Jim Ha, PhD, CAAB A bill has been introduced into the Washington State Legislature to limit long-term, unsupervised tethering of dogs in the state. Specifically, the current form of the bill (and these bills change frequently before final passage, so this is just the latest that I understand) seeks to: ban outdoor tethering of dogs… [Read More]
Do You Dread Going to the Veterinarian?
Christine Hibbard, CPDT-KA and Anna Baxter, LVT Do you dread trips to the veterinarian with your dog or cat? Do you wonder if the veterinarians and vet techs dread your visit as much as you do? The veterinary staff needs to be able to perform thorough examinations, provide treatments and perform procedures. How can they… [Read More]
Barking Dogs: Make It Stop!
Christine Hibbard, CTC, CPDT-KA In my post Control Your Dog’s Barking, I discussed the most common reason owners complain about their dogs barking, Alert Barking. In this post, I wanted to talk about some of the other reasons that dogs bark and how you can stop the barking as effectively as possible. Separation Anxiety/Distress If… [Read More]
But Sometimes, It’s Really the People
Greta Kaplan, CPDT, CDBC It’s a truism among people who do what I do that “it’s not the dogs, it’s the people.” In fact, there’s even a good book by that title about running a behavior consulting business. (The author is Nicole Wilde, CPDT). The truism reflects that it’s generally pretty easy to get the… [Read More]