How do you know if you should give your dog away? Surrendering or rehoming a dog is painful, but it might be the best decision you could make for your family - and your dog. We had to give our dog away; it was the right thing for us to do, but it was a terrible decision to have to make.
Our dog Georgie is just as anxious on Halloween today as she was eight years ago, when we first adopted her from the shelter. She starts getting anxious a few weeks before October 31; she gets freaked out by the neighborhood's Halloween decorations (zombies coming out of gardens, haunted houses, ghosts and spiders).
Can counselors bring their dogs to work? Yes! My goal as a therapist is to include my dog in counseling sessions with clients. If you're a counselor, therapist or psychologist who wants "bring your dog to work", you'll find my research helpful.
One of the hardest parts of owning a hunting dog or a terrier with "ratter" lineage is seeing your dog kill a squirrel. I never dreamed I'd say “My dog killed a squirrel” - nor did I realize how guilty and sad I'd feel.
Adopting a dog? This guide will help you decide. Included are reasons for dog adoption, how to know if you should adopt a dog today,… Read More »How to Know if You Should Adopt a Dog Today
A reader is hesitant to adopt a dog because she’s over 60. Will her dog outlive her? These tips for women over 60 will help… Read More »Adopting a Dog – Tips for Women Over 60