DINOS: The Beginning
The first DINOS post: My Dog is Friendly: A Public Service Announcement
What do DINOS want? Here are our (polite) demands!
You know you’re living with DINOS when…
Not all DINOS are reactive, but check out this Reactive Dog infographic to better understand those that are!
Safe, Happy Dog Walks
Retractable Leashes: Handy Tool or Fifteen Feet of Doom?
Need help fending off loose dogs? Don’t miss this how-to post for staying safe on the streets!
A list of awesome high value rewards to motivate your DINOS
5 Ways a carabiner could save your dog’s life!
Joggers and Bikers: How to score a dog bite
At Home and at the Vet
Invisible Fences: No one likes walking past ’em.
Peace in the Yard: How to Fix Your Fence (and Front Door) to Help Your Dogs
Helping your dog at the Vet’s Office, including introducing your dog to a muzzle
Exercise and Fun
Meet the most amazing dog toy ever: the Flirt Pole
Exercise your dogs without leaving the house. Perfect for rainy days or when you need a break from walking your dog in public.
Why it’s ok to Treat Yo’ Self! and skip the dog walk some days.
Meet Nose Works. It’s a sport your dog can’t fail at (even if they’re really naughty!)
How we can support our dogs beyond the daily walk
The Message: Responsible, Respectful, Safe
Be Responsible, Respectful, Safe: Ask First!
An off leash dog ruined my life: a service dog’s story
Be Polite. It could save an eplieptic dog’s life.
The Vet’s Office: waiting room or dog park?
Here’s what you need to know if you’re spreading the DINOS message: Find out how to deliver the message so people will listen!
Talking with the Experts
Living with a Reactive Dog: Interview with Dog Trainer Sara Reusche
Be Responsible and Know Your Legal Rights: Interview with Attorney Heidi Meinzer
The Secret Life of Dog Catchers: Interview with Animal Control Officer Shirley Zindler
Understanding Compassion Fatigue (if you live or work with dogs who have significant medical or behavioral issues, this might apply to you): Interview with Patricia Smith founder of the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project
Thoughts on Dogs and Animal Welfare
Stop Caring What Others Think. Standing up for your dogs is non-negotiable.
How I failed as a rescuer: lessons from a sanctuary
It’s not how a dog was raised that matters the most, it’s how you manage them in the present that really counts
A DINOS in foster care: an adoption story
Celebrating life with a not-so-perfect dog: Happy Boogie Day!
Why we love our DINOS – a collection of Love Letters
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