Category Archives: Dogs

Loose Dogs Launch Party: Saturday, March 23!!!

Save the date!!! There will be PRESENTS!!! Amazon gift cards!!! Free copies of the book!!! And much, much more: Dog toys from Cuddlee Critters Charming tea towel with an embroidered Dachshund Whimsical doggy wall hook from Ikea Copies copy of … Continue reading

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Goodreads Book Giveaway! 101 Dog Training Tips!

Goodreads Book Giveaway 101 Dog Training Tips by Kirsten Mortensen Giveaway ends September 25, 2012. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win

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Black Dog, Second Chance needs some help

  Black Dog, Second Chance, the rescue org that connected me with my sweet beagle-lab mix, Tessa, has put out a call for help: they need to cover vet bills for Jack — who has a painful limp from a … Continue reading

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Some dogs are just born like that

If you’ve paid any attention, over the past decade or so, to dog training theory, you know that tossing labels like “alpha” and “beta” around is a dangerous thing. We don’t just do it with dogs, of course. We also … Continue reading

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It’s official

I’ve adopted the dog. Her name is Tessie now. Here are some pics! I’m more than a little amazed that I happened upon a dog that meets my ideal so quickly. She’s the most agreeable little thing you could imagine, … Continue reading

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I’m a foster mom

What you can’t really tell from the picture is how tiny she is. She weighs 20 pounds. She’s about 6 months old–she has her adult teeth. She came from a kill shelter in Ohio with two litter mates and her … Continue reading

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Where to look for a new dog . . .

I’ve lived with three dogs in my life. The first was Biddy, the dog we had when I was growing up. I’ll let my dad blog about her if he likes–she was his dog, and he used to hunt with … Continue reading

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Good-bye, little dog

My dog was hit and killed by a car yesterday morning. It was my fault, of course–one big long “I shouldn’t have” with a dead dog at the end. She didn’t suffer for long. She was dead by the time … Continue reading

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I was just on the radio!

That was awesome — I just did a radio interview about Outwitting Dogs for WBER, Rochester’s alt music radio station. What a kick. Thanks Joey & Sgt. Pepper! Anybody who stops by, the book is available on Amazon. Other resources … Continue reading

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If you want to polish those dog training skills

Terry Ryan, the most excellent professional dog training who I collaborated with on Outwitting Dogs, has asked me to help spread the word that she’s got openings in a couple of the courses she teaches. She writes that there are … Continue reading

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