Welcome to the Thinking Dog blog and website!
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The Thinking Dog is a blog about dogs, our relationships with dogs, and how we can recognize the amazing thinking abilities of our canine friends. I am a freelance writer and service dog trainer. I specialize in puppy training — for pets or service / therapy dogs. Through my work with hundreds of puppies, I have learned that dogs are capable of so much more than most people realize.
“The Thinking Dog,” refers to Jana Bar-Haim Hogle, the beautiful white golden retriever pictured at the top of the page. She is my friend, traveling companion, muse, and editor. She is the primary inspiration for The Thinking Dog, though many other dogs have been my teachers and friends as well. Check back often, and feel free to post comments and add your own stories of thinking dogs!
Many thanks to Ken Gagne for endless patience and technical assistance.