Radar, Louie and Yukon playing in front of the "tree bell"

Pesky Poles and Posts for Blind Dogs

Blind dogs are amazing at mapping out their space but no matter how good they are, poles and posts are often a problem. I am not sure why but I suspect because they do not have a very large diameter and so are hard to lose track of in the grand scheme of things. I […]


Blindproofing your House

Radar happens to be tactile and depends a lot on his paws for finding his way. Although he knows the layout of my house and yard quite well, I use different textures to help reinforce his mind map. Indoor Textures I have all hardwood and tile floors in my house. This enables me to use […]


Impact of Stress on Dogs

December 26, 2014, I had an epiphany today while visiting with my holistic vet, Dr. Jan Schilling of Vet-Energy ( We were discussing Radar’s recent seizure and that they seem to be stress induced. Then we discussed Louie’s recent reactive and short fused behavior along with his current very large pupils. His pupils have been […]

This not encouraged but it often happens. In fact Louie will often grab his door with his teeth and close it so Radar cannot join him inside! Louie will also close his crate when he leaves to make sure Radar does not go in there to nap.

Learning to Love the Crate

I work with foster dogs and I ALWAYS crate train my fosters. Granted most are adults when I get them but I have used the same process with puppies. I make their crate the BEST place on earth. All of my dogs are fed in their crates ALWAYS! They get Kongs, bones, snacks, everything food […]

Radar in backyard

Two Seizures, Now What?

In mid May, I was leaving on a trip for a week and had a dogsitter come and stay with my dogs. I was departing early in the morning and my dogsitter spent the night to become more acquainted with the dogs. I decided to change the sheets on my bed and have her sleep […]


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