Living With and Training Fearful Dogs with Debbie Jacobs

On Sunday, May 8th, 2016, Women’s Humane Society in Bensalem, PA. will be hosting Debbie Jacobs, author of A Guide to Living With & Training A Fearful Dog. Debbie is an expert in treating fear and anxiety in dogs and we are thrilled to be hosting this event. Debbie travels the globe speaking at shelters, to rescues and at dog training clubs about the challenges and rewards that are specific to fearful dogs.

This day-long […]

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No, You Will Not Be Meeting My Dog….

The conversation usually goes something like this:  “Can I meet him?” “No, he’s going to stay in his crate” . . . “But I feel bad that he’s in his crate” “Don’t. He’s perfectly happy there” . . .  “Is he aggressive?” “No, he’s nervous with new people” . . . “Does he bite?” “He hasn’t yet, and my goal is to keep it that way” . . .

Let me start out by saying, […]

Sweet Savannah

Loving a dog isn’t always an easy business. Like people, dogs have needs, wants, good days, bad days. They get injuries and illnesses and we know that no matter how much we wish it weren’t true, the end of their little lives will come sooner that we could ever want.

Savannah has always been the easiest of my dogs. I informally adopted her in 2007 when her previous owner’s life went through major upheaval. Though […]

I Reward Pit Bulls (and other dogs, too!)

I recently started a new job, as the Canine Behavior Education Coordinator at Women’s Humane Society in Bensalem, PA. My role includes running training programs for the public and training and enrichment programs for the dogs in our care. Long story short: I absolutely LOVE it! One of the things I am finding is that my donated treat supply can’t keep up with demand! Here’s the thing: shelter dogs don’t love Milk Bones. A […]

Theo Miller: Journey of a Rescue Dog

I was somewhere between Omaha, Nebraska, and Rapid City, South Dakota, when I checked the rearview mirror for possibly the fiftieth time since beginning this road trip to see how Theo was doing in the backseat.  He was stretched out and snoozing, head resting on a stuffed horn I had tossed him after our last rest stop.  We were about halfway through a nearly 3,000 mile cross-country trek to meet up with his adopter, […]