My Bullmastiff Pooped in My Bed

It is tempting to pretend nothing unexpected or unfortunate ever occurs with my dogs. I proclaim now, with no little modesty or humility, this is not the actual fact: if I have any expertise, or at least some small familiarity, with the care, feeding, and training of dogs, it has led me to understand unexpected … Continue reading My Bullmastiff Pooped in My Bed

Lassie, Maslow, Timmy, and, Well, a Well

Abraham Maslow proposed a way of organizing human needs into a hierarchy, a sort of if/then logic ladder, and this way of thinking can be  illuminating when considering a dog’s needs and potentials. The levels in this hierarchy of Maslow’s are as follows: the necessary physiological components for survival; the assurance of one's immediate safety; positive … Continue reading Lassie, Maslow, Timmy, and, Well, a Well