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Be the change

As a dog trainer, I find my job is both freshly challenging with each new case, and simultaneously, somewhat predictable. While each individual dog and dog guardian are unique and different, similar...

 

The human-canine feedback loop

When someone mentions therapy dogs, naturally called to mind are scenarios in which dogs bring comfort to people in need of a little extra. While this aspect of therapy dogs’ job description is...

 

Be the change

As a dog trainer, I find my job is both freshly challenging with each new case, and simultaneously, somewhat predictable. While each individual dog and dog guardian are unique and different, similar i...

 
 By Liz R Kover    Community    July 18, 2015

Big Boy - Moku

I was lucky enough to meet this butterball of love when he was just a four month old, roly-poly chocolate puppy. The moment I laid eyes on him, I knew two things: (1) that I would love him with all...

 

Up To So GOOD!

Tehachapi, I hope you'll indulge me as I revel in the waves of good news that we at Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue, with help from all of you in our "Mutt Militia", are ushering in these days! While Zach...

 

To Pet or Not to Pet

When it comes to service dog etiquette, I need to give a shoutout to the kids! The girl pictured here is eight year-old Abby; she represents an impressive consciousness many children seem to possess...

 

Fake Service Dogs

I received the following message recently, and wanted to share it as a way of presenting a growing problem that is infiltrating communities across the country. While I truly respect this person for...

 

A Dog's Life... And A Life's Work

When one thinks of a dog's life, one typically envisions a mutt stretched out in a sunny spot on the living room floor taking an afternoon nap; a happy-go-lucky puppy with her tongue hanging out as...

 
 By Liz R Kover    Community    July 5, 2014

Emotion, in Motion

A great healing revolution is underway in the universe. Healing energy is available to every single one of us in abundance. All we must do to utilize its power is understand that it is there, and...

 
 By Liz R Kover    Community    June 21, 2014

Shedding the Weight

With the obesity crisis weighing down both human and canine populations, research into how to tackle the problem is emerging from scientists in varying disciplines. Currently, the American Kennel...

 
 By Liz R Kover    Community    June 7, 2014

For the Dogs!

[Update - Tehachapi has made the finals! We are one of the leaders, but it is super important to vote 2 times everyday! It takes less than a minute. Do it for the dogs. :)] Tehachapi Residents, as...

 
 By Liz R Kover    Community    May 24, 2014

Vote For Tehachapi! Bark for Our Park!

Dear Tehachapi Residents & Fellow Dog Lovers, As you may already know, Meadowbrook Park is about to undergo an 'Extreme Makeover'. The conceptual site plan for the park's overhaul has been...

 
 By Liz R Kover    Community    May 10, 2014

Daycare Stories

My supposed-to-be-ticking motherly stopwatch seems to have cool jets for a woman of 30. I suppose my biological instincts to coddle and coo are aptly fulfilled through my job: I work at a daycare...

 

The New F.A.D. in Service Dog Training

Envision this. Bill, an American male in his early 40s, has struggled with weight issues all his life. Bill is depressed and uses junk food as an emotional anesthetic. He gets up in the morning...

 

Gift of Presence

A fellow animal rescuer and friend of mine asked a poignant and thought-provoking question. His text message read, "At the end of the day with all you do and all you see and the stories you hear, how...

 

Divine Intervention: Maggie's Story

It takes some of us longer than others to find the place we truly belong. We don’t know why this is, but we know that once we find and feel a sense of true rightness and belonging, the amount of...

 

Finding Maggie and Diamond

Since the moment of her escape on Christmas morning, several volunteers and friends of Marley's Mutts had scoured the landscape for any signs of Maggie with no luck at all. On the fourth day of...

 

Dog Speed

We see and experience more every day the ways in which dogs have the power to help people. They help us see, hear, and stand when we cannot. They help us detect diseases and medical emergencies more...

 

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