Paws and Parenting: Resources for Families

Babies grow. Dogs age. We help families adjust with each stage. Recently I had the opportunity to share my insights into consulting with families.  The article, Entering a Judgment-Free Zone: Guiding Clients and the Public Through Compassionate Education (pg 50), discusses how compassionate education is a powerful tool to guide families.  I discuss how this approach guides, …

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Hugs and Hostages?

  2014 It's National Hug Your Dog Day!  Let's dig deep into the science of hugs! I will be the first to admit: Sometimes I want to hug our dog and cats (and other animals) like the Abominable Snowman in the bit from "Daffy Duck's Quackbusters" cartoon.   But I don't.   I know they don't …

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Education Is Prevention.

Education is the key to many things, including safety and wellbeing in our homes.   This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week.  It's the perfect time to reflect on how we can better understand our canine companions, educate and guide children of all ages, and share what we have learned over the years with …

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