Dog Behavior and Nature

Dr. Kim’s views on dog behavior and nature


The Digging Garden

The Digging Garden


Posted By on Nov 12, 2018

We all know it’s in a dog’s nature to DIG right? At least if we don’t we ought to KNOW that…it’s sort of a duh ya know! What I have always done – well after Shadrach came along that is lol – is have a place in my yard where they CAN dig. At my former home I called it the Digging Garden lol. To help my dogs learn they can dig there but not dig up the grass is I just stop them in the act. Then I...

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Animals Can Self-Medicate

Animals Can Self-Medicate


Posted By on Oct 22, 2018

When allowed access to their natural environments, animals can self-medicate even if that can’t be proven scientifically since it is subjective – at least according to science it is anyway. To sidetrack a bit it always amazes me how humans feel the need to have to “prove” the intelligence and cognition of animals. It is our arrogance thinking that we are the only intelligent, cognitive creatures on the planet that has gotten us into...

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Observing Nature

Observing Nature


Posted By on Sep 16, 2018

A couple of mornings ago I found both of these almost next to one another. The feather is from a little sand owl who has her nest in a mesa cleft we walk past each morning. She flew off with her meal (mouse or squirrel) as we came upon her and left a feather in the process. 🦅 I don’t know what the other is but it matched the feather and feels like a sand dollar in texture. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I’m sharing because I find things out here on our desert...

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Shaving Your Dog’s Fur

Shaving Your Dog’s Fur


Posted By on Aug 19, 2018

I know a lot of people shave down their dogs in summer that have heavy coats. Did you know that coat provides insulation both against the heat as well as the cold? I’m sharing this a little late in the summer, but it holds just as true for winter as far as a matted coat is concerned. Dogs NEED their coats just as they are so please take heed on this for their sakes. Groomers often don’t have a choice but to shave down the...

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American Bully PULLER Action!

American Bully PULLER Action!


Posted By on Aug 12, 2018

Recently I was asked by the creators of the Puller dog toy if I would review this toy for them – as in get some Puller action from my American Bully. So they sent me a couple of them to test out King. King’s breed LOVES this type of play especially since they were designed to do this very thing. My female Schatzie (Carolina Dog) isn’t a bit interested lol but she gets tail waggin’ happy when she watches us play...

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Happy CALM 4th For Your Dog

Happy CALM 4th For Your Dog


Posted By on Jul 4, 2018

Today is THAT holiday that can really cause some fear in dogs. Here are a couple of graphics that can help you keep your dog happy and calm for the 4th. I have used the YL oils since 2004 so I trust them and have had really great results with them. I prefer to pet along the spine and avoid the ears (behind the ears I have done and behind the paws as well as this post suggests). Here is a video on calming oils I did a couple of years...

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