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  • I am an animal welfare advocate and behavioral trainer for both horses and dogs. I have a daughter and three pups of my own. Gonzo is a 7 year old Australian Shepherd, Mama Mia is a 7 year old Pit Mix, and Lolli is a 4 year old Papihuahua (Papillon/Chi). rnrnCurrently developing a non-profit organization - StoryDogs - with a 2 part process to 1) pull dogs who pass a stringent temperament test that would otherwise be euthanized, and 2) train and provide them as therapy/service dogs to veterans afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.
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  • Posted on Mama Mia in Dog Registry on 11/07/2012

  • Posted in thread: Texas State Licensing for Detector Dog Trainers on 10-21-2012 at 12:46 AM
    Can anyone direct me to the appropriate state website for more information regarding detector
    dog trainer licensing for the State of Texas? The best results I could turn up from my own
    searching was g...

  • Posted in thread: Flank Licking OCD? on 11-17-2011 at 07:39 PM
    Curiouser and curiouser...I suspect my white Pit has developed an obsessive licking compulsion
    along both of her flanks. She had fall hot spots but with a tweak to her diet, the usual
    indicators of ho...

  • Posted in thread: What are your concerns about boarding kennels? on 10-07-2011 at 02:29 PM
    As the manager of a boarding facility, as well as previous posts from working as kennel tech to
    directing a no-kill shelter, my concern is the same for ANY public canine facility and that is
    (what I c...

  • Posted in thread: Dog boots on 10-07-2010 at 09:53 PM
    So I've got a Vizsla in who is too gunshy to hunt so we're taking him another direction.
    Getting him up and ready for long-distance hiking using slow-paced agility for conditioning,
    but he will eventu...

  • Posted in thread: Lolli on 09-25-2010 at 01:08 PM
    Miss Lolli and my daughter (AKA her human).

  • Posted in thread: Hi from TX on 09-25-2010 at 01:02 PM
    Hello Cali! Hail from Austin as well! As a fellow lover of Poms and a lifelong owner of
    Australian Shepherds, perhaps we can do a playdate some time. And I absolutely LOVE your
    Crested. Too stinkin' c...

  • Posted in thread: Going Home on 07-09-2010 at 05:06 PM
    I wanted to quickly thank both of you very much for your insight. I've been doing a lot of
    thinking and have decided to revamp the entire training program here. Eliminating a couple of
    board-n-train o...

  • Posted in thread: Going Home on 07-07-2010 at 11:56 PM
    I do weekly videos for them for that very reason, as well as a "see? I swear I trained them!"
    safety net for when they show up in person and their dogs suddenly lose everything they've
    learned in that...

  • Posted in thread: Going Home on 07-07-2010 at 09:27 PM
    I've recently started an obedience board-n-train program that has really been shown a lot of
    interest lately. I've got 4 dogs in right now and dare not take anymore since having 6 dogs in
    the house wi...

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