Flashback Friday: What Do I Do with My Dog when…? The Final Installment, Take 2

Good things in life are rarely as fragile as our fears of failure would have us believe.

Flashback Friday: What Do I Do With My Dog When…? Part III

I like to think of it as contributing to the overall evolution of my culture into one of inclusivity. It takes time, time I’m willing to invest up front, for people to adapt internal belief scheme to one of total inclusivity.

What is Holistic Vet Care?

By taking a. Purely bio-chemical approach to vet care, how many years of life are we cheating ourselves out of? How many more griefs over the loss of beloved pets could we avoid?

Couples Therapy and Dog Training

Couples therapy is a place where individuals who have committed to intertwining themselves attempt to unravel knots between them. It can serve a lot of purposes, but one of the primary purposes is that it shows each member of the couple areas in which they need to grow.

Flashback Friday: How Blindness Might Help Your Mental Health

The moment of darkness when your eyes fall closed can become an avenue of peace, rather than just another blink in your hectic day.

Interview with Julie Johnson, Creator of the Sport-Style Guide Dog Harness

I believe this industry wasn’t possible before the internet because communication between the scattered blind population was prohibitively complicated. But now we meet in forums, on social media, through blogs, and we discuss our needs and struggles, share unique ways of solving these challenges, and inspire each other to ask better questions that can change the world.

Flashback Friday: First Solo Trip

Our feedback also included the question of “how did it feel?” My answer? “like a dream. I can’t imagine going back to using a cane.” Using a cane is clumsy and awkward, and you only get direct information, what’s right in front of you. A dog can show you doorways and familiar people (like if you’re meeting someone at a restaurant). With a. cane, your progress is impeded by obstacles you have to encounter, identify, then navigate around. With a dog your travel time becomes smoother and faster as the dog simply works around obstacles you never need be aware of.

Dress for Success

This harness looks pretty good in theory, doesn’t it? Support’s the dog’s natural range of motion, each piece is custom-fitted for the individual dog, still nice and professional-looking, with maybe a slightly sportier flare….but do these two changes really make a difference in a dog’s working comfort?