Congratulations to my latest group of graduates from the Thursday night basic obedience class at Wag Club. Everyone did a fantastic job, and passed the course with flying colors. I’m beaming with pride.
Dogboy Is Featured In The Magical Link: Love, Mystery and Other Secrets About The Bond Between People and Animals by Barbara Meyers.
The Magical Link by lifelong animal advocate, grief therapist and behaviorist Barbara Meyers delivers a stirring exploration into the bonds shared with companion animals in our homes, wildlife, assistance animals and others. It is filled with sound advice and peppered with moving stories, fables and poetry. This book is a must have for everyone whose life has been touched by animals; from educators and parents to veterinarians and physicians and everyone in between. Click here for a full description.
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I have recently been doing some work with a great organization called The SATO Project. The SATO Project rescues stray dogs from the beaches of Puerto Rico, provides them with veterinary care and vaccines, and flys them to NYC to be enrolled in their foster service until they find permanent homes. I have been providing behavioral consultation for their fosters and permanent caretakers including a written protocol that was beautifully designed by Sophie Gamand of The SATO Project (also of Striking Paws). This is a great organization run by dedicated and determined folks whom have become personal friends. For more info on adopting, fostering or donating please follow this link:
All donations are tax deductible. I can also say first hand that the dogs available through The SATO Project are incredible animals! Please check out The SATO Project’s “Mission Possible” video, about the day The SATO Project transported 19 dogs in one single commercial flight. Read more about it here.
Congratulations! You’re going to be a parent! You’ve got the crib and the play mat and your mom agreed to come help out a few days a week. You’ve scoped daycares and downloaded three different “what to expect” books to your Nook. The shower was a success, your friends are eager and your family is supportive. There’s only one member of the household unaware that life’s about to turn upside down: your dog.