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Speaking of Dogs: Baby, Come Back

Once there was a dog trainer who said, “If your dog won’t come when you call, he isn’t your dog.” A provocative statement, but I must say, I agree with him. If you can’t successfully call your dog, his life is limited… Continue Reading

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Torpedoes of Death Masquerade as Innocent Grass to Torture Dogs

I see foxtails. Everywhere. Hordeum murinum or “Hare Barley,” a non-native invader from Spain, grows in healthy, thick patches along the trails and in open spaces where people walk their dogs. What appears to be innocent, lush grass in early… Continue Reading

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Speaking of Dogs: The Fight Before Christmas

Some of the most cringe-worthy phone calls I receive are those from desperate pet owners describing how their two dogs have, “started fighting out of the blue.” I cringe because 99.9% of the time, the call comes long after the… Continue Reading

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Speaking of Dogs: Baby, Come Back

Once there was a dog trainer who said, “If your dog won’t come when you call, he isn’t your dog.”  A provocative statement, but I must say, I agree with him. If you can’t successfully call your dog, his life is limited… Continue Reading