What is Most Improved Dog All About?

What is Most Improved Dog All About?

Most Improved Dog would not exist without Geronimo.  When we first brought Geronimo home, it was an exciting time, but we quickly realized he wasn’t well adjusted to the crazy world around him. Instead of feeling excited, I felt fear and isolation set in. As any dog...
March Most Improved Dog Feature: Rufus

March Most Improved Dog Feature: Rufus

I am so pleased to introduce Rufus and his Dog Mom, Amy.  Amy is the creator of the blog The Rufus Files, which is a funny and touching look at her life with rescue dogs.  She is a finalist for two BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards: the Best Written Pet Blog Post and the...
Natural Disasters and the Reactive Dog

Natural Disasters and the Reactive Dog

We’ve lived in Kansas for three years now and we are familiar with the tornado siren.  Luckily, we’ve never been directly effected by one, but there is always that potential, especially with tornado season around the corner. Watching the news really brings...
How to Teach your Dog to Close a Drawer

How to Teach your Dog to Close a Drawer

One of my favorite behaviors to teach a dog and their owner is “Touch.”  The most basic form of Touch is where we ask a dog to put their nose to the palm of our hand.  This is called nose targeting. What’s great about Touch is that it is a really...
DIY Dog Ladder

DIY Dog Ladder

We discovered that Mo liked to climb things at a young age: he likes to jump on top of boulders when we go hiking, he’ll sit on the back of the couch, he’ll find himself on top of picnic tables at the park, he’ll jump on playgrounds, and yes, I have...
Mast Cell Tumors and my Dog

Mast Cell Tumors and my Dog

Mo gets lots of love from me, so that means he gets lots of pets.  There was a time when he wasn’t a big fan of affection, but he’s really come around.  In an article from vetSTREET, they explain that petting a dog has some benefits for you, like reducing...

A Love Letter to the Dog Dad and Dog Mom

Love Story It’s Valentine’s Day, time to get mushy!  I am not the most sentimental person, in fact, I like to steer away from hugging and gushing and proclaiming my feelings. However, some things need to be expressed. When I first met my husband, I was a...
Army Dog Life: Resources for Military Pets

Army Dog Life: Resources for Military Pets

Pre-Army Life I grew up in the great state of New York.  Growing up, my main interest was competitive swimming.  When I went to college, I swam for their college team and then in grad school, I pursued a degree in Sport Management so that I could follow my dream of...

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