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Blab Beta – Animal Behavior & Anthropomorphism with Lara Joseph & Dr. Patricia Anderson

Below is a link to a great conversation on “blab.im” between Lara Joseph & Dr. Patricia Anderson on animal behaviors, Anthropomorphism. Both Laura and Dr. Anderson birds, bird behaviors and and life with birds. Laura is an animal behaviorist and owner of The Animal Behavior Center in Sylvania, Ohio. The mission at The Animal Behavior Center is to […]


Are Wolves or Dogs Better at Problem Solving?

Domestic dogs appear to have lost some of their problem solving skills since they have become so attached to humans. There was a paper published by Monique Udell, a researcher with Oregon State University, where she describes a study that she conducted on why she believes domesticated dogs may have lost some of their natural problem […]


Getting Ocho The Foster Dog

Ocho, a 4 year old Border Collie was in need of a foster home. He was found abandoned on the streets of Tennessee and found his way first to Eastern Herding Dog Rescue, and then to us. We are going to work with Ocho on some things to help make his forever home situation more […]


Dog Stories – Fabio Andreozzi

Fabio Andreozzi is a life long dog person. He and his family have had many dogs and bred several litters over the years (primarily German Shepherds). Fabio shares his knowledge, expertise and a few great stories about his relationships with pets over the years with Christina Carter.


Agility Basics

Christina Carter and Connie Perdue took True, Axl (Belgian Tervurens) and Image (A Border Collie) out to the agility field for some training. True is an old pro at agility, but Image and Axl are both new to the idea. This video covers what Agility is and some of the basics of effective training such […]


Animal-Assisted Therapy: Dogs as Healers and Helpers

  Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is increasingly being accepted in healthcare clinical settings as well as private therapy practices. Among those benefiting are seniors, students, patients in recovery, people with intellectual and physical disabilities and those approaching end of life. Therapy dogs and assistance dogs are being recognized as a valuable part of human society. Helping […]


CoCo And Her Pups Petrospective

  This is a little “Petrospective” we did on CoCo and her pups in April and May of 2015. CoCO was a rescue that has now found a wonderful forever home as have all 7 of her pups. We’ll be doing a full story about CoCo and the pups in the near future to share […]


Sandy Barbabella: The Woman Who Reads to Dogs

  Meet Sandy Barbabella, a resident of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania who volunteers at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society (WPHS). Among the things she does is reading to shelter dog. Barbabella gained internet notoriety when a reddit user by the name puglife123 posted a picture of her reading and comforting the shelter dogs. “I just thought it was the […]


CoCo “Beanie” Got Adopted

CoCo was our foster dog through Eastern Herding Dog Rescue (EHDR) that came to us VERY pregnant and needing a safe place to have her babies. Our family gladly took her in and gave her and the puppies a safe place. The puppies were raised until they were 8 weeks old before they went to […]


Jimmy Stewart Reads a Poem about his Dog Beau

If you’ve never heard Jimmy Stewart read the poem about his dog “Beau”, it’s a must see, if not, it’s a classic worth watching again. It is a symbol of the depth and value of the relationship that can form between people and pets that sometimes creeps up on us when we’re not looking.   […]