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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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The Livable Home

A Conversation with Amy McCawley The Livable Home Store Where can you find wonderful home furnishings selected specifically for your dog friendly home? The Livable Home Store. It’s an online home furnishings store conceived by interior designer Amy McCawley of … 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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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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Winterizing

December 2010 Winter has come early to this part of western New York State and the snowfall has already been above average for this time of year.  Temperatures have been abnormally low as well. I am accustomed to many years … Continue reading

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