Let’s Go 2020!

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA It’s 2020…can you believe it?! Ten years ago, Ann Waterbury opened New Dawn Animal Behavior Center. I came on board as an intern in 2015 …

Holiday Safety for Dogs

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA   Here are our tips for a safe holiday with your dogs:   • Make sure your Christmas tree is anchored so it doesn’t tip …

Building Your Connection

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA This is my oldest dog, Chupacabra, who will turn 11 in February. She is my more sensitive girl, who is also reactive toward other dogs. …

Halloween Safety for Dogs

  By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA   Halloween is my favorite holiday by far (it also happens to be my wedding anniversary)! It is important that we keep our dogs …

Denali’s New Life

By: Karey Burek, PhD   On a hot day in late August 2018, Denali was locked in a cage, doused in a chemical accelerant and watched as the house was set on fire around her; I can only guess that …

12 Years of Freedom

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA Those of you who have spent some time with me know that I really got into dog behavior when I began volunteering at the ASPCA …