Tag Archives: Dog

Lessons Learned from Camp

Knowing your Dog Over Labor Day weekend I gave a presentation on “Living With Dogs” based on my recently published book “There’s a Dog in the House” at Camp Unleashed in Becket, Massachusetts. It was my fourth Camp Unleashed. I … Continue reading

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Product Testing the Doberman Way

What the Dobermans taught me about design…… My first Doberman was a Christmas gift from a boyfriend. She was the best gift I have ever received. Everything about that puppy went against all the dog experts’ advice: never give a … Continue reading

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Kiddie Locks aren’t just for Kids!

What Teddy taught me about design (Part 1)…. Teddy’s Great Escape _________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ It was a beautiful day in September 2004 when Teddy and I arrived at the inaugural Camp Unleashed at a boys’ camp on the shore of the … Continue reading

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Cover Dog Teddy

1994? – 2011 Teddy, the adorable little dog on both the front and back cover of “There’s a Dog in the House,” died last week from the affects of advanced kidney disease and congestive heart failure.  We estimate that he … Continue reading

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Lena’s Story

Post-Surgical Home Preparation (Watch a short video of Lena’s Recovery) In April 2009, our Doberman Lena had a dorsal laminectomy to reduce a severe spinal compression* in her neck. The surgery was done at Cornell University. The vets were surprised … Continue reading

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Stop. Look. What’s that Sound?

______________________________________________________________ Not long ago my friend Andrea was awakened at 1 a.m. by a prodding nose. Maddie, herPortuguese Water Dog was clearly agitated by something. After a trip outdoors Maddie was still distressed and Andrea stroked her for a while … Continue reading

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Dog of the Week

Be sure to check out the Dog of the Week page. Every week I will add an antique photograph of a dog. Some images include the photographer’s name and/or the name of the dog. More often than not both are … Continue reading

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