This week I am one proud dog mama, though not really because of anything Woody did. As I've written about before, Woody attended behavioral modification training earlier this year. These classes were probably the best things I ever could have done to strengthen our dog-human relationship. They taught me how to read his behavior and understand how to get him to focus and channel his energy. The other day, The Behavior Clinic posted that Amanda Eick-Miller, the clinic's behavioral technician, recently received the technician research award from the Veterinary Behavior Symposium, sponsored by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.
Some of you may think it's silly that I take my dog to this level of training, but this is proof that there is a lot of work going in to this field. This work will further allow for humans and their furry companions to understand each other and create more harmonious relationships between dogs and people. I am so grateful that someone like this practices in the Cleveland area and uses so much time and energy toward helping animals be better. So, with that, congrats, Amanda, on your accomplishments! You're the best there is.
I'm just a twenty-something female raising the weirdest dog I've ever met.