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Hello, Loop readers!

Have you ever thought your dog might make a great therapy dog? If so, we'd love to meet you and...

 

Phasing out food rewards in dog training

B.T. writes, "I'm trying to train my dog to do basic commands like sit and lay down, and at first...

 

Aggressive behavior

L.J. from Stallion Springs, writes, "What are some signs of aggression in dogs? How can I diagnose...

 

Help with personal space

Nina R. of Tehachapi writes, "My dog Jackson, a Jack Russell terrier mix, follows me everywhere; he...

 
 By Liz R. Kover    Community    May 27, 2017

Ask a trainer!

M.B. writes, “My dog constantly wants to lick my hands and face! I don’t mind some kisses, but...

 
 By Liz R. Kover    Community    May 13, 2017

It's a Dog's Life

Alexander the Great said, "I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well....

 

Fitness, the 'frisky' way

Do most of us look back at our experiences in middle school PE with fondness and pride? Or do we...

 

Why it's important to keep your dog guessing

Dogs thrive when their lives include a balance of predictability and spontaneity. I believe the...

 

An update on Fred

First of all, I can hardly deal with how precious Fred's face is in this picture; the sweetness is...

 

'The Jolly Routine'

"The Jolly Routine" is a term coined by the renowned canine behaviorist William Campbell. It means...

 

We give thanks

• To the supporters, both locally and worldwide, who literally keep us going every day. With finan...

 

Making miracles

As most regular readers of our column know, I am the director of Marley's Mutts' community...

 

Students PLEDG(e) to Make a Difference

Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue has an extended community of impassioned supporters that spans the globe....

 

Program Updates

The " Miracle Mutts" program – Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue's Outreach, Education, and Therapy Dog Ce...

 

What can we learn from Hooch?

Mutt Fans, put your hands and paws together for little Miss Vivi, who has just surpassed fifty...

 

Frisky fitness

When a kid hears a parent say, "Walk the dog", I imagine he sees a looming item on a dreaded to-do...

 

Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue Ranch

As a dedicated group of animal rescuers, trainers, and community educators, we at Marley's Mutts...

 

Reflecting on the last two years

As we approach the end of another fruitful year at Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue, I’m moved to...

 

Partners for life

The benefits of canine intervention in so many activities with children are well-documented. Dogs in...

 

Miracle Mutts

Miracle Mutts is Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue's Outreach and Education division, and involves the...

 

Barks & Books

Greetings, Mutt Fans! In this month's article, I get to make a very special announcement, geared...

 

Fred-Courage Rogers

Fred is the beautiful yellow lab I raised and trained to be a service dog two years ago through...

 
 By Liz R. Kover    Community    May 23, 2015

Life skills class the Mission at Kern County

You know how when you're on a long, intense hike up a steep incline, and your focus is solely on...

 

Dear Fed-Up-With- Things-Being-Chewed-Up

Not many things are more frustrating than finding your favorite pair of shoes or expensive...

 

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