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Choosing a Final Good-Bye Away from the Vet’s Office

Choosing a Final Good-Bye Away from the Vet’s Office

The pros and cons of opting for euthanasia at home or another specially chosen place.

December 2018 - For 16 years, California resident Jennifer Mickadeit adored her mixed-breed dog, Zowie. The loyal pooch was her companion through a divorce, new marriage, and the birth of her daughter, Lola Rose. So when Zowie’s failing health made it clear that it was time to make end-of-life decisions, Ms. Mickadeit wanted to ensure her death would be as comfortable — and intimate — as possible.

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Off!

Off!

Teaching your dog not to jump on people.

It’s one of the most annoying behaviors many dogs engage in — jumping on people, including their owners. They clearly don’t mean harm. On the contrary, they’re usually excited and trying to be friendly. But it can hurt. It can also soil clothes or even knock some people over, including the elderly and the very young. At the very least, it can be unpleasantly startling. Why is it often so hard to train a dog out of this behavior?

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Can You Pass the Remote?

Can You Pass the Remote?

Dogs watching television.

My son John was a year old, sitting on the couch sucking a milk bottle while watching a children’s French video, when the video ended and he found himself suddenly at the start of a Law and Order episode.

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