Is Your Dog a Scaredy Cat?

Good Dogs! (10-12-2022) #6115: Carol Borden discusses how to handle a dog who is fearful and mitigate his discomfort with whatever frightens him, like noises, new places or people, sensations, other animals, cars, stairs, etc. She recommends breaking down into small pieces whatever causes your dog to be fearful — taking baby steps and patiently […]

Myth About Your Dog: Do Dogs Share Happily?

Myth About Your Dog #1: Do Dogs Share Happily? I’m starting a little summer series of  “myth busters” about the way we misunderstand our dogs and cats, unwittingly applying human-type emotions and desires to animals, who are actually cut from a different piece of cloth than we are. I hope these will serve as little […]

Adopted Pets Teach Us Patience (“Love Don’t Come Easy” for some)

Adopted Pets Teach Us Patience (“Love Don’t Come Easy” for some) Sometimes you hear the story of someone who adopted from a shelter and discovered the dog or cat was really timid and shy. They might have expressed disappointment, or even made the fatalistic judgment “this animal must have been terribly abused and will never […]