Monthly Archives: August 2011

Have you read “Inside of a Dog” by Alexandra Horowitz? Here’s my take on her “Sniff” chapter.

A book that’s garnering quite a bit of interest in the dog-world is “Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know” by Alexandra Horowitz. I picked it up a few months back, but it didn’t make it to … Continue reading

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Do you think dogs have a “desire to please” humans or is this another example of anthropomorphism?

I will be the first to agree that domesticated dogs have far greater intellectual capabilities than the general public attributes to them, and that researchers are consistently finding more reasons to believe that we’re just on the cusp of discovering … Continue reading

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Have you read The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson? Here’s a excerpt that showcases Donaldson’s skill and understanding of dogs and dog behavior.

When looking for a direct, no-nonsense approach to dog behavior and training I inevitably turn to Jean Donaldson, a figurehead in the world of dog behavior and training since 1996 when her book “The Culture Clash: A revolutionary new way … Continue reading

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Are you interested to learn about the Anthrozoology professors at Canisius College?

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After a week-long break in Maine I’m back to preparing for the start of graduate school! In a few weeks I’ll be heading to Buffalo, NY and the Canisius College campus where I’ll meet the faculty and staff of the … Continue reading

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For the Love of a Good Sniff! Do you let your dog stop and sniff when interested?

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On walks with Quinn (leashed or otherwise), I always allow him to stop and sniff as often as he likes. I feel really strongly that our walks together are his time and should focus on allowing him to spend time … Continue reading

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What are your favorite articles from the current issue of BARK Magazine? Mine are….

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Have you picked up the June-August issue of BARK Magazine yet? As usual there’s an excellent selection of articles, in addition to the requisite montage of adorable dog pictures and intriguing dog-related products. Two articles were particularly interesting to me … Continue reading

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Taking a break to marvel at my Morning Glory vines!

It’s amazing that these Morning Glory vines started as itty bitty seeds just a few months ago. My good friend Jenny collected the seeds around Portland, Maine and now they’ve found their home across the way in Portland, Oregon! I’ve … Continue reading

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Next stop, grad school! In September I begin a master’s degree program in Anthrozoology.

Well, I have some very exciting news! I’ve been accepted into Canisius College’s Master of Science graduate degree program in Anthrozoology and the Fall 2011 term begins in just a few short weeks! Though the majority of academic work will … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday, Which Way?

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