Dog Behavior and Nature

Dr. Kim’s views on dog behavior and nature


Same Species Different Personalities

Same Species Different Personalities


Posted By on May 30, 2017

Right now I have two dogs. Both are American breeds. Both are, of course, canine carnivores – Canis lupus familiaris. (The domestic dog is a member of genus Canis that forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant carnivore. Information extracted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog). I had to stress CARNIVORE lol. While they are both the same species with the same genus and same species needs, they are...

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Stretching into Trust

Stretching into Trust


Posted By on Mar 22, 2016

Going into my “Animal Girl” mode in this post to share with you some beautiful insights that our dogs can show us in their unique ways if we’ll but pay attention and allow them to do just that. This time we are stretching into trust with two simple canine lessons. I’ve shared many times how much my American Bully dog, King, has been able to teach and help me as regards my energy, my attitude, my emotions. In...

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Sit Really Does Mean SIT

Sit Really Does Mean SIT


Posted By on Mar 3, 2016

Over the past two years I’ve had the privilege of getting to know a remarkable young woman by the name of Bre Altherr. She and her husband Chris, own and operate the North Indy Sit Means Sit franchise. When they say sit really does mean sit – it really does mean that! While their facility is focused on training, they also have a store, grooming, boarding and nutrition consulting available – yes they are raw feeding...

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The Howling Game


Posted By on Mar 23, 2015

About three months ago King (my American Bully) began playing a game with me that is not only funny but a lot of fun for me – and a nice release for him I am sure. I call it the Howling Game – even though it starts with a whole bunch of barking. King will sometimes initiate the play by running to get a toy and have me play tuggie wit him. His primary aim isn’t to play with me but to entice Schatzie (my Carolina Dog...

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Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek


Posted By on Feb 4, 2015

This blog post was written in 2011 not long before my Neapolitan Mastiff, Shadrach, (my Heart Dog Extraordinaire) passed away. I wrote it for my book blog but have since closed all other blogs save this one. So I am sharing it here. Be aware I am a Christian so that is the bend of this particular post on the game I played with Shadrach, Hide and Seek. We played this from puppyhood until the week of his death. I’ve not ever been...

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Shyness in Dogs

Shyness in Dogs


Posted By on Jun 17, 2014

Last month I went to a local dog show to meet my online friend, Erika Haferkorn of Red Angel Raw. I have purchased her treats for my dogs for the last few years. Erika was at the dog show with her Red Angel Raw booth with the variety of her raw foods and all dehydrated meat treats. She also brought some essential oils along as well. While we were there one woman with a German Shorthaired Pointer pup (5 months of age) came around to...

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