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Fearful Dogs – Methods for Dealing with them

When Louie arrived at my house, he would run around the house barking and howling at any noise – not even loud ones. This was an extremely fearful dog and I was at a loss how to deal with him. Here are some of the methods I tried, some of them have worked for Louie […]

Lula relaxing in yard.

The Magic of Pumpkin

Older dogs and dogs that have to take lots of medications can struggle with what I call BBD – Bad Belly Day. Lula was on so many medications that she often had bouts of nausea and diarrhea. Some days she just did not want to eat. One of my neighbors suggested 100% pumpkin. She had […]

Learning to Play Fetch When you are a Blind Dog

Being a retriever, I could see that Radar wanted to play fetch but we needed to figure out a way for him to track the object after it was thrown. We started with a rope ball hoping it would have more scent and he could track it. That worked pretty well rolling it but Radar […]

Radar at Wags & Whiskers.

Second Fear Period with a Blind Puppy

Although this is not specifically related to being blind, it is an issue/stage that blind puppies can experience and present its own unique challenges. For the last few weeks, Radar has been more barky than usual. We started attending obedience class thinking it would help socialize him. While he barked a little less than last […]

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My Life with Special Needs Dogs

This blog is a journal of the information, resources and experiences I have experienced while fostering dogs for the Chesapeake Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin. This information is solely based on my experience and what I have learned while living with dogs with special needs. Some were brought into my house with full knowledge of their […]

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Fear of Noises

Louie is extremely sound sensitive. It is improving as he becomes more confident and secure in his skin and surroundings but their are still sounds that literally turn him into a maniac. When Louie encounters a noise that scares him, his reaction mimics one of pure pain. He will be calmly walking one minute and […]

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