Friend, companion, confidante

Dogs are more than just pets. They are our confidantes, our companions. They are our sidekicks, our cohorts, our comic-relief. They are our biggest supporters and our constant champions. They are our best friends. They are family. No where in the world is this more apparent than it is here in the good old, USA….

Bad Examples

Some of the most common issues for which I get training calls are separation anxiety, leash reactivity, and home defensiveness. In many of those cases, I can trace the root cause of the behavior back to the owners. Dogs are masters at reading our body language and emotions. So, it is no wonder that these…

2018…the end.

In the words of the Mountain Goats, I’m going to make it through this year, if it kills me. Well, here I am, at the end of one tough year.

Merry Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from The American Canine. We wish you all a joyous season and wonderful 2019. Here are s few pictures from our morning celebration.

A Rainey Night

On this Wordless Wednesday, I want to pay tribute, not to one of the dogs in my life, but a cat. Rainey, aka Fatty, joined our pack some 7 years ago. She ruled the house with an iron paw for several years, instilling fear in the dogs at times, and rewarding their fealty with kneading…