Dog Behavior and Nature

Dr. Kim’s views on dog behavior and nature


Recently I wrote a post on how my husband and I have been working to help our very noise/vibrations reactive, young Carolina Dog, Ezra. That post is Dances With Dogs (a podcast is also available on that post). Ezra watching for the neighbor dogs Ezra’s noise/vibration reactivity has been one of the hardest things I’ve had to deal with in one of my own dogs. I say one of the hardest because my former Great Dane...

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Dodge, Hide, Seek, Find

Dodge, Hide, Seek, Find


Posted By on Oct 28, 2020

Ezra’s snowy face The funny thing is, I’ve played this game with ALL of my dogs as an ADULT – true “adulting” if you ask me! Dogs can help us get into THEIR world when we play games with them. It helps us to bond with them and build trust as well as train in a fashion they respond to very well. The two dogs that I’ve had the absolute MOST fun playing this game with have been my former Neo Mastiff...

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Sunbathing Dog

Sunbathing Dog


Posted By on Sep 23, 2020

Check out my new sunbathing partner. When Ezra first got here (September 26, 2019 – almost a year ago now) he wasn’t at all fond of sunbathing in our hot, dry heat. He came from the mountains of TN with humid heat and it was warmer there in the mornings than here. Ezra is now officially a sunbathing dog. Every day that he can (just like me) he is out sunbathing, except he goes out multiple times per day just as my boy King does....

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Dances with Dogs

Dances with Dogs


Posted By on Sep 14, 2020

When we got Ezra, our Carolina Dog puppy, in September 2019 at nine weeks of age, little did we know how drastically he would change our lives…then the world changed too. I’ve danced around with all my previous dogs, but not Ezra. Let me back up a bit before I go into the dancing further… Ezra focused on the neighbor dogs I’ve learned some things about Ezra that I won’t share here as it wouldn’t...

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The Pruning

The Pruning


Posted By on Aug 18, 2020

Last year we also had so much rain in August and September that our yard was so lush and green. Then Ezra came in like a Velociraptor pruning the entire lower natural yard, as well as forcing us to do some major pruning in our upper yard, adding fence borders everywhere so he couldn’t destroy this more cultured (if you can call it that now lol) yard too! At least it was cultured and pretty BEFORE Ezra, EEK! The thing is, we...

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The Doodle Bug

The Doodle Bug


Posted By on Jul 28, 2020

This is just a short post to share my sweet Bubby boy King. He gets left out too often now because of the puppy boy Ezra. So, I’m sharing him today. He’s now 8 1/2 years old. We’ve had him since he was 13 months old. His best friend in the world is my husband Donnie. King is an American Bully by breed, however, anything but a bully as in the human kind. He’s the kindest, funniest, most handsome and smart boy. This boy is the...

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