Tracie Korol

Your dog is a person, too

0 / April 17, 2014 8:08 am

By Tracie Korol We are now floating in the sea change where dogs, in earlier centuries regarded as pests or property, later to become helpmates and co-workers, are now not even companions and friends. Now, they are family.  And as […]

Ears to you

0 / April 10, 2014 7:57 am

By Tracie Korol When the Blue Angels perform practiced maneuvers low over my house, I noticed that with each pass my visiting pack flattened to the ground, ears clamped tight to the head. The noise was painful to my ears […]

Off to a good start

0 / April 2, 2014 11:06 pm

By Tracie Korol “We just got a puppy this weekend!” is a sentence I hear more often than a non-dog person would. I wade cautiously into these exchanges curious to know if the new owner was overcome with spontaneous puppy […]

The wolf on the sofa

0 / March 27, 2014 11:31 am

By Tracie Korol Dogs straddle two worlds; they all carry a template of behaviors inherited from their wolf ancestors.  With varying degrees of success, they attempt to overlay this template on their lives amongst us humans. Sometimes, the template doesn’t […]

A family that plays together

0 / March 20, 2014 11:10 am

By Tracie Korol When we watch a litter of puppies play we can be convinced that play is a natural behavior. But I’m sure you’ve met some dogs that don’t play well or that don’t seem interested play at all.  […]

Integrative therapy for you and your dog

0 / March 13, 2014 8:40 am

By Tracie Korol The gist of Triumph of New-Age Medicine, an article by David H. Freedman, addresses how mainstream medicine (Harvard, Yale, Duke and the Mayo Clinic) has adopted alternative healing practices into their integrative medical-research clinics.  For many years […]

What’s in a word?

0 / March 5, 2014 7:46 pm

By Tracie Korol When it comes to describing a healthier life — for us and our dogs — we are encouraged to participate in a new vocabulary to remain current with rising trends. Both people and animal doctors are trending […]

All about dog hair: Not the cause of allergies

0 / February 27, 2014 8:58 am

By Tracie Korol Contrary to myth and legend, you are not allergic to your dog’s hair. Dog hair itself is not an allergen. Mostly likely you are allergic to what’s under it or on it. Dander or old skin scales […]

All about dog hair: Part One

0 / February 19, 2014 8:04 pm

By Tracie Korol Dave lived to shed. When he came to live with me he was a bony, almost hairless farm mongrel. His first year was spent chained in front of a mobile home in rural Mt. Gilead, Ohio. He […]

Give a dog a bone and …

0 / February 13, 2014 10:39 am

By Tracie Korol Give a dog a bone and after a few cursory licks, he’ll tote it out to the backyard to bury his treasure for another day. He’ll hide his chew in the couch cushions, or maybe try to […]