Monthly Archives: June 2011

Here’s a video of Quinn the Dog enjoying a good roll around on the couch!

It’s seems you’ve all gotten a kick out of previous videos of Quinnie, so here’s a particularly cute one of him rolling around on “his” couch. This is our retired living room couch that we moved into the office that’s … Continue reading

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Teach your dog to calm her/himself by creating a doggie de-stressing mat!

Someday soon I’ll write up Quinn’s history (or what we know of it) so you all get a better sense for who he is as a dog and the reasons he developed inappropriate and dangerous coping mechanisms to deal with … Continue reading

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Do you turn your dog’s daily pill time into a fun game? It’s a great excuse to exercise your dog’s nose!

Well I’m back from an exhilarating, and mildly exhausting, two day seminar in Lacey, Washington and I’m happy to say it was well worth the trip! I learned a great deal from both speakers who are each inspired experts in … Continue reading

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Been to any good seminars lately? I’m very excited for ‘Deconstructing the Growl’ with Sophia Yin DVM and Sarah Kalnajs!

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If you’re at all involved in the dog world I don’t need to convince you of the importance of attending dog-specific educational seminars. With the mountains of information out there and new ideas and theories cropping up every day seminars … Continue reading

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How do you and your dog relax? Quinn the Dog and I lean toward stress-reducing activities rather than exhilarating doggie sports.

Over the years I’ve found myself more drawn to learning about body language and communication in dogs rather than more athletic activities like fly ball or agility. I’m more motivated to learn how to interpret what dogs are communicating to … Continue reading

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A trip to Paris reminds me of what an integral role Quinn the Dog’s other guardian plays.

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I recently returned from Paris where my Mom and I had to work through some complicated family business, but after the meetings with attorneys were finished and we had a chance to relax our downtime was spent exploring one of … Continue reading

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Remember the GSD that was corrected for growling? Quinn the Dog met him again this morning and made a great decision!

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Quinn the Dog and I had a fantastic (and fascinating) trip to the park this morning! Back in May I wrote a post about Quinn’s interaction with a German Shepard Dog (GSD), “What do you say when a dog owner … Continue reading

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Does your dog occasionally eat grass? Why do you think dogs do this?

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An activity that many dogs can be seen doing every so often is superficially munching on grass. Not grabbing big mouthfuls, but rather grazing casually like sheep or cattle. We humans often see this as an odd and occasionally troubling … Continue reading

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Quinn the Dog has a rip-roaring good time with his doggy pal Alex! (video)

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Well! Quinn the Dog and I had one busy fun-filled weekend! On Saturday afternoon Quinn had a play date with one of his newest dog buddies Alex, who’s a Staffordshire Terrier (aka Pit Bull) mix. It was a gorgeous sunny … Continue reading

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Does your dog “Check in” with you during off-leash walks? It always makes me smile when Quinn checks in.

Quinn and I have been visiting the Sandy River Delta nature preserve for about three years now. The property includes over 1400 acres and was most recently used as ranching land for cattle. It’s a fantastic park offering miles upon … Continue reading

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