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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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Design/Building Basics Part I

Selecting the right professional Before commencing any design project, whether it is building a new home or renovating an existing one, you must find appropriate professional advisors. The primary professionals are architects, interior designers and building contractors. One project may … 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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Indoor Air Quality

What’s all the fuss about VOCs? (Portions adapted from “There’s A Dog in the House: A practical guide for creating today’s dog-friendly home”) Indoor air quality is a major concern because the average human spends 90% of a typical day … Continue reading

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Welcome!

There’s a Dog in the House: A Practical Guide for Creating Today’s Dog-Friendly Home This just-published book There’s a Dog in the House: a Practical Guide for Creating Today’s Dog Friendly Home, created by two dog lovers, one an experienced … Continue reading

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