If you’ve ever walked your dogs on lead, I’m sure you’ve encountered the ‘leftovers’ of undigested meals of dogs and the less than considerate behavior or owners who fail to clean up after their dogs. I heard this story on WMAQ’s early morning news and it had me howling. Apparently, dog owners in a certain... Read more »
If you want your relationship with your dogs to be great, one of the best things you can do is to spend time with them outside, exploring. Either on lead or off … depending of the law. I found a new place to walk my dogs in the suburbs that they love. Actually, my husband... Read more »
Do you anthropomorphize your pets?
One of the best 3-day weekends in my life was spent with my husband and (then) 8 month old Tibetan Terrier at Camp Dogwood in Ingleside, IL for their Fall Camp in October, 2008. It’s been 3 years since our first time there, but it is such a crazy, fun place for dog lovers who... Read more »
Having been a practicing clinical psychologist for the past 20+ years, I dread this time of the year in my clinical practice. I see many ‘normal’ people in tremendous psychological pain and dread, anticipating the family reunions that soon will be occurring. This happens in both in intact and in blended families and much of... Read more »
You may or may not have recently heard on the news or radio about a woman walking her two dogs at dusk in Chicago when she and her dogs were approached by three coyotes. Typically, coyotes are shy creatures, but are learning to coexist within more urban habitats and are becoming less timid. According to... Read more »
I went to Pet Supplies Plus in Highland Park to purchase raw dog food for my two Tibetan Terriers. When checking out, I noticed a donation jar for U.S. War Dogs with some coins and cash in it. Ever curious, I asked the clerk about it. She told me that dogs who serve in combat... Read more »
What if the “traditional” type of dog obedience isn’t your main game? Sure, you’ve probably gone to puppy obedience and basic obedience, but unless you’re a die-hard obedience fan, what you do with your dog in advanced obedience courses can be …. well … kind of … boring. And a number of other dog lovers... Read more »