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We live in a day and age where people have more access to information than ever. With the click of a button, you can find virtually anything you need. And with the click of a button, you can make someone’s...
When I worked at Women’s Humane Society, providing treats in buckets on the dogs kennels was my favorite initiative. Having treats available when visitors walked through the kennels allowed dogs to show off their skills (like sitting quietly), but more...
I admit it: I am obsessed with dogs’ nails. I have a strong personal reason for feeling this way and it’s one that I think many dog owners share: I lived with a dog for 13 and a half years...
Recently, I was lucky enough to complete the Fear Free Pets certification course. While the course is focused on teaching veterinary professionals how to help eliminate fear, anxiety and stress from vet care, the information that is meant to be...
  Your Pit Bull and You was launched on March 1, 2013. We started with a very simple mission- to promote pit bulls in a positive light and to highlight the benefits of reward-based training. In just over 4 years,...
There’s this dog I know. Her name is Penny. She’s a brindle, tall, muscle-y, grey muzzled pit bull. She was found in a park and brought to the shelter in September 2016. She walked right up to the front door,...
Bang! is a really neat trick for a few reasons. First, some dogs are so seemingly dramatic about it, it’s hilarious. Like, look at this kid.  Amazing, flashy, hilarious, fun. It’s also a trick that confounded me for a long...
I’ve wanted to make snuffle mats for a while, but work-related projects have kept me busy and I didn’t want to fork out money for fleece, out of fear I would abandon my new personal project. So, thinking about the...
Having gone through The Academy for Dog Trainers, I’ve had an extensive education on the value and importance of using training plans when working with dogs. Because of this, I know the perils of going rogue. So, I should have known...
So far, we’ve been focusing our Little Bits of Good series on the shelter and rescue community, as those are fertile grounds for harvesting benevolence. There are also some remarkable professionals out there wearing white coats and stethoscopes, and we...