Think Like Your Dog And Enjoy The Rewards – Join the Conversation

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Thinking about Think Like Your Dog And Enjoy The Rewards, by Dianna M Young with Robert H Mottram  Before you casually dismiss Think Like Your Dog as old fashioned because the author, Dianna M Young, uses the words "dominant" and "alpha" to describe dogs, consider her more than 30 years of professional experience and accomplishments. Then, remember, as you read, that her training message is one of balance and choice with the end goal " ... to build a relationship with your dog that is … [Read more...]

Asperger’s Syndrome Disorder Doesn’t Keep My Son From Talking With Dogs

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My 27 year old son who is formally diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome Disorder (ASD), has been "talking dog" his whole life. Having Asperger's and being fluent in how dogs communicate are just two of the things that define him. Lately, we've been talking about how being on the autism spectrum affects him at work. And, in what may be an on-going series, we'll be talking about this here at HRD. We don't pretend to have all the answers. We only know what's true for us. One of the true and … [Read more...]

Guest Post/Share The Joys of Living in a Multi-Dog Home

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The plan was to adopt one dog.  We researched breeds for months until we decided that a herding breed (Border Collie, Cattle Dog, or Australian Shepherd) was the right breed for us.  And then we started jumping through the hoops of a dog rescue and that’s how we met Rodrigo.  Three days later, I started my campaign for a second dog. Rodrigo will be so confused and afraid; adopting one of his siblings will make him happy. Two puppies can keep each other company when we’re away from the … [Read more...]

I’ll Wait For You Forever.

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Wanted: humans for lifelong companionship. Would like a family that has some dog experience so that my transition when I become a part of your family is a bit easier for all of us. But, if you're willing to learn the basics of dog behavior, I'm willing to teach you. If you like to go on hikes in the woods or if you're one of those silly humans who likes to jog to keep in shape, I'll be your best friend and come with you. Every time. Even in the rain. I like to go for car rides and I … [Read more...]