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Formerly Abused Rescue Dog Joins Beagle Brigade at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialist Amabelle Gella and Murray perform a search during a demonstration. Photo: Kent D. Johnson/AJC ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Beagles are well known for their practiced noses. And its not uncommon for travelers passing through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to see them employed as agriculture detector dogs, putting their nuanced noses…

It Pays to Play Calm

How can aroused play and calm behaviors necessarily go together? The two are not mutually exclusive and are often a focus of my attention. Especially when one deals with an amped up adolescent dog, who once started, continues to escalate exceedingly quickly. In my role of Dog Behavior Consultant I often work with these agitated adolescents, who accelerate with great…

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Changes: the lyrics to the wonderful and timeless classic by David Bowie keep popping into my head. Really the lyrics have little to do with the changes that took place at our south of the Bohemia home in Cecil County MD, but ch-ch-ch-ch-changes have occurred.(You can hum along if you like.) Change is disturbing to timid fearful and…

You Just Never Know…..

One hopes, often in futility I might add, that a day goes according to a plan. However, you just never know what you`re gonna get. With a multi-dog household, namely Bridget Talley and Doobie, you just never know what a day might bring. True, my training appointments are routinely scheduled, but the part about living with…

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