Bringing Home Norman

Bringing Home Norman

I did it. Not one, but TWO things I promised I would never do: Have three dogs when I’m the only one living in my house (too high a dog to human ratio). Adopt a client’s dog. But Norman stole my heart, so on Monday, he is joining the Casa de Rossman...
This is my dog on drugs

This is my dog on drugs

Do you know all those little electronic dings and tings your computer and phone make? For the past 3 – 6 months or so, Stella obviously didn’t like them: the computer would ting, and she would move away from the sound, wait and then come back. “I...
Does Counter-Conditioning Bribe Our Dogs?

Does Counter-Conditioning Bribe Our Dogs?

This post originally appeared on the Fearful Dogs Facebook group.  If you have a fearful dog, that is a great place to get advice and support.   Myth:  “All counter-conditioning & desensitization (CC/DS) does is bribe the dog.” Myth:  “CC/DS is just cookie...