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Training Time: Loose Leash Walking

Loose Leash Walking (Let’s Be A Team) By Sandy Modell ALEXANDRIA,VA-Contrary to popular belief, dogs that pull on the leash while being walked do not want...

Training Time: The Bond With Our Pets

The Love Affair with Our Pets By Sandy Modell A pet's companionship, comfort and non-judgmental nature can have powerful effects. As American wildlife photographer, writer, wildlife...

Slaughterhouse 5 Make Feathers Fly

Alexandria, VA: The Alexandria City Council approved the operation of a Halal chicken slaughterhouse and butcher shop 5-2 on March 26, ending the latest...

Don’t Wait to Socialize Your New Puppy

Training Time! By Sandy Modell Experts used to advise new puppy parents to keep their 8-week-old bundles of joy home until they were four to six...

Benefits to Training Your Dog

January was National Train Your Dog Month, But It’s Never Too Late to Start! By Sandy Modell Each year, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT),...

Back to School for Kids and Dogs: Training Tips That Will...

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. Soon we’ll be waving our little ones off to the bus stop and tearfully sending...

Puppy Student Success: Finn’s Spotlight in Alexandria

By Sandy ModellFinn, a miniature Australian Labradoodle, came into the hearts of Stacy and her husband Chi just about a year ago. But even...

Power Pets of Local Celebrities

Chapman City Councilman John T. Chapman with his fiancé and Women’s Commission Board Member Monika Jones holding her precious pup Jet.Amy Jackson Women’s Commission, Scholarship Fund,...

Alexandria Agility Dog Competes in North American Dog Agility Championships ...

 Pam Schiffleger and her 5 year-old rescue Border Collie Tripp recently competed in the NADAC (North American Dog Agility Council) Championships in Sunbury, OH....

Sandy Modell, By Amber Healy

 Sandy Modell didn’t set out to revolutionize the public transportation world. She just wanted to live in the Shenandoah Valley, on a farm, and...
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