Archive | Excerpts

Resource Guarding

Chapter 3 – Colic, Earaches, and Dogs—Oh My . . . Pinball was the most put out by the new baby. He had been the baby before Indy arrived and at eighteen months, Pinball was in a critical behavioral/fear period. Wherever I was, Pinball wanted to be there, too, which often left him lying on the […]

Continue Reading 0

Preparing your dog for baby gizmos

Baby gizmos include the following and more: Those lovely automatic swings that play music and might even have a mobile dangling above it. This can be scary to your dog, or a great toy. Portable car seats that will be carried right at many dog’s eye level often have interesting smells in them that can draw […]

Continue Reading 0

The positive result of teaching kids how to pet dogs

I believe we need to remark and reinforce the behaviors that we like whether in training, or in life, like Pinball’s and Indy’s progress together. In Please Don’t Bite the Baby, I talk about Pinball being sensitive and affectionate, but also being the real accident waiting to happen given his willingness to bite when guarding a resource. Regardless of Pinball’s […]

Continue Reading 0