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Christy Powers, All About Pets Columnist

Christy Powers is a freelance writer whose passion is studying and writing about pet health, nutrition and training. She can be reached at: cpowerspak@gmail.com.

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Watching a dear friend age right before you is painful. There are the physical signs and sometimes those frightening mental ones, too.

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How would you train a dolphin to jump out of the water and high into the air? Probably not something you think a lot about, but it is the foundation of a training method called clicker training.

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Cannot believe another month is behind us. No wonder all the Halloween candy is suddenly appearing in the stores. Pretty soon, we will be seeing endless Christmas stuff. At least it should be cooler by then.

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Many people, during this stay at home plague, have decided it is a perfect time to adopt an adult dog from one of the many rescue organizations or from the web. Others are planning a trip to secure their new precious pet from the breeder.

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Do you ever wonder, while walking with your dog, how he could be so attracted to the very same bushes that he hovered over yesterday, and yet, the smells appear to be all new to him?

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Daily, I am reminded of how bored my dogs are. I think it’s primarily that I am not coming and going, therefore I am more aware of their boredom. They do not find my Zoom classes very stimulating.

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Well, we made it through another hot month. Just a couple more to go and we will be ready to complain about the cold weather. Must admit, I am ready.

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Two years ago this week, this adventure began: writing a weekly pet column for the Daily Courier. It has been such a terrific opportunity to focus my desire to write about pets. My columns have certainly covered the waterfront from tortoises to nesting birds, but mostly covering subjects of interest to dog, and hopefully, some cat, people.

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If your household is anything like mine, our four-legged friends do not try to hide their boredom, particularly in this extreme heat. It is so easy to relieve this annoying behavior with food, especially treats.

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Monsoon season is just ahead and hopefully, we will receive an abundant amount of moisture to provide a desperately needed drink for our trees and plants, to help prevent fires and to provide water pools for our wild creatures from birds to bears.

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