Category Archives: Human-Canine Bond

Meeting Tad

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC I love a good story of redemption.  That’s probably why I’m drawn to dogs we commonly call fearful or aggressive.  They’re the barkers and growlers and lungers and biters.  They walk a hard path and are … Continue reading

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Travels with Dogs

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC I’ve set off across the country a few times now.  I gathered up my things, and packed them with my sense of self.  It was always for a job; that’s the way it was working in … Continue reading

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Adding Another Dog to your Family

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC Dear Michael: Hello! I’m wanting to get another dog. I already have a German Shepherd who is 3 and he’s my world! But I would love another. The problem is he is very protective of me … Continue reading

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Helping a Fearful Dog

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC (from All Things Dog blog) Dear Michael: My wife and I have a very sweet, intelligent, food-loving, 2 year old female Rough Collie.  She is great on a leash, eager to please, and generally very good in … Continue reading

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Children and Dogs

Guest Blogger, Curtiss Lanham CPDT-KA Children and dogs: what a beautiful image that our minds immediately race to. The ‘Timmy and Lassie’ portrait is quickly conjured up…and they lived happily ever after. Not so fast… The interesting thing is that … Continue reading

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Swim Stella, Swim!

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC “This dog can’t swim.”  That’s what I thought as I watched her struggle, bob and tip in the pond.  I was about to jump in the murky water myself when I saw Stella briefly roll onto … Continue reading

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Stella at Two

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC There was a night I feared she would not survive.  She was twitching incessantly and crying inconsolably.  We knew her disease was often fatal, but she had to survive.  We’d only had her a few weeks, … Continue reading

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Helping a Dog Meet Baby

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC Dear Michael: My daughter has a 4 month old baby. Since his birth, my tiny dog has been nothing short of a nightmare around him. He wants to get close and lick him and play with him. … Continue reading

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Training Your Adopted Dog

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC HOUSTON – Training a dog from a shelter or rescue group isn’t all that different than training any other dog. What might be different is the individual dog’s learning history and life experience. Keep in mind, … Continue reading

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Meditation on Dogs

They growl a bit of trash talk and move swiftly side to side. White teeth blur, mouths agape. Furred bodies parry and stop. Breathe. With a start again, little one leaps. Lanky one follows onto the bed, sheets and pillow … Continue reading

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