It's been several years since I've had to train a pup. I figured that since I had done it three times before, it would be a daily ongoing process for me to train Callie, our newest. Boy, was I wrong....we added Callie to our family as a "foster to adopt" rescue when she was just 5 weeks old. It was easy then. I knew how to crate her to protect her, how to train her to go to her "spot" outside, and how to be comfortable with being touched by a variety of different people.
I just read this great blog on Fully Vetted, by Patty Khuly, DVM, about human medicine learning lessons from our veterinary colleagues. As a practicing ED doc, pet shop owner and professed dog lover, I couldn't agree more! Here was my response:
As a practicing ER doc, pet boutique owner and dog owner, I couldn't agree with you more! I recently went through the "end of life" process with my 14 yo Norwegian Elkhound. My decision to allow her to end her life in a loving environ