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Posts by Bronagh Daly 

Five By Five Canine’s training tips, case studies, and real-life musing about the animals we love and live with in the Connecticut area.

RESILIENCE

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Conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected.

In our most difficult months, weeks, days, hours, I would sometimes think about how things might’ve been different for Oz and I. If we had been dealt a different deck of cards, if things were easier for my big feelings boy, where we might be now…

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Climb Your Own Mountain

Climb Your Own Mountain

I’ll be the first to admit that it can be pretty easy to fall into a trap of comparing your own journey to the ever rotating highlight reels that haunt Facebook newsfeeds. However, I also know it’s important to remember that no two journeys are the same. No two...

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Skip The Waiting Room

Skip The Waiting Room

If you dog has any feelings about the vet that aren’t warm and fuzzy—it’s time to change up your vet visit routine. Before Oz’s anxiety disorder started to really rear it’s head, for each dog’s vet appointment, I would always sit and wait in my vet’s waiting room, as...

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Ode to a blue dog

Ode to a blue dog

An ode to the blue dog who started it all. He was the first one to teach me the joy in a behavioral challenge. The first one to teach me that a dog who throws off your expectations can sometimes be the best thing that can happen to you. He was the dog that first...

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Ode to a blue dog

Ode to a blue dog

An ode to the blue dog who started it all. He was the first one to teach me the joy in a behavioral challenge. The first one to teach me that a dog who throws off your expectations can sometimes be the best thing that can happen to you. He was the dog that first...

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Don’t ignore the sniff, listen to it

Don’t ignore the sniff, listen to it

Sniffing. Not aways very important to us, but vital to dogs. In fact, “the area of the canine brain that is devoted to analyzing scent is 40 times greater than that of the human.”* Dogs seek information through sniffing, but they also give it—if you’re willing to...

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