How to Help Dogs with Fear of Thunder and Fireworks

It’s that time of year. If you have a dog who is afraid of thunder and fireworks, you know just what I’m talking about. Panic, pacing, panting, drooling, running away. Those are some of the symptoms that tell you your dog doesn’t appreciate the beauty of mother nature’s storms or the city’s annual fireworks display. Should […]

What To Do When Your Dog or Puppy is Afraid of Something (and What Not To Do)

It all starts with the best of intentions. We want to do our best to make sure that our dog is well socialized and can cope with all the interesting (and sometimes scary) things that are encountered in life. Things are going great…until, one day, your puppy encounters what must be a dog-eating monster. uh-oh. […]

The Holistic Toolkit for Dogs

Holistic Toolkit for Dogs online workshop with Kathy Kawalec

My First Dog: Max When I was a young woman, the first dog that I had the honor to share life with ‘on my own’ was Max, a black standard poodle. What an amazing dog he was. After he died at 11 years old, it took 2 full years before I could speak about him […]

How to Relieve Your Dog’s Itchy Skin Naturally

Scratch, scratch, scratch. Thump, thump, thump. Chew, chew, chew. Are those the sounds you hear from your dog as the indoor air gets drier and drier over the winter? I’ll do just about anything to help, won’t you? This year I have an senior that’s about 13, and she is soooo itchy! I’m not the only dog […]