Misbehaves?

What Will You Do if My Dog Misbehaves?

Repeat after me: “What will you do if my dog misbehaves?” If my dog jumps up on people, what exactly will you do to stop him? If my dog barks, what will you have me do to quiet her? If my dog pulls on his leash, what exactly will you do to teach him to walk politely? […]

A Day in the Life of a Fearful Dog

Last week Emma the Beagle became afraid to walk on our wood floors. We don’t know why. Maybe she slipped, maybe she just took a bad step, maybe someone clicked open a pen at the same moment Emma stepped on the floor. The reason doesn’t really matter. What does matter is the fact that because […]

Take the Pledge to Pull No More

Take the Pledge to Pull No More

Emma and I have a confession to make: We’ve been pulling on her leash. I know! I know! The Beagle and I are such hypocrites. We preach force-free training, but then we do this. I have felt horribly guilty about it, but I didn’t know what else to do. When a deer ran by, she […]

Separation Anxiety Update– My Beagle Iz Smart

Separation Anxiety Update– My Beagle Iz Smart

Emma the Beagle Separation Anxiety Update: Things were looking bleak again for the past couple of weeks. We were back to Emma running to the mudroom, pacing, whining, and barking as soon as we pulled out of the garage. Forget 40 minute absences. She couldn’t even handle 40 seconds. Thankfully, I continue to enter the details […]

Enriching the lives of dogz

What goes through the minds of the millions of dogz living in shelters across the world? Are they scared? Confused? Overwhelmed? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, after attending a recent Academy webinar on ways to enrich the lives of shelter dogs. When Hubz and I hunted for a pup to join our family two […]

Emma the Blogging Beagle

Emma the Blogging Beagle

Emma the Beagle here. The Girl did that thing again where she goes in and out of the garage and then takes a really long time to come back in. I was bored, so I hijacked her MacBook to do some bloggin’. This morning, after The Boy took me outside to do my biz and then […]

Separation Anxiety in Dogz

Separation Anxiety in Dogz

On Saturday, Hubz and I went to the grocery store together for the first time in nine months, while Emma the Beagle stayed home alone. This may seem insignificant to you, but to us, it was like the Nationals had just won the World Series. It’s huge. When we adopted Emma two years ago, we learned pretty quickly that she […]