My Dog & I Archive

My Dog & I: Feed Me!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

I recently brought a new German Shepherd to live with me and had to suddenly focus on an issue I thought I knew a lot about… She had been fed a very exclusive diet for most of her life. She was on a raw food diet for her first year and since then has been […]

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My Dog & I: Old Dogs, New Tricks

One of my favorite questions is “Is my dog too old to train?” I love this question because there is nothing more fun than making a positive change in the dog world. Working with a dog that already has some years always teaches me something. I am sure that any continuing education teacher will tell […]

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My Dog & I: Not in the House!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

Why do dogs make the “mistake” of “going to the bathroom” in the house?? This is one of my most frequently asked questions…in various formats!! How do I stop my dog peeing on the carpet? He knows he did the wrong thing!! He runs back inside after I have had him in the yard for […]

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My Dog & I: Back into the Pack…

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

One of the trickiest parts of training a dog at my farm is the “going home” transition. I am ALWAYS asked how this is going to be executed successfully and mostly, we are able to make the handover pretty easy. Transitions are always interesting though and a lot does depend on the ability of the […]

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MY DOG & I: GREAT EXPECTATIONS!

I am surrounded by overachievers!! I am meeting lots of younger people these days who are moving into their own homes, establishing their own lives and reaching out into the world to add a four legged companion to their personal mix!! I hear all of the wonderful hopes and dreams of these Power Youngsters. They […]

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MY DOG & I: PRIME TIME.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

So this month we are not going to talk about puppies or training or discipline. This article is about allowing ourselves to enjoy the fruits of our labors and about rewarding our long time companions for their years of service! Our dogs these days are living longer… with the advent of better care and more […]

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My Dog & I: Mom! Can we Please Have a Puppy?

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

And so it begins…and of course, everyone wants a new puppy, what fun!! The kids and a lot of the grownups too. A cute, furry, loveable bundle of amusement and joy. How could you resist? And although we often use the kids as an excuse, we are also responding to our own impulses too. You […]

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MY DOG & I: LET’S GET PHYSICAL!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

I know it seems like I contradict myself sometimes…I know it can be confusing to hear many different and opposing pieces of information but try to stay with me just a little bit longer… I have spent several articles advising folks about over-touching their dogs. Interference with an animal’s energy force should never be taken […]

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My Dog & I: At The Vet.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

Well, I was standing in the vets office this morning, trying to figure out what to write about this month, when the obvious hit me!! It is so interesting to think about how full of complex interactions this visit can be!! In most eventualities, the trip to the vet is simply routine; shots, tick meds, a nail-trim…no […]

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My Dog & I: Summer.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

Thank Goodness! Yes, it’s that wonderful time of year when we can finally put away the fingerless gloves and thermals and find our flipflops… It is with great relief that I know I can count on mostly warm days and some river fun! So lets talk about some ways to make your Summer enjoyable for […]

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Take Food to a Higher Altitude w/ Hashtag Lewisburg!

Take Food to a Higher Altitude w/ Hashtag Lewisburg WV this April! - This April, take food to a higher altitude with Hashtag Lewisburg! This month, we feature one of Lewisburg’s newest restaurants, Landings, a farm-to-table experience located at Greenbrier Valley Airport. This issue also features Bennett Wales & The Relief, Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company’s 3-year anniversary celebration, the Legendary 12th Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, a Patsy Cline Tribute, […]

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