Author Archive | francine

Are You Really Ready For The Holidays?

Shopping, baking, decorating, cooking, cleaning—the preparations for the Holidays go on and on. And then it’s guests, lots of food, wrapping paper and ribbons, music, laughing and playing.  So…where’s the dog? Some dogs do really well; they are able to mingle amidst the chaos and settle and relax when they need to.  Some even retreat […]

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What’s In A Yawn?

You yawn when you’re tired and probably when you’re bored.  You even yawn when you see someone else yawning a lot.  And some athletes yawn to focus and stay calm before a competition.  Take a look at “Making The Case For the Pre-Race Yawn” for details on that. Olympic skater Apolo Ohno was well-known for […]

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Say Good-Bye to “No!”

You have your new puppy or dog for a few weeks and then realize that, as the dog gets more comfortable, that sweet puppy or new arrival gets more active and starts to explore, push boundaries and get downright naughty. The result?  You feel as though all you say is “No!” He barks at you […]

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