Speaking Out for Skyler

As many of you know, last week I was involved in making Skyler’s last day on Earth a good one. I have waited a week to share his story, and how the system failed him. Before I begin, I will say that I have almost a decade of experience working with dogs, more than half that with aggressive and reactive …

What’s In A Name? Aggression vs. Fear in Dogs

Territoriality. Resource guarding. Food aggression. Owner guarding. Stranger danger. So many names for aggression – all of them just labels, boxes in which we can put “bad” dog behavior. People desperately need names for things. Sometimes the calls I get go like this: Caller: My dog is aggressive towards people. Me: What makes you say he’s aggressive? Can you give me more …