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Today I’m making a whirlwind trip to Dallas, Texas (leaving early in the morning and returning tonight) to meet my cousin, Sue’s new little Bichon Frise puppy. I get to do some behavioral work with the new little one and I get to go to training classes with Sue’s other two dogs.

Sue has therapy dogs who visit hospitals with her several times each week to help lift everyone’s spirits. Sue also trains other people’s dogs to become therapy dogs as well. I’m proud of my cousin and the great work that she and her dogs do to help others.

I look forward to spending time with her and her sweet girls and I look forward to cuddling with her puppy as well.

I’ll be back for All Paws hours on Wednesday.
-Dr. Mar Doering
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4 days ago

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I told you that when we first met our new boy, Luigi, at Jefferson City Animal Shelter Dave fell immediately in love. What I didn’t fully mention is that Luigi bears a more than striking resemblance to another beloved dog of ours who we had to say good-bye to 6 years ago on Christmas Day. Her name was Maggiano and she was one of the true loves of Dave’s and my life. Maggiano and Luigi are look-alikes in size, cuteness, color and happy-go-lucky, wild & crazy personalities, too. We are blessed to have this gift of another sweet and funny doggie in our family.

Here’s a photo of Maggiano and her brother from another mother, Luigi.
-Dr. Mar Doering
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I told you that when we first met our new boy, Luigi, at Jefferson City Animal Shelter Dave fell immediately in love.  What I didn’t fully mention is that Luigi bears a more than striking resemblance to another beloved dog of ours who we had to say good-bye to 6 years ago on Christmas Day.  Her name was Maggiano and she was one of the true loves of Dave’s and my life.  Maggiano and Luigi are look-alikes in size, cuteness, color and happy-go-lucky, wild & crazy personalities, too.  We are blessed to have this gift of another sweet and funny doggie in our family.

Here’s a photo of Maggiano and her brother from another mother, Luigi.
-Dr. Mar Doering

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Know how much the similarity means to you both. Ellie is a clone of her daddy Johnny and he is still with me through his daughter.

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1 week ago

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Many pets are not big fans of vacuum cleaners. The loud noises and back and forth motions of the machine can frighten pets and even bring out their prey drive. Lately I’ve seen several behavioral patients who make their owner’s lives difficult on cleaning days. With a little behavioral help, some work on the owner’s part, and some positive associations made with the vacuum and good treats, these pets can make changes. In a short time the vacuum becomes just a part of life and sometimes another reason for a good reward.

This past weekend our new doggie, Luigi, had his first encounter with the vacuum at our home. It took me a few minutes to calm Luigi’s worries down. First he became anxious, but, when he saw his new brothers and sisters laying there as I ran the vacuum around them and also saw me reward their calm behaviors with treats, Luigi decided that the vacuum wasn’t such a bad machine after all. He came over to me for his own treat. By the time I started vacuuming our hallway he was laying down with everyone else.

Here are a few photos of Luigi, Dooey and Raphael receiving pets from me as I vacuumed.
-Dr. Mar Doering
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Many pets are not big fans of vacuum cleaners. The loud noises and back and forth motions of the machine can frighten pets and even bring out their prey drive. Lately I’ve seen several behavioral patients who make their owner’s lives difficult on cleaning days. With a little behavioral help, some work on the owner’s part, and some positive associations made with the vacuum and good treats, these pets can make changes. In a short time the vacuum becomes just a part of life and sometimes another reason for a good reward.

This past weekend our new doggie, Luigi, had his first encounter with the vacuum at our home. It took me a few minutes to calm Luigi’s worries down. First he became anxious, but, when he saw his new brothers and sisters laying there as I ran the vacuum around them and also saw me reward their calm behaviors with treats, Luigi decided that the vacuum wasn’t such a bad machine after all. He came over to me for his own treat. By the time I started vacuuming our hallway he was laying down with everyone else.

Here are a few photos of Luigi, Dooey and Raphael receiving pets from me as I vacuumed.
-Dr. Mar Doering

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Can you train our tanna on accepting the vacuum to brush her? Would be much easier for me to get the hair off of her instead of the carpet.

HA! My Min Pin pulls mine around and barks at it when I vac. She thinks it's a great game. NOT!😂😂

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Here is our new buddy, Luigi, sitting like an angel with some of his new brothers and sisters (Penne Pasta, Doggy, Duncan and Giuseppe) while they wait for a treat from our veterinary assistant, Kevin, who is also their best friend.
-Dr. Mar Doering
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Here is our new buddy, Luigi, sitting like an angel with some of his new brothers and sisters (Penne Pasta, Doggy, Duncan and Giuseppe) while they wait for a treat from our veterinary assistant, Kevin, who is also their best friend. 
-Dr. Mar Doering

Meet Luigi; our newest little boy. He is about 3 years old and a Schnauzer mix. He was rescued by Jefferson City Animal Shelter and we were lucky enough to be chosen to adopt him.

I have to confess that I was looking for a tiny “Mario”- type boy, but Dave took one look at Luigi in the JCAS run and fell in love. You see, Luigi is almost the spitting-image of Maggiano, another dog we loved and lost six and a half years ago on Christmas Day.

Luigi is a definite work in progress, but he is learning very quickly and fitting into his new life with his new doggie, kitty and human family at home and at All Paws. Dave and I are so thankful to everyone at JCAS for all the great work they do. We are proud to say that we now have 3 JCAS rescued doggies in our family.

I’ll keep you posted on Luigi’s progress.
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Meet Luigi; our newest little boy.  He is about 3 years old and a Schnauzer mix.  He was rescued by Jefferson City Animal Shelter and we were lucky enough to be chosen to adopt him.

I have to confess that I was looking for a tiny “Mario”- type boy, but Dave took one look at Luigi in the JCAS run and fell in love.  You see, Luigi is almost the spitting-image of Maggiano, another dog we loved and lost six and a half years ago on Christmas Day.

Luigi is a definite work in progress, but he is learning very quickly and fitting into his new life with his new doggie, kitty and human family at home and at All Paws.  Dave and I are so thankful to everyone at JCAS for all the great work they do.  We are proud to say that we now have 3 JCAS rescued doggies in our family.

I’ll keep you posted on Luigi’s progress.

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He’s adorable ❤️

Oh, my! What a cutie!

I saw him last night and he is adorable.

Very cute....can't wait to see him.

He certainly knows how to charm the camera! Congrats on your new family member!

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