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Got a “Get Out of Bite Free” Card?

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in dog bite prevention, Life With Dog and Baby, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Got a “Get Out of Bite Free” Card?

  It’s Dog Bite Prevention Week again! Resources abound for how to look for body language warning signs and what to avoid doing that might prompt a bite, but what can you do right now with your dog to make it less likely he or she will bite if everything else falls through? What happens when the unthinkable happens? Your child falls off her chair and lands right on your dog? A visiting kid grabs your dog’s ears and screams in his face? There are tons of these stories —...

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Can Dog Like Baby TOO Much?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Help! (Q&A), Life With Dog and Baby, Magnetized Babies, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Can Dog Like Baby TOO Much?

Thanks to the sharing by some other people with greater reach than I, my older posts on Babies Magnetized to Dogs received a flurry of new activity and questions about what if it is the DOG that seems “magnetized” to the baby? For example: Abigail asks, “Can I ask a question please? What about dogs who are magnetized to the baby? My youngest dog is a terrier mix who I rehomed when he was 10 months old. His old owners had two young children who definitely “luvved” him and...

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What Do You Want More Of?

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Dog Training, Uncategorized | 1 comment

What Do You Want More Of?

The other day I made some fettuccine alfredo for lunch (I microwaved it – does that count?) and as I was scraping the bowl, Teddy comes running into the kitchen all expectantly.  Because, well, yes, we have been known to let him “pre-wash” the dishes before they go in the dishwasher. This is the thing with dog training, though.  It’s like a time machine.  The thing the dog likes serves to “buy” whatever he was doing right before and now you get to see...

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Sharp Hospital Adds New “Dogs and Babies” Sessions

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sharp Hospital Adds New “Dogs and Babies” Sessions

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital is adding more Dogs and Babies – Play It Safe! sessions to the 2012 schedule.  Six new classes just announced, all Saturdays from 1:30-4:00: 1/14/12 3/24/12 5/26/12 7/21/12 9/22/12 11/3/12   Sharp does a great job of adding classes to keep the wait down to under two months AND encouraging expectant parents to come as early as possible in their pregnancies. I remember when I first started teaching at the hospital that class participants would be due in...

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It’s Going to be a Busy Year!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2011 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

I had a bit of a hiatus while working on my entry for the Canis Film Festival (can’t post my entry until the end of January, but it’s about…you guessed it — Dogs and Kids!).  I also got stuck wanting each post to be more like an in-depth article which means, of course, that you can’t just write about something interesting until you have pictures or video and time to make sure it comes out just right… So, I’m taking the WordPress Post a Week challenge...

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