All posts by: Lori Nanan

Having worked in an animal shelter for just over a year now, I’ve had a good amount of time to try new things: programs, initiatives and protocols. Some have failed, some have succeeded, some are on-going works in progress. I’ve...
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My whole life, I’ve been about fighting for the underdog. I have very personal reasons for that, and though you don’t need to know the details- you should know this about me. I tend to not deal with BS very...
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  This week, my alma mater and part-time employer, The Academy for Dog Trainers is running a campaign we’re calling “Harness The Love”. Here, at YPBY, we’ve been major proponents for no-pull harnesses since our inception. We love this equipment....
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Yesterday, the shelter where I work hosted an event we called “Empty the Shelter”. It was similar the an event called “Clear the Shelters“, in which shelters throughout the country held large adoption events where animals were adopted out for...
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I work in an animal shelter. An open access animal shelter. I see a lot of stuff. Lots of stuff I’d rather not see and even more stuff that makes me proud of where I work, the people I work...
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As a follow-up to my “People Do Not Suck” post, I offer this- a reminder that people- you know, humans…maybe the guy you let into traffic, or who smiled at you as you both got in line at the same...
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On Sunday, May 8th, 2016, Women’s Humane Society in Bensalem, PA. will be hosting Debbie Jacobs, author of A Guide to Living With & Training A Fearful Dog. Debbie is an expert in treating fear and anxiety in dogs and...
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Loving a dog isn’t always an easy business. Like people, dogs have needs, wants, good days, bad days. They get injuries and illnesses and we know that no matter how much we wish it weren’t true, the end of their...
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I recently started a new job, as the Canine Behavior Education Coordinator at Women’s Humane Society in Bensalem, PA. My role includes running training programs for the public and training and enrichment programs for the dogs in our care. Long...
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The answer to that question is very simple: Yes. In my biased opinion, we do. For those immersed in all things pit bull, this likely seems obvious. For others, who may not be actively involved, whether personally or professionally, in...
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