Loving A Dog Just the Way They Are Is No Small Thing … It’s Everything

Now, I need to begin by confessing that I got the idea for this title from one of my favorite songwriters, Sara Groves. The title of her song is “Loving a Person,” which can be heard on her album “Add To the Beauty.”

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The Movie “Black Fish”

 

Ok … I’m here, I’m in my seat, I’m writing already!!!

This morning I awoke, earlier than I wanted to, with a segment of a movie running in my mind.  In spite of my not wanting to get up this early, I knew I had to or my heart would burst. 

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If It’s Not Working … Try Something Else

When I was at a client’s house the other day, one of the first   concerns she wanted to talk about was in regards to housebreaking.  She had just adopted an 8 ½-month-old lab puppy from a lab rescue organization.  The lab rescue had assured her this dog was housebroken.  They instructed her to put the . . . → Read More: If It’s Not Working … Try Something Else

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The “Honeymoon Period”

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My first experience in knowing that God is everywhere.

At the age of nine I began my first journey into one of my life’s most transforming experiences.  My father was working for Firestone tires in Des Moines, Iowa and applied for a position overseas.  He was accepted, and received an assignment to, of all places, Bombay, India. So we packed up and moved there in . . . → Read More: My first experience in knowing that God is everywhere.

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A Dog’s Experience … With Time Copyright©2012 by Karyn Garvin

Ahhh.  I wish I could be a dog for just one day.  A day to see the world through its eyes, to see like it sees.  I’d like for just one day to smell what it smells.  To hear how it hears.  And to love as it loves.  One day to experience a full day of . . . → Read More: A Dog’s Experience … With Time Copyright©2012 by Karyn Garvin

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Dogs Dig Summer Copyright©2012 by Karyn Garvin

Dogs do dig, some more than others.  No matter where you live, the summer months increase the likelihood that your canine companion will be digging.  In warmer parts of the country the digging behavior is often motivated by a need to find a cooler place to lie down outside.  In other parts of the country it . . . → Read More: Dogs Dig Summer Copyright©2012 by Karyn Garvin

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Dog Aggression & The Residential Dog Copyright©2012 by Karyn Garvin

When you go for a walk in your neighborhood, do you feel unsafe because of a dog that barks ferociously at you when you pass by its home?  As a local resident and fellow dog owner I want to share some insight with you as to why we have a growing concern with aggressive and biting . . . → Read More: Dog Aggression & The Residential Dog Copyright©2012 by Karyn Garvin

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Mixed Messages

Copyright©2012 by Karyn Garvin

Most people would agree that they would do almost anything to keep their dogs safe at home. We love our dogs; they are important members of our family. The idea of anything happening to them is horrifying. Yet thousands of dogs, even well trained dogs are still running away from home. . . . → Read More: Mixed Messages

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Divine By Nature … Not By Behavior

In my earlier years, I fell into the trap of believing that certain dog behaviors were bad. As a matter of fact, the first book that I carried around like a Bible in the 1970s was titled “Behavior Problems In Dogs,” published by the American Veterinary Association. The problem in today’s world . . . → Read More: Divine By Nature … Not By Behavior

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